Four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle are fed up of dieting and the dieting club they belong to. When Herzl (155 kilos), the main protagonist, loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant in Ramle he discovers the world of Sumo where large people such as himself are honored and appreciated. Through Kitano (60 kilos), the restaurant owner, a former Sumo coach in Japan (who is supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel), he falls in love with a sport involving "two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos". Herzl wants Kitano to be their coach but Kitano is reluctant - they first have to earn their spurs. "A MATTER OF SIZE" is a comedy about a ‘coming out’ of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves.
Artem t (mx) wrote: Neo-western that every western fan should watch.I rate this marvelous film as 5/5 for exceptional direction, acting and script. The movie is very good indeed in every cinematographic aspect.Marcus Hamilton and Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham) is on the hunt after bank robbers, who occurred to be two brothers: Tanner (Ben Foster) and Toby Howard (Chris Pine).Tanner is a convict that was just recently released from prison for bank robbery. It turns out that he killed his father as a teen too. Tanner is a very impulsive man, who just likes the drive, adrenaline and fun that he receives by living a criminal life.Toby on the other hand is a person that destroyed his own family, however he chose the path of redemption. He came up with a very wit plan that will allow him to guarantee a problem-free life for his kids and wife.?I would say whole movie is based on the evolution of relationship between two pairs: 1) Marcus Hamilton and Alberto Parker 2) Toby and Tanner Howard. They argue, joke and respect each other.Soundtrack is also marvelous. Original music is written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.Some may say that movie lacks something original moves in script. I completely disagree with this. Even if you do not see any surprises behind each turn the movie is not predictable and it has quite a few things to say about modern world and human nature.The film is absolutely worth watching if you enjoy solid westerns about ordinary lives and not some glamorous empty trash.
Keith L (br) wrote: Not a happy film with a happy ending, but a realistic portrayal of life for the ever growing working poor, never have money, never have enough of anything and showing how miserable things are for the unskilled. The mothers house scenes was a perfect setting of dysfunction. Very good US film.
Josh J (kr) wrote: Wasn't a big fan of the ending. But other than that, it's a great movie.
Denise H (de) wrote: Stunning movie that shows the real Iran, how the ancient ways are still respected and observed, and the beauty of the timeless rituals performed by its people. An excellent movie for those who know next to nothing about the country and want to learn more without the influence of western politics. I was awed by the beauty of this culture. I was impressed by the respect shown to their religious beliefs. This movie was like a cool drink after a trek in a hot desert....
JY S (it) wrote: Moon Child is a Japanese action drama mixed with some vampire science fiction.The plot is a tad weak in the early going, however the characters and action are good enough to keep this film from becoming a waste of time. At just under two hours, the story spans a good 40+ years, with multiple jumps of months to years as the film progresses. The story also employs a mixture of Chinese and Japanese cultures as the characters interact in multiple languages, including some English.For the most part, the pacing is moderate as the action and vampire aspect don't play a major role until the ending. Speaking of the action, which is all gun play, it is quite entertaining, despite the fact that it feels a bit out of place from the rest of the movie.Both leads, Gackt and Hyde, are more known for their music, but they prove that they can act as well. Taro Yamamoto, of Battle Royale fame, Lee-Hom Wang, and Zeny Kwok portray the other big characters nicely. The lovely Anne Suzuki doesn't show up until the ending. This is unfortunate.Moon Child may not be a bloody action vampire flick, but this is still a movie worth checking out.
Daniel I (au) wrote: it's a great story about apoet,writer,thief&junkie.get his 1st written play called short eyes from where he was serving his time in which is sins sing prison from there he became well know for his poerty but it all end coz of his habit of being a junkie & died.and Benjamin Bratt acts brillantly like the character himself,he did alot of studing about pinero so he could really bring the character to life..it's a two thumbs up
Steve S (ca) wrote: ***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***
E L (au) wrote: Puppets behaving very very badly. If you've ever wondered how a cat would give a walrus a blowjob, this is the film for you. Brilliant.
Sean G (kr) wrote: 2-3 Great actors in their youth plus Paul Gleason. This pretty much sums it up: Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times "The people who made this movie should be ashamed of themselves." I couldn't have said it any better Roger.
Anthony B (gb) wrote: Its a strong love story set in Canal Street. I love watching anything with old New York shots. Strong performances from James Russo (An Extremely talented actor, who never was given a chance to be a star.) and a young David Caruso. Sari Chang needed a few more acting classes.
Scott J (ag) wrote: It's a Spaghetti western without being a Spaghetti western.
Christopher S (nl) wrote: Fun 60s British sci-fi film may not have the best special effects or production values, but it does have malevolent moon rocks, alien telepathy, a mild-mannered scientist turned two-fisted hero, ray guns, government conspiracies, and protective headgear. The story is not as strong as some other British sci-fi films of the era - such as the Quatermass series - but it's fast-paced plot, snappy jazz score, and whacked-out wide-angle death scenes make it a lot of fun for B-movie fans.
Joy H (de) wrote: You are in for a full belly laugh when Abbott and Costello get on the screen, and this one is no different.
Johannes J (fr) wrote: Steve Thompson: "She's all right, she's just young."Mrs. Thompson: "Huh! Some ways, she knows more than Einstein."
bill s (ru) wrote: A little bit of everything but at the end we just want to see Bronson kicking arse and while not death wish it's passable.
Bill B (au) wrote: Slightly overlong and with possibly a few too many 'look what a bad-ass' flourishes peppered here and there, but damn if this wasn't a pretty solid little action flick.I'm not familiar with the books, so I wasn't as put off by Tom Cruise's casting as some apparently were and could just dig the movie for what it is, a guy rolling into town and solving a crime with his wits and fists.Worth a rental.
Aaron G (ag) wrote: Felt more like a documentary than a movie, even if it was acted well.
Grant L (ru) wrote: This old book-adaptation was obviously underwhelming but it was still watchable despite its small, cheap visuals and the fact that it overstayed its welcome!