You know how you're at a company dinner? You have no idea who anyone is and you'll do anything to get out? That's what I felt watching this movie!
Ah, I should have listened to my sister, she warned me not to see this
movie. But my friends actually literally dragged me, they had to bribe
me with a free movie ticket, but still I will be honest, I went in with
an open mind. After all, people have different tastes, may I say that I
thank my friends, I feel so much better having an extra $9.50 in my
pocket after seeing this crap.
I'm not sure if it was just too much to watch at one time or that maybe
just plain up admit that the film makers had no idea what they were
doing. This started off strangely as a boxing movie, then a police
movie, then a murder mystery, then a love story, then... well, you get
the idea. The acting was absolutely awful and cliceed, like when
Scarlet and Josh are discussing the lose of their loved one, I won't
give spoilers, but then they have sex on the table! Ha!
This is probably the worst movie of 2006, I'm warning you! Please, for
your sake of insanity, this movie is absolute trash, believe me! You'll
end up like me where you'll be dazed and confused for days to come! The
acting, the directing, the script is just a complete waste of time. I
can't believe how hyped up this movie was, I'm glad it ended up being a
flop, I couldn't see it as anything else right now.
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a seductive crime drama.
My bf said it's nice, so i want to see it too..
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Great movie... =) Good cast...
It's bad enough when the professional critics do it...
I think that Brian De Palma has made his share of poor movies (Mission
to Mars, anyone?), but to hear regular moviegoers criticizing this film
(not all, but a fair number) just blows me away.
The only explanation that I can come up with is that the level of
expectation with De Palma is so high that he, himself, can rarely meet
If this film were to be viewed as an Indie from an unknown Director, it
would be receiving rave reviews. The photography is amazing, the
Hitchcock - like use of color and shadow, and the editing all make this
a beautiful film to look at...but that's not where it shines (in my
The plot, I believe, is fantastic...that's right, I said it: This is a
This is coming from someone who despised "Mullholland Drive" because I
found the story impossible to follow and thought that it only appealed
to aloof "art film" types who want to show how their "acquired taste"
in cinema is one that normal folk are just too simple to appreciate.
Simply put: I don't care for complex and confusing story lines.
I found this film to be *very* linear and (aside from a few plot
details that were mumbled more than highlighted), easy to follow and
I think the acting was excellent as well. There has been some criticism
of Hillary Swank...but consider the challenges associated with playing
a Scottish-American, sex-hungry bisexual living with her parents in Los
Angeles at the time. Further, compound this by adding in the conflict
that the character faces during this time in her life. I think few
women in Hollywood could have pulled off this role as well.
Josh Hartnett also did an excellent job. His scenes with his father are
alone worth the price of admission. His narration carried the elaborate
storyline and his character's reactions to the unfolding events
maintained the stability of what could have turned out to be an
out-of-control spiral...no small feat.
I found this film to be a return (in some ways) to De Palma's efforts
in "Body Double" and "Dressed to Kill"...a steamy mystery with all of
the trappings of the classic thriller. De Palma *is* channeling
Hitchcock...by design or otherwise...and the results are breathtaking.
Set your expectations to a normal level and judge the film on it's own
(not in the context of other De Palma masterpieces or "LA
Confidential")...you'll be pleasantly surprised!.