This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience health problems. Living in France with his wife, daughter, and an adopted son, the family travels an unconventional road which casts them as outsiders to others. Preaching a sexual freedom, his daughter's sexual discovery begins at an early age and betrays her when the family moves to Hanover in America. Her overt sexuality clashes with the values of her teenage American peers and gives her a problematic reputation. Meanwhile, her brooding brother copes with his own interior pain regarding his past, only comfortable communicating within the domestic space.
Writer:Kaylie Jones (novel), James Ivory (screenplay), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Ernest C (de) wrote: The ending is a bit generic and formulaic, but by then the film has already done enough to sufficiently entertain, especially visually.
Priya T (es) wrote: i want to see this sooooooooooooooooooooooooo badly
cindy m (nl) wrote: Touchy, life teaching movie. Very emotional for me. I loved it.
TheMaddogMusic (de) wrote: I like this movie but it wasn't my favorite BUT James Spader was super sexy in this movie.
James C (gb) wrote: Structurally and aesthetically intriguing early Fassbinder, with a released two-bit crook making his way through a desolate German urban landscape on his way to demise whilst trying to get a piece of the consumer wealth in its epicentre, a supermarket. The images are full of a desolate beauty and the cast is compelling, but the narrative is a bit heavy going, making this a film about boredom and directionlessness which seems at times boring and directionless. Worth seeing nevertheless, but surely one of Fassbinder's least well-achieved pieces.
Eric B (de) wrote: A bit mixed up but I enjoyed it overall. The humour, when it's present, is dark.
Mike V (it) wrote: This rom-com contains some classic scenes and one-liners. The chemistry between the two leads is spot on, as is the mix of humour, drama, tension and romance. A movie to watch again and again. 1001
Angelo Dean B (es) wrote: 1.5 Stars for Cusack and 1 Star for Akerman. Did not like the movie that much
Tori H (nl) wrote: Surprisingly surreal and gripping. Come for the character study and stay for the story. It's not what you expect.
Buggy B (ca) wrote: So despite all the horrible reviews I liked this. I think any true Twilight fan will appreciate it, although in saying that it did try too hard and lost sight of the fact that it was meant to be parody, essentially just remaking the first two movies including location, dialogue, similar music and clothing the worn. Jenn Proske as Bella/Becca gives a brilliant impersonation, nailing Kristen Stewart's annoying ticks.The wolf pack in their tiny shorts doing "its raining men" made me laugh and Jacob was probably the most entertaining character, going through his shirtless, cat chasing changes. I'm sure I've seen equal content on Funny Or Die though. 10.13