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LBJ was 6 feet 4 inches tall Goodness.. the little boy was a horrible actor Old employer should have given him a lower-level job She got over her dad’s death so fast? Scott McNairy’s size? Felix’s emasculation by the Colombians Whitey on the Moon song is what stuck with me Fell off once they brought the team in Would have been better if Grace died earlier (Spoilers) When the bulldozer came, why didn’t they View all posts >


Ehh ... the Academy gives the award to too many actors playing historical figures or disabled persons. No harm in passing on Hopkins that year. I would have given the award to Sean Penn for Dead Man Walking. As for the question about why she doesn’t just go far away — she does. Her big plan involved going to Pittsburgh. The issue is that the mob kept following / tracking them. For example - when she first gets to the train station, she encounters the mob in the diner. Later when she again tries to buy a train ticket, some mob-looking dudes come behind her at the counter, making her nervous. At the last hotel, she does mention something like “we can’t keep going like this. They’ve got the trains, the planes, the whole city covered. They’re probably in Pittsburgh too” So it’s implied that she couldn’t easily get away with a plane ticket. Hence, she never made an effort for trying to fly out of NYC. As for rental cars — I don’t know. Perhaps she didn’t know how to drive? Were rental cars even a thing in 1980? Lightweight material. She probably had about 5 dresses / shirts at one time. Who knows if she shopped during the day, off-screen. Suspense / Action / Drama I think the waitress did give him “pie,” but it was not good quality. It might have been squished up or broken in pieces in something, which is why he asks “what is this?” Their pie didn’t look like typical pie. She asks “you want it?” as a courtesy, to ensure that he wants to eat the item in front of him. When Gloria was on the run, the movie establishes the power and presence of the mob in society. Their refusal to call the police signified their knowledge that the police couldn’t protect them from the mob. I think she covered everything stated in letter when she took the witness stand. And more importantly, the movie established how much the system favored the mother. The letter would not have changed the outcome I saw KvK on TV today. Good movie, but I was surprised to read later that it won all those awards. Seemed like a beefed-up Lifetime flick. Apocalypse Now is considered the superior film today, even if it didn’t win. My guess is that the Academy has some fatigue over Brando, Capolla, and war movies. I agree. The movie showed that the mother and Billy had a good relationship, the way he ran towards her in the park and the way she cried for him at the end. But we didn’t see that love in action, the way we see Ted and Billy together. We didn’t see the mother and Billy making breakfast. We didn’t see her picking him up from school. We didn’t see her reading to him at night. But we saw Ted do those tasks, which naturally makes the viewer lean towards Ted as a parent. In court, the movie also spoke about the mother getting on her feet and finding a good job ($31,000). But we don’t see that in action. We don’t see her hustle, her hardworking spirit. We only see Ted’s hustle when he finds a job in 24 hours. Again, the one sidedness pushes the viewer towards Ted. So I agree. The movie too unfairly portrayed the mother as this woman who, though she loves Billy, left him uncaringly He was sitting there for a while, while the 2 bosses talked. During that time, he probably saw this girl, realized that she didn’t work there (or something), and saw that he could kiss her on the mouth without repercussions. View all replies >