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Movie You Only See Once . .


and never want to see again! This would certainly be on my list.

Noticed that this movie was nominated and won a number of awards - those awards voted on by the people in the Hollywood mentality business. Also noticed it did not even get one nomination from the People's Choice awards that year. Nuff said!

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The People's Choice Awards? You must be kidding - the People's Choice award winner for Best Restaurant would be McDonald's.

J.

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Ha! Exactly. The People's Choice Awards is nothing but a mindless popularity contest for the masses. I mean come on! Wasn't "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" nominated for a PCA a couple years ago?

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And the Oscars are nothing but a mindless circlejerk of film makers

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On the contrary, this is a fine film - intelligent, insightful, beautifully acted and - and here's the charm - highly entertaining throughout. It's one of the more rewatchable American movies of recent years.

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Fantastic cast giving superlative performances.

Why not watch it a second or third time? Oh, is Transformers 2 playing on
the Space Channel again?

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I guess the film isn't one to watch again and again, but thats not a slight against it. I wouldn't watch Schindler's List once a week either.

And Seriously, must be a troll to be talking peoples choice awards.

"Nobody knows anybody, not that well..." - Miller's Crossing

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To the original poster cbjslp(whatever the hell that stands for),

You're a prude, un-sexually satisfied, and ignorant turd in our genetic pool. Please procreate so I can send your kids to war as my drones. Thank you, that is all.

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Like others above I think it was well acted, and yes it was entertaining, but it also left me feeling we hadn't addressed the core issue - which, because it's not a documentary, is not sex, but the development of the character. There was nobody who challenged him about his obsessive behaviour (workaholic), even his clearly intelligent wife just let him steamroller ahead, jeopardizing the family, his health etc.

All the nature films I've seen on TV have the naturalists (no I don't mean nudists) get all excited about courtship rituals and dances between animals. Peacocks spreading their plume, birdsong, emission of scents etc. And yet when Kinsey goes into a gay bar with his macho determined manner and gets the cold shoulder and acid comments from the gays, doesn't it occur to him that this too is part of the game, the affirmation of differentness, the prelude to the act? For me he focused too manically on the sexual act. But hey, it was groundbreaking research, I'll give him that.

PS I remember reading somewhere the film is not actually a reliable biopic.

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Richard2, did you see the same film I saw? I respectfully offer this:

Regarding his workaholic behaviour: The movie's already 2 hours long and doesn't need a long, drawn out scene depicting Mrs Kinsey's concerns. She does express it, however, in the scene where the Kinsey's are being swarmed by the press: she says "My husband's busier than ever. I hardly see him since he's taken up sex." Later, he collpases giving a speech. At the hospital she says "He's killing himself."

Regarding his macho, determined manner: He's the son of a self-righteous, uptight, judgmental preacher. Change is hard. Nuff said.

Regarding the development of his character: He expresses his (unfounded) disappointment that he couldn't help people. Later, Lynn Redgrave thanks him for changing her life, and the entire world.

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I think otherwise. I though the film was brilliant and depicted Kinsey's life very well. The acting in this movie is extraordinary, and the story is witty and romantic. But, I think there's two types of people in regards to this film: those who love it and those who hate it. There's no in between.

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lmao. Yeah. Those pesky People's Choice Awards. Maybe they were too busy awarding Twilight and Justin Bieber. Because they know better. The People. That's well known. Especially concerning the arts.

For every lie I unlearn I learn something new - Ani Difranco

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I literally did a spit take reading this old OP! Spit all over my computer! The IDEA that this movie ever could've gotten a nomination for a People's Choice Award! It goes without saying that those awards are rigged and not really representative of what "the people" want, let alone an appropriate measure of quality.

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