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the only scene that I actually liked in this bizarre film


Was when the homeless cabaret singer showed up in drag holding balloons at Amanda Plummer's office and sang about the video spot.

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Pretty much agree. The wrong person won Best Supporting Actress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2BKWx_0qK0

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There's a similar scene in 'Brazil' where a cabaret singer goes to the main characters home and sings out an invitation to a party. It seems Gilliam puts a lot of similar scenes in these two movies. In fact, this is almost like a different, more optimistic version of Brazil.

Limit of the Willing Suspension of Disbelief: directly proportional to its awesomeness.

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For me that was the worst scene of the film. Made no sense. Hurt my ears and my head. Couldn't even tell what he was saying. He was not singing - he was screeching.

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Not everyone likes Ethyl Merman. Her voice is pretty harsh and brassy - and his singing was a take-off of hers.

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His singing hurt the ears and the sight of him hurt the eyes, lol.

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