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Highly underrated movie.


I remember rooting for this one at the Oscars. It is very stark,and real slice of life that not everyone gets a glimpse into. That also may be why some people don't like it.

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Yeah, remember not seeing it at the time when it was Oscar nominated and wondered what all the fuss was about. I thought at first that it was another one of those overrated movies, so I wasn’t in a rush to see it. But having seen it now I gotta say it deserved all the praise. It’s definitely one of the good ones. Not much of a plot, but the mystery element helped to hold the interest, and Lawrence was great in it. I have to say that if it wasn’t for her acting and beautiful cinematography then this movie would’ve tanked.

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if it wasn’t for her acting and beautiful cinematography then this movie would’ve tanked.
What about John Hawkes' acting & Granik's writing & ace direction? This was an all-round (near-)superb film, easily one of the year's best. Top 6 for me along with True Grit, The Fighter, I Saw the Devil, Incendies, Uncle Boonmee (Social Network & Inception & Black Swan while impressive left me cold; don't rate King's Speech at all).

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