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2019: 25th anniversary of this film's theatrical release This is a wonderful, funny movie! This is a wonderful, funny movie! Season 2 finale - those last minutes 1982 British short film, fairground, no dialogue, screened with The Thing 25 Years today Enjoying the new 2018 season Anyone want to discuss? (Possible spoilers within) Borrows heavily from . . . Anyone watching CBB summer 2017? Come on ye olde IMDb folks! View all posts >


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I agree. The show is intriguing, but wow her acting stinks quite often. It's distracting and takes you out of what is otherwise an excellent, impressive show. You don't have to be a "professional musician" to give your argument or opinion added weight. I've been somewhat of a struggling "professional" musician/songwriter too, and I never heard that "biz joke." It's "Rolling Stones or Beatles." I was both a Beatles and a Beach Boys fan. They had more in common musically than given credit for, namely great melodies. About Beach Boys singing in tune - yes I hear the little wobbles and sour notes. They never mattered to me. net result was it was REAL PEOPLE singing, flaws and all. Those tiny flaws in otherwise sublime music made it all the more sublime. Yay. I thought her performance was quietly STUNNING. My eyes were drawn to her in every scene, and her facial expressions and reactions to Brian's talks with her were so subtle yet very clearly signaled her thoughts and feelings. I had no idea Elizabeth Banks was such a good actor, having only seen her lighthearted movies. Cusack ruined it for me. Don't get me wrong, I don't need for an actor to resemble a person to a "T" but there has to be SOME degree of physical similarity, and it's not there with Cusack. His behavior may have been slightly evocative of Wilson but this looks mismatching ruined that. Paul Dano, for instance, does not look EXACTLY like the young Brian Wilson BUT he resembled him just enough to bolster an excellent performance even more. Cusack looks SO different from the older Wilson that when I first saw his first scene, I genuinely asked myself "Okay who's this now?" I seriously didn't know this was supposed to be Brian older. Well, one positive is that it's now easy and free to stay in touch with friends or family who live very far away. I've made two massive trans-global moves in my lifetime, and it was a lifeline to be able to e-mail and skype friends I had to leave behind. Before that, there was snail mail - which can take a whole week to get around the planet. And long distance phone calls, though cheaper now, used to cost as much as a dollar a minute. When I was able to get online and e-mail for the first time, to 5,000 miles away instantly, or equally use a chat room to talk to a friend that far away, it was amazing. On the downside, I truly hate how time spent with a friend face-to-face in the same actual space is often intruded upon by their phone. Making calls, taking calls, checking their damn social media - there's so much rudeness now, because nobody lives in the moment and is WITH the person they are physically with. Yep, she was the worst example of over-controlling, while in contrast the woman with the Hollywood wannabe daughter wasn't controlling enough and her permissiveness is the daughter's downfall getting ahead in the world. The two contrasting parental styles was a bit heavy-handed in the story but they get the idea across of two extremes. Wow, I really don't agree. I think it's a good movie. Lessons learned, gives pause for thought, albeit some of the lessons were not that deep. I don't think it's trash though. Maybe it just riles the generation that grew up seeing nothing wrong with the potential downsides of technology. In addition to Jimmy's answer, the whole bad vibe was added to by the fact that the home was partly emptied out by the mom taking most of her stuff when she moved out with the younger brother. The house just looked all abandoned and there was Jeff living in it anyway. It just looked bad enough that the friend realized something is totally wrong with Jeff. There was nice prose in the novel; it's certainly a work of high quality. But I found it so boring in terms of story. I read it after seeing the film, so I'm sure that affected my impression. I think the film did a good job of taking the most interesting aspects of the storyline in the novel, and making the film about those rather than faithfully adapting the whole thing. The English Patient. The novel rambles on and on about the secondary relationship in the film, while the film focuses less on that and more on the central Almasy/Katherine affair and the time as a burn victim. People find the film boring but the novel is even more boring! The film actually cuts to all the best bits, lol. View all replies >