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Jennifer L (jp) wrote: damn. i wish i had made this flick. i've had the idea in my files since katrina blew ashore, but kudos to pezanoski for actually getting it done. the stories of katrina survivors who were further victimized by being separated from their animal companions are gut wrenching. i cried like a baby! i have to think there is a special place in hell reserved for the self-righteous adopters who refused to return katrina animals to their rightful owners! (ok, i don't ACTUALLY believe that said adopters should spend eternity in hell, but i do think they're on the wrong side of this issue.) and we should all be sure that our "authorities" are abiding by the new law that requires them to include animals in their emergency operations plans. i could go on, but i have to go love on my dogs.
Robert H (ag) wrote: What the F*$% did I just watch?!?!?!?!I don't know whether I should laugh or cry.
Jason E (kr) wrote: I actually enjoyed the soundtrack very much and thought the scenes by the Lost Coast were the best.
Grisel B (au) wrote: "the storyline is so different - it makes you think about the choices you make in life"
Garrett B (br) wrote: This movie an ok movie. There was no point to it.
Nicolas P (br) wrote: CoCLuSion, Ne JAmaIs PreNDre DE LsD DaNs Un AVioN CaR ApreS On PeUT VoiR DEforme A ViE...
Scott B (kr) wrote: A rushed and sloppy nostalgia fest where the writers enjoy themselves a lot more than the audience.
Joshua B (it) wrote: It looks kind of cool but the only problem is that in the end it's another "street racing movie and I've gotten so sick of those types of movies so I won't go see it even though it has eddie Griphin in it but oh well.
Lauren P (kr) wrote: this movie brings about many different probelms we go through as teenager: self-esteem, self discovery, love, friendship, death, sex, and letting go. this movie is one of the best and true movies i have ever seen. some say its very slow but i think that it gives it more of a realistic and emotional atmosphere. the sichel sisters did a great job on giving insight on the pain of being a gay teenager and the feeling of wanting what you cant have. all over me also shows that life is full of surprises with introducing the punk club and of course lucy. the ending is solid and believable to close off such a perfect movie. all around a have to see movie for film fanatics. and of course Leisha Hailey is in this!
Courtney W (nl) wrote: it was very good ... loved the music
Colin P (it) wrote: I think I understand what the filmmaker was going for here- a spiritual horror film that uses artfully paced storytelling to ramp up the terror- but it never came together for me. There are some very effective sequences and actors, but more often than not the opposite was true and a lot of the result seems silly. And I don't know why, but I just get turned off by horror movies that incorporate any kind of real-world spiritualism in their proceedings. I didn't work for me in The Serpent And the Rainbow, and it didn't work for me here.
Edith N (mx) wrote: A Fundamental Misunderstanding of How the Drug Works At the beginning of the movie, the titular Cleopatra Jones (6'2" Tamara Dobson, listed in Guinness as history's Tallest Leading Lady) supervises the torching of an opium poppy field in Turkey. This is established to be $30 million in opium, and that in 1973. When gang leader/drug lord (lady?) "Mommy" (Shelley Winters) finds out about it, she declares that all of Turkey must be high. Now, it is true that smoking opium is one way of using it to get high. However, I am unable to find any evidence that burning the fields themselves produces the kind of effect Mommy thinks is happening. I have found pages going into fairly exhaustive detail about how to extract opium from poppies. I have found many, [i]many[/i] pages discussing the effect burning opium fields has on local populations and drug traffic as a whole. I have also found a heck of a lot of evidence proving that Mommy's Turkish opium farm is at best unlikely. (It's not unlike a gun dealer owning a factory.) But I doubt all of Turkey is as high as all that. Mommy knows that the best way to get Cleo out of Mommy's way is to strike where Cleo's heart is. She sets up a police raid on some halfway house or something where Cleo's boyfriend, Reuben (Bernie Casey) works. In the raid, a cop plants heroin on someone there, which is supposed to be a