Too Borrrrring.... *Yawn*


I started watching this movie with a couple of my friends. When the end titles started coming up, only I was awake. Wonder why, though - forty bucks on video rent shouldn't have to make one undergo such torture.
Now, really! The plot seemed so promising... promising enough to make me take the movie just by checking its blurb. But it wound up being so wasted, I thought even the characters in the movie were sleepwalking by the end of it.
Think they wanted to make something that would "make you think." But it's so tough to think when you're asleep. Yawn, again...

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reminded of that quote attributed to Britney Spears at a film festival: "those films are wierd - you have to think about them".

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For the cast of actors in it I was really disappointed...boring is putting it mildly.....it was a real snoozer, on of those you think, "ok this has to get better, it is leading up to something" and nothing, zilch....

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I disagree. I thought this was an amazingly well crafted and acted movie, full of nuance. No, it wasn't a Hollywood blockbuster, nor an action film. No sound and fury. I suspect that it may resonate more with an older audience, those who have had full and long lives with the inevitable "what if" questions about the turn of events and the unfolding of their own lives and those of others they knew when they were children. Those who, having reached a certain age, find many of the people they cared about, parents, children, friends, have passed away, leaving them with the lingering question of "why me? why did I survive?" and the sense of doubt of purpose fulfilled, with the way your own life turned out, that you may have misused the gift. How difficult it must be to see again for the first time in 40 years people you shared such a strong bond in the face of terror, to see people who not merely shaped your life, but saved it. And how courageous. I also really liked the central plot device of a shared meal, the preparations for it, the cooking, the crown roast, the meal interrupted, and finished, with a certain uneasy but joyful resolution, in the morning for breakfast. "If you want to live, you must eat," taken from a meal of mere imagination to one so delicious you could almost taste it. "Single malt. Drink up." "Nutmeg." I loved the scene with the son cooking the apples, each turned so carefully. I also liked the way the natural world was linked to the meal, in some frightening and sacramental way hunting brings you in touch with the wild, with all of the contradictions in that. "I used to be a hunter." "I killed a man." As opposed to the raising of cattle for slaughter and consumption and disconnectedness of the grocery filet wrapped on a plastic try. And the simple beauty of a grandparent sharing his grandchild's delight with another his own age.

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You could be right.
But maybe I was yawning a little too hard to actually notice the symbolism and stuff...

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Don't despair - I'm sure there will come along another shoot-em-up movie with lots of noise and action to help keep you awake. The bonus for you will be that you won't even have to think or reflect much while watching it.

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Ah. But I don't need a shoot-em-up flick to help keep me awake... a plot that keeps moving should be good enough. I have seen zombies who looked more alive than the characters in this alleged movie.

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I have seen zombies who looked more alive than the characters in this alleged movie.


Actually, I think that was part of the point.

For my part, I thought it was well done. There are a lot of post-holocaust films that deal with the need to never forget, a lot that deal with survivor memories, but very few do it in such a subtle way. Fewer (outside of Israeli cinema, perhaps) really address the compulsive behavior of some survivors and the impact on the children and grandchildren of survivors.

"The world is round. Get over it."

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Oh I just love how on these boards, if someone does not agree with you, they have to paint you like a shallow idiot for not liking the film.

IT IS OKAY NOT TO LIKE THIS, OR ANY OTHER, FILM!

I do not need "shoot 'em up" movies to keep my attention, nor do I believe that the other poster fits that description. CSURY liked this film. Good for him/her. I thought it was a SNOOZER. My wife, who loves chick flicks, gave it a thumbs down. She hates "shoot 'em up" movies, by the way.

CSURY, I am glad you apparantly liked this film, you and many others. But please do not resort to insulting the people that did not like this movie. It was not a great film, it was an okay film. It was rated 5.9 on IMDB which, in my opinion, supports that view.




"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli's"

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I lasted about 20 minutes before nodding off.

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maybe a little boring... but great fotography though... just beatiful.

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