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Disappointing but one of my Favorites!


This is my first Post! I love the polarity in views about this film. I don't think this film can be compared to the majority of studio films out there because it doesn't fit the recipe or formula that most viewers expect. If you look it as a study of archetypes or as an object lesson about good intentions and failure...it almost makes more sense as an unsuccessful film than it would as a blockbuster.

I loved the film because it left me disappointed as a film-goer and it was that disappointment that seemed to provide a metaphysical (magical?) connection with the protagonist(s) who continue to strive through history to get things right, but always fail. There's no Rudy here, no Good Will Hunting, no amazing success story...it's a disappointing film because it reflects realities that are all too uncomfortable for people who sometimes quietly look at their own lives (It takes guts to make a film that allows you to contemplate yourself when you're supposed to be busy watching.)

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This movie may disappoint but it's worth seeing. Sandy Powell is the costume designer. It's worth seeing her costumes that span the centuries.

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I dont think that it is a disappointment. What its telling us is that this character has been striving to live his life. In all of the timezones. When we get to the end of the film, we aren't seeing the end of the story. What it says is that life will just continue to go on, the character will continue to go on. I think that is a hopefull ending, and i like that.

Also good to see Robin Wlliams at his best as well.

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I think your opinion is brilliant :)

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I was thinking of the elaborate costumes, sets, and of course many talented actors and actresses. This movie had to being quite a penny to make. How well did it do at the box office?

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HEEELP !
I really like the trailer from this movie (the longer one) but i can't understand some parts. I tried to find the trailer script on the internet, but this movie is kinda old AND it's not that famous, even though it's a great movie. Can someone help me and write the trailer down? I would really appreciate it!

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IMDB reports that the budget was around $30,000,000 but it only made 1,500,000 in the box office. That must have been disappointing for all involved!

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