whats with the accent?!


Whats with the accent?!
alex speaks with a typical englisch accent while his father and uncle speak with a scottish (or something) accent?!?!?
And am i the only one that thinks his acting was realy bad?!...

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Well, considering that this story is set in Poland and all the people would be speaking Polish, since they are speaking English, I wouldn't think that any "accent" would really matter. We are to assume that they are speaking Polish, but the fact they are speaking English is a "suspension-of-disbelief" thing. At any rate, you can't really complain about any "accent" they have, because they are speaking English so an English speaking audience can understand the dialog.

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i think expecting a young boy to be able to speak with a good polish/jewish accent and act is asking a bit much...

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How is it asking a bit much? Thats what acting is!

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what is the smell of reality?

Nothing is more beautiful than nothing.

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13-year-old Haley Joel Osment speaks with a Polish accent in "Edges of the Lord" (2001) no problem. Not everyone can be expected to do it though and he was a very talented child actor.

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My guess is that when making a movie like this, it has to be decided if the entire cast can master the appropriate accent(s)...or not. If it's the latter, they just go with the actors regular accents and hope the story and the acting will carry the film. For me, this is certainly the case and soon after the film began I did not care what accent any of the characters had.

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Well, the older dude seemed to have a Slavic accent so that was appropriate.

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I think the short lived Jack Warden character was supposed to be Yiddish, which is a compilation of German, Slov, Russian, Ukraine, and other bits and pieces. Most of my grandparents spoke Yiddish, and Warden (RIP) did a fair job.

The British accents were necessary as this is largely a British production with British actors. Certainly didn't bother me, prefer it to subtitles, and adore British productions and actors. They can act Americans off the set.

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