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It was very good! My husband and I rented it as a DVD on Netflix and watched it, then watched it a couple of days later with a friend of ours, then we decided we had to buy it so we could watch it as often as we wanted. Shirley's family were ticked because it speaks of tension in the family, and others thought it presented the white guy as the black man's saviour, but the fact of the matter is that the white guy was given the job because he'd be able to save the black guy's bacon in the Deep South in the early '60's. Stuff would come up. And stuff did. The first time you see the difference between where the white guy gets to stay and where the black genius gets to stay, your heart breaks. Bottom line -- we know it's a good movie when we find ourselves repeating lines from it to each other...which we did, and still do. It's a great movie, made the way they used to, only with more profanity than they used to use. Take a breath and realize that it's portraying what would have happened in the early 1960's. And this fellow hired him because he knew there were going to be issues. This was one of the issues. Although he was in denial about it, because he said it was the fact that he was a touring artist that broke up his marriage. "Anyway, since she proved she was 0.0001% Native American, Trump owes her some moolah." 😂 Not always. I had a friend who was part Creek. If you come from Oklahoma, there's a good chance you have a bit of one of the Five Tribes -- Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Creek. But the Cherokees seemed to get around the most. I'm part Cherokee...James Garner was part Cherokee. There were/are a lot of us. I've seen Places in the Heart, and I liked her work in that. But it wasn't made early in her career, either. I'm not going to look up the height on all of them, but Kidman isn't all that tall. Wearing flats she was about the height of Tom Cruise, who is notoriously short. I just looked up Julia Roberts' height which is listed as 5'9" on a page that has Kidman's height as 5'11". Golly. I can't believe they expect us to buy that. A reliable source tells me that most people are lying about height, weight, and even age in Hollywood. Most folks just get their teeth capped. I lived through the '60's pushback on female "demure" attire. We were told it was "liberating," but even at the time I thought it was just giving men what they wanted -- jiggling boobs, lots of leg, and the "liberation" of being sexually available to men with "no strings, no rings." Single motherhood skyrocketed, as did women's and children's poverty rates. Women weren't liberated enough to ask the man to put a little overcoat on their John Thomas. Still aren't, apparently. Most women are not built for yoga pants, which explains the first joke I saw on Twitter this morning -- "Seeing women in yoga pants makes it difficult to believe they do yoga." I don't think the garment adds anything to society, and if there were a crime called "visual assault," a lot of the women who wear them would qualify. Why do you think so? I know all about the rite of passage thing. Sadly, most gays of that era -- and even some today -- have to overdo it. Elton John had dancing fruit frolicking about the stage -- so subtile. Ellen goes to an awards dinner and makes out with her girlfriend (who I think was using her as a stepping stone, too), to shove her sexuality up everyone's nose. Heterosexuals who act like she did were considered trashy at the time. She defined herself by her sexuality. I just noticed. No, Imus had no problem with PDAs. He just realized that it wasn't about affection so much as it was about proving something. His thesis was that if homosexuality was just another sexual orientation, why behave as no self-respecting heterosexual would and spend every spare moment swapping spit? One of my favorites on Twitter is GayPatriot, who's just a guy who happens to be gay. The fact that he is gay is sort of a running joke. Part of the joke is that the Dems want him to think like their idea of a gay guy, and he thinks for himself. That, and the fact that he's very sweet. Elaine Boosler once noted that a joke isn't funnier just because you scream it. She didn't have a gimmick, and consequently she's one of those people we wonder what happened to. Wasn't Elaine Boosler the one who, referring to a man'"member," said that women really wanted to say, "Stop annoying me with that thing." I think it was Boosler. If not Boosler, another of the second string of comics. Ellen's not that good of an interviewer, either. I've watched clips where she's had favorites of mine on, and she just doesn't do it for me, any more than Margaret Cho -- who incidentally had a priceless joke on bigotry. In a play on what they always say about the weather, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity," she said, "Bigotry: It's not the hate, it's the stupidity." Like telling women who are Americans that they should "Go back where they came from." You forgot the writing. People were smart and savvy when the plot required it, and suddenly turned stupid when the plot didn't. They made Ness out to be a fool who left because the only reason he was in Chicago was to get Al Capone. He left because he got results, and Hoover didn't like him getting all the press. So he sabotaged his career. He died young of a heart attack, broke and so forgotten the papers didn't even run an obituary. But he was not stupid, he did not need a keeper. This movie is outrageous fiction, and not very believable fiction at that. By the time goodie-goodie Ness was concerned about the baby in the stroller, I was actively mocking the character: "Oh DO spend more time looking at the baby instead of attending to business!" This was a hot mess of a movie, and I hope it's remembered as such. The only one who could act was Sean Connery, and they even had him doing stupid things. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Agreed. 👆🏻This. Thank you, Heisenberg. On IMDb we had a guy on a board I frequented who called himself “GayIthican.” I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s peculiar. My sexuality — which some people here are presuming, but they just might be wrong — is one part of me. Not the major part. Not the biggest part. Not something I’d lead with. Certainly not something I’d flaunt. When Ellen first came out, a morning radio host said he was at an awards dinner where she and her girlfriend at the time were making out like teenagers in the back seat of daddy’s Ford. He said he didn’t have a homophobic bone in his body, but he felt like someone needed to turn a hose on them. She was trying to shove her sexuality up everyone’s noses and that’s just juvenile. I think she’s calmed down now, but I just shrugged and said, “If that’s what you want to be known for....” I thought she could be funny, too, but not Robin Williams or Jerry Seinfeld funny. Not even Elaine Boosler (sp?) funny. More Margaret Cho funny, ironically. Elaine couldn’t have gotten her own national talk show, even though she once told one of the funniest jokes — to a woman, anyway — that I’ve ever heard. There was really one thing that set Ellen apart from the third tier of comics. But I have to be anti-gay or homophobic to mention what it is. Someone must have explained to the kid that it’s a little difficult to say you’ve been violated when you’re filming the event and bragging to your girlfriend about what an honor it is to be diddled by the great Kevin Spacey. Sam grew up believing that getting as many notches on his bedpost as possible was a good thing. I guess you did, too. Sam had a wakeup call. Roz never did. Maybe you never did, either. I live in normal world, where people get their HS diplomas, get married, then start having children, and do their best to try to stay together in a loving relationship. Yeah -- planet Mars stuff. I would not walk across the street to watch a Boy George biopic, even if it was for free and they threw in the popcorn. Whistleblowers that go to China then wind up in Russia -- two of our biggest enemies? I don't feel too good about them, frankly. Women, if they care for the health of their babies, should try to create a healthy environment for them, yes. Good acting? Does it make Snowden into a hero?