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Huh, surprised by how good the acting was


especially Pfeiffer, she really killed it, Deniro did seem a little tired and out of it, the kids weren't as annoying as I thought they'd be, and I liked the mom's rapport with the security detail, but the story just sagged and the movie literally became a chore to watch. Dianna Agron was very hot though.

What other movies can you guys think of that had good acting but a bland/uninspired story?


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I thought Michelle Pfeiffer really overdid it with her accent, but as always the emotional landscape of her face was excellent.

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I thought Dianna Agron's performance was really good as this innocent looking sociopath. The kid was funnier than I thought he would be. De Niro's reaction to watching 'The Goodfellas' was priceless though. Tommy Lee Jones seemed like he didn't want to be there, probably did it for fun.

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yeah. i agree. i was sort of blown away by Pfeiffer and her acting. I was also blown away by how badly she is aging.

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with the Memphis blues again.

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i was sort of blown away by Pfeiffer and her acting. I was also blown away by how badly she is aging.

Wow, how old are you? How "badly" she is aging?

I think she was around 55 when they shot this. If you or your partner look anywhere NEAR this good when you're that age, let us know.

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She looked really good in this, not only for her age but in general. She is gorgeous.

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I vaguely remember Timeline (2003) having a really, really great performance by Gerard Butler in a turgid mess of a plot and a film "lead" by Paul Walker who seems like he's reading his lines off of cuecards and also that he's genuinely surprised he can actually read.

I might be recollecting it imperfectly, though. I, understandably, only watched it once - ages ago.

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