pretext for getting the entire place closed down. Of course, Cleo has friends in the department, so she gets that sorted out. She also tries to keep Reuben from what appears about a step shy of armed revolt. Meanwhile, Mommy is having trouble with Doodlebug Simkins (Antonio Fargas, who specialized, it seems, in playing characters with ridiculous names--such as, of course, Huggy Bear), who is trying to break free and run his own racket. (One rather wonders where he'll get heroin from, given that he himself owns no fields!) Mommy has him killed, then goes after his girlfriend, Tiffany (Brenda Sykes), who was supposed to be killed in the accident Doodlebug was in but wasn't. Cleo protects her, and so forth. Much shooting. Many car chases. All sorts of slang that may or may not have already been out-of-date the day the movie was filmed. That sort of thing. We are not exactly looking at high art, here. Shelley Winters is wearing what I earnestly hope is just a really unattractive wig, and she is clearly intended to be an Evil Lesbian, that favourite of Hollywood. The character of Cleo has hot cars, fancy clothes, and an enormous afro. She is the only person who can take Mommy down, despite the fact that not all the cops in town are corrupt. (For heaven's sake, couldn't she be gotten on federal smuggling charges? They do seem to know that the field is Mommy's.) It is, bluntly, blaxploitation; well, that much was obvious from the title, after all. However, it is a genre that I find curiously charming. Not, by any stretch, inherently skilled in its creation, though I'm sure there are exceptions that I just haven't gotten to yet. Gods know they're formulaic as anything, and the writing and acting tend to be pretty much caricatures of real people. But they amuse me for all that. Of course, central to any cop story of this variety is the idea that Our Hero (or, in this case, Heroine--with an "e") is the toughest, coolest, snazziest person in town. Mrs. Johnson (Esther Rolle) digs Cleo's boots. Crawford (I think; Dan Frazer if I'm right), her boss, thinks she's the sharpest law enforcement officer around. Which she is and must be. Men admire her. Criminals fear her. She drives a Corvette. She whizzes around on a motorbike at one point--wearing a shirt that's just a step shy of see-through and which reveals quite a lot anyway. (And a turban-y thing.) She wears distinctive--read ridiculous--clothes and holds a great devotion to Her Man. Cleo is supposed to Just That Awesome. As is usual with this sort of movie--and I don't just mean blaxploitation cop movies--within the world, she is. She beats up three armed thugs in an airport baggage claim without smudging her makeup. Of course, devotion to Her Man is what we want out of a female Awesome Cop, not a male one, but she does it. If she were male, she'd take advantage of all the people fawning all over her before finding Just the Right One. But a lot of the other aspects of the movie would still be there and still be awfully silly. This is neither the first nor the last of Shelley Winters to be encountered here, but I suspect this is the one where she's least pathetic. Oh, sure, she makes up for it by being an unlikable racketeer willing to kill a relatively innocent woman so she can't tell anything to anyone (I think that's what was going on), but at least she seems able to take care of it herself--or, rather, have the power to order flunkies to do it for her. Doodlebug thinks he can thwart her will, but she shows him that he can't. She makes very clear several places in the film that she'll make sure people don't fail her more than once. She gets taken down by Cleo, but at least she isn't murdered and left in a river by Robert Mitchum--or in a lake by Montgomery Clift.
Vitaliy S (it) wrote: Ain't anticipating the way it is gone
Mike C (it) wrote: Michael Lewis has a knack for finding stories. Moneyball, The Blind Side, then this...the story of how a few men saw the coming fall of the stock market and made a ton of money on it.It's a fascinating story and everyone in the movie did well to bring the oddball characters to life. They're brilliant in their own ways. They gambled on a long shot and won. Or perhaps it wasn't a long shot at all and that's why they are filthy rich today. So it's a good character study of the four men, but it's also an examination of how the market collapsed. You don't have to be an expert to understand it. Entertaining and enlightening.