TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's comedy 'Private Lives', although Elizabeth Taylor has never before performed on stage. Burton soon regrets his agreement, however, when her pill-popping and lack of discipline causes problems already during the rehearsals. The play opens to a critical trashing, but is popular with audiences because they just want to see Taylor. After a two month troubled run, the curtain comes down and Taylor tells Burton she has always loved him and still does. A year later he is dead.
Mike C (kr) wrote: A lot of potential here, even if hipster potential. Whatever that means. You have a band of young actors, some hipster characters, and what could be a great story.A tragedy sets the film in motion and the guys get together to more or less escape from it all. Instead, a couple more friends get involved and things begin to spiral out of control.Still some decent performances in there. It's a nice cast of anti-macho men. Middleditch's imitation of Harry Caray is definitely the highlight of the movie. Might not say much for the rest of the movie, but you'd have to see that imitation. Spot on.
FilmGrinder S (ru) wrote: 76%Another urban legend tale.
Varun K (nl) wrote: funny movie. enjoyed watching it.
John E (us) wrote: The film never reaches any great height but it's an interesting and tragic insight into how low some people can get. the Rileys, grief stricken parents no longer communicate, Doug has turned to affairs and alcohol to feel a connection no long afforded to him from his wife whom has become a drug induced recluse as the deal with the sudden death of their daughter. The find hope in a a 16 year old runaway in Kristin Stewart who is stripping to make ends meet, she plays the part quite well and the sincerity Gandolfini is the glimmer of hope and what makes the film compelling. The ending was somewhat disappointing, although fitting and in a way a happy one but if you're the kind that needs closure and a sweet feeling in the finish, watch with caution, it is a times a disturbing and inappropriate film. Worth a watch though for anyone outside that bracket!
Jayakrishnan R (kr) wrote: 85%Saw this on 7/2/16Samuel L Jackson's effective performance and caring character makes this sports movie a lot more enjoyable thanks to the underlying message. However, the film can't stop itself from being too far drawn into the feel good path due to it's untimely motivational speeches in the end.
jose r (gb) wrote: this is really funny it make me leaf all the times you guy should watch it
Rory P (ag) wrote: In retrospect the review below is a bit harsh. I'll give the film 3 and a half stars.---This is a comedy crime, thing, set in midlands Ireland, starring Brendan Gleeson (of Harry Potter and 'in Bruges' fame.) It was made in the mid-nineties.Its a departure from the typical Irish films of the time in that it doesn't make any attempt to be overtly 'Oirish' or try to bound itself up in some typical heavyhanded sense of Irish identity. its just a straightforward crime comedy thing, made wherever it was made.The film is also different from the Irish homegrown films of the period in that its not total sh*t. Its pretty sophisticated actually. ---I Went Down is noticeably well written and acted, with the director bringing a nicely judged tone to the piece that is never too loud in its pretensions (you can sense a sliver of the hip tarantino-esque crime movies of the mid 90s permeating its vision.) Unfortunately the film is a bit too sparse for its own good. Its actually a strange experience, as you enjoy the company of these characters (particularly Brendan Gleeson's Bubbles, who comes out with some great lines) but you also get kinda bored after a while.
Leslie A (gb) wrote: More cheesy fun last night. Nothing like seeing Christian Slater get stalked by a Mummy.
Kimi M (ca) wrote: Wow this hasn't aged well at all, and i remeber this from Cable years ago. My favortie scene was the intro thats it....the movie is really boring.
Panagiotis K (it) wrote: One of Chuck's greatest back in time...What's behind it though is more of a reality...You are what you've been born to be, no matter if you know it or not...You seek some place to belong to, but sometimes you only belong to yourself, a lone wolf...Some things cannot change, neither your heart can...
Mark S (br) wrote: Pretty standard yakazu movie, there are some nice character bits which don't usually come across in Suzuki films. This one builds slowly but the ending is slightly underwhelming (considering the build and his other movies). Rather restrained.
James G (gb) wrote: My favourite of all time always has been
Staffan (it) wrote: Gr lite uppochner, men helt ok tidsfdriv