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cute and quirky
4 months 1 week ago
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I'm writing this 5 months after having watched this movie and even though I remember liking it, all I can say now is that it is utterly forgettable.
4 months 1 week ago
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warning! heartbreak near the end

I *love* this movie. the performances are fantastic and the character of Moralis is such a likeable honest asshole, he's so real he comes out through your screen. absolutely loved the setting as well, the beautiful cinematography and side characters like Bernard always at his corner, the piano lady playing with gusto, Beefcake just being cute... just about everything was amazing! can't believe it's the director's debut, hope to see more of his good work!
4 months 1 week ago
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absolute killer performances by both James Norton and little Daniel Lamont! excellent script as well - for the most part it keeps it very real.
9 months 2 weeks ago
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Such a lovely tribute to No 1 LDA. Incredible casting of all the main characters. Also loved Idris Elba (scary!) and Big Johnson.
1 year 10 months ago
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I loved Rayon vert and Love in the afternoon. This is my third Rohmer movie and what a disappointment. Two female protagonists, yet it doesn't even pass the Bechdel test.
2 years 3 months ago
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Pretty faithful adaptation of the novel, which made it pretty fun to watch and see the actors' interpretations of the characters.
2 years 3 months ago
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Wonderful film, I can only hope it did justice to Harvey Pekar and his family. Paul Giamatti nailed the role. I too loved the bits where the real people showed up. P.S. Respect to The Nerd! :)
5 years 6 months ago
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I enjoyed how this movie combined grim and bright moments into a mish-mash suited for modern-day viewer's approved atrocities (spoiler). The visuals were also satisfying and overall I wasn't bored. However, +1 to all of the other commenters' objections: random and poorly-done drifting of the plot (spoiler), the tacky flashbacks and the breaking of HP universe rules, among many.
5 years 7 months ago
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This is a weird, unsettling gem. Loved the soundtrack, the directing, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and the 60s style and decorum. Recommended if you're looking for something original and twisted.
5 years 8 months ago
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I'm aware I'll get many, many dislikes for being honest here, but: don't waste your time. This movie pushes a very obvious, (anti-white) racist agenda in the same vein as "Get Out". The only non-black person in the main character's posse is, quite randomly, Japanese (for the sake of "diversity", of course). Every single white person in the movie is displayed as incompetent, evil or both. This movie is not "tackling" racism - it IS racist! Dear downvoters, ask yourselves how would a movie where a white person uses their "black voice" for personal gain fare in the same audience?

In reality, it offers nothing in terms of constructive commentary to the "important social issues" it supposedly explores. It's a racist movie masquerading as blaxploitation, with a bizarre twist as its only redeeming quality.
5 years 8 months ago
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Had low expectations of the movie and came out of the theater pleasantly surprised.

If you liked the directing, you'd probably enjoy Edgar Wright's The World's End and his other movies.
6 years 3 months ago
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I missed David Brent since seeing The Office and finally got around to watching this. What can I say apart from that I wish I could have a pint with him?

Check out Lady Gypsy if you haven't, how catchy is it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQD3EjukimI
6 years 5 months ago
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Much recommended, this is one of my fave movies of 2017. Frances McDormand is absolutely fantastic, and so are Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Hell, I never even recognized Sam Rockwell - all I saw was an incompetent, lazy, momma's policeboi! The movie deals with a painful subject and although funny at times, personally I could hardly keep the underlying theme out of my mind. Mildred is bitter, harsh and impulsive, showing no grace and no acquiescence in her loss, with which victims' families are so often displayed in popular movies (that's why I loved her character). There's drama, comedy and suspense in varying degrees, keeping it real. There's character growth, at times clichéd (I decided to shut my eyes and accept Dixon's change for what it is). There are other, less prominent but superbly likeable characters like Red Welby, Chief Willoughby and James ("the midget"). Just watch it and see for yourself.
6 years 5 months ago
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Advice to those who haven't seen it:
1. watch it with subtitles
2. focus!

This is an original movie and I'm really happy to have seen it. Wouldn't take anything away nor would I add anything. JGL is amazing and a fantastic choice for Brendan. It's him where the "noirness" comes through: ballsy, intelligent, not afraid to tackle a stronger opponent... Loved how he wore the same clothes over and over again. Really great character.
6 years 5 months ago
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silly ass movie :)
6 years 6 months ago
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the cinematography, the colors...I'm in love with Texas!
6 years 10 months ago
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The movie stopped too early.
It didn't go into what his marriage with Mary Carr and subsequent death were like.

DDL was of course fantastic, but Hugh O'Connor also had a great great great performance.
6 years 10 months ago
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jesus how I love late 80s and dogs and tom hanks and cop movies. this movie really made me feel good
7 years ago
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even in today's day and age they'd have enough trouble finding each other on facebook... i mean come on, googling "sara thomas" leaves you with only 113 million results!
7 years ago
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I don't know about you but I really liked this movie: great writing - not a single boring moment, great casting and performances, really good special effects... besides, Guy Ritchie can make a pile of compost look cool on camera

just pls don't go into this and get pissed by their cockney accent while you expected historical accuracy and middle age slang or whatnot...
7 years 1 month ago
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spoiler
7 years 1 month ago
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PAULINE!!!!
7 years 1 month ago
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never threaten to shoot the dog...
7 years 1 month ago
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I keep thinking about the message this movie sends us. In the end I assume it comes down to: Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Even a morally superior character like Grace succumbed to the power she received minutes ago. Is murder an appropriate punishment for not just rape, but also verbal/psychological abuse? Are people in their essence so brutal and avengeful? I think that the fact that most viewers describe Dogville's ending as satisfactory goes to show it is true...
7 years 8 months ago

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