Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the country -- without official documents, and equipped only with the verbal consent of the Romanian authorities. The transport thus grows intensely vulnerable.
- Stars:Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu, Alexandru Margineanu, Ion Sapdaru, Alexandru Dragoi, Andi Vasluianu, Sabina Branduse, Gabriel Spahiu, Radu Gabriel, Constantin Dita, Eduard Dumitru, Alexandru Georgescu, Cristi Olesher,
- Director:Cristian Nemescu,
- Writer:Catherine Linstrum (additional dialogue), Cristian Nemescu, Tudor Voican
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California Dreamin' torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: I want see you movie all
(ca) wrote: Only great thing about the movie is Barb Streisand eating a meal fit for someone 10 times bigger than her.
(de) wrote: I have no clue what I just watched.
(es) wrote: la truipeli de terror de la semana. Rodada con cuatro duros, no vale ni medio centimo de las antiguas pesetas. Y ya esta! No vale la pena ni el esfuerzo.
(au) wrote: A feel good film for the girls.....
(br) wrote: I thought is was an interesting story and can't wait to see more Project Greenlight movies in the future.
(kr) wrote: Everyone Says I Love You is another example of a Woody Allen film I knew nothing about before watching it, but as I had been recently disappointed by a streak of generic Woody Allen films I didn't have such high expectations.But I found myself rather pleased with the film due to its lighthearted nature and simple sense of glee. I mean, it isn't a perfect film because it has many of the elements found in every Woody Allen film, both positive and negative, but still it proved to be an entertaining film.The central problem in Everyone Says I Love You is that despite it being a Woody Allen film which usually keeps its central focus on one character while touching upon the surrounding people a little bit, Everyone Says I Love You has a lot of characters. Due to its ensemble cast, there are a lot of actors found in Everyone Says I Love You and Woody Allen tries to balance focus on all of them equally. It's an ambitious effort, but it is done to a fault because I was completely unable to tell who the main character in the movie was. Natasha Lyonne narrated the film so it is believable to say that she is the main figure, but considering the small amount of screen time she actually receives, it is difficult to support this. As the title suggests, perhaps there is no main character in Everyone Says I Love You as it is a story about everyone, but the story is constantly jumping between the focus of all the characters while trying to explain why they are important or what relevance they have to each other and it simply ends up rather scattered. Everyone Says I Love You is all over the place and is one of the more high profile Woody Allen films even though its still feels like a really small scale picture due to it being a Woody Allen film. And although it is a good film, the entertainment value is somewhat inconsistent due to it being all over the place.The story in Everyone Says I Love You is a little bit all over the place due to so many characters and the complicated relationships that they share which aren't precisely covered by the end of the film, but it is still an enjoyable film. Everyone Says I Love You feels like a cartoonish ode to both love and glamourous Hollywood musicals. And although romantic films and musical films aren't either of my favoured genres, I found that I really enjoyed Everyone Says I Love You. Although the actual development of its story isn't perfect, the way that it touches upon many characters and their approaches to love and romance is interesting precisely because they are a colourful bunch, and the romance in the film isn't melodramatic or unrealistically optimistic. Everyone Says I Love You is simply an easy film to watch and is an ambitious new step for Woody Allen, and thanks to his cleverly written script and firm direction he gives to the cast, it comes out shining as one of his much more entertaining films.Woody Allen isn't the lead role for once in Everyone Says I Love You. He has a small but pivotal role where he portrays his stereotypical nebbish character dealing with the formulaic romantic comedy story that he faces in most of his movies. But he knows what he's doing and performs in the role easily. He creates some humourous situations for himself which he acts out easily and convincingly and shares a fine chemistry with the other actors, in particular Julia Roberts. So his performance is terrific in Everyone Says I Love You.Julia Roberts is great to see in a Woody Allen film, particularly in her pre-Academy Award winning days when she had just become an international star. Seeing her in a low profile comedic role playing Woody Allen's love interest is interesting as it is both comic and dramatic at the right times, and Julia Roberts Captures the essence of the character easily and entertainingly. Julia Roberts' small supporting performance makes her a great addition to the cast in Everybody Says I Love You.Edward Norton is just terrific. His character is an awkward one, almost like a subtle nebbish, and his complicated relationship with Drew Barrymore's character as well as his youthful ignorance which he plays out to comic effect. I'm not too familiar with Edward Norton as a comedic actor, but his performance in Everybody Says I Love You is lighthearted and charming and just very admirable. It is great to see his charming versatility taking effect.And Drew Barrymore is an actress I have loved since childhood simply because of how naturally sweet she is. Any romantic comedy with her is one I am happy to see, and in Everybody Says I Love You she works Woody Allen's material into her natural demeanour very well. And her beautiful smile and natural sweet charm makes her a great counterpart to Edward Norton in Everybody Says I Love You, as well as a terrific addition to the cast.Natasha Lyonne's small supporting performance is a good one as well, and her narration of the film is a good element.Tim Roth's singing voice is one of the more surprising aspects of his performance in Everyone Says I Love You. It was odd for me to realise that it was actually him in the role because I'm so used to seeing him in hard hitting and rough edged material. So witnessing him in a lighthearted film like Everyone Says I Love You was good because it revealed his kind Alan Alda is a nice actor to have on board as well, and it is good to see a supporting effort from a young Natalie Portman as well.Lastly, Goldie Hawn is a nice touch in Everyone Says I Love You simply because of her infectious energy and the natural charm that comes with her beautiful smile and her way of interacting with other actors with wonderful ease. Goldie Hawn is a perfect asset to the lighthearted nature of Everyone Says I Love You.So although Everybody Says I Love You is a scattered film and is inconsistent in entertainment value, but the charms of its ensemble cast are undeniable and its lighthearted energy is simply infectious.
(au) wrote: The fight scenes are quite well-staged with the silent hero, Jeff Speakman in his debut martial arts movie. Magnificent!
(br) wrote: this is a powerful little film that is hard to find. so if you get a chance to see it, watch it. it may be pre-aids, but there's plenty that is timely.
(fr) wrote: Definitely one of the best (thus far that I've seen) of the outstanding series. It starts out action-packed and goes smashing straight through to the end, with a nice mixture of humour and touching moments. Zatoichi even plays detective to get to the heart of the matter, concerning both a chess-playing friend he makes, and a mysterious murder over a chess game which could irrevocably damage the victim's children if they don't get vengeance. Great direction and cinematography make this a must-see entry for samurai fans.
(ag) wrote: A ship can not have two captains.
(mx) wrote: While the prior adaptation of James Patterson's first novel in the Alex Cross series Along Came a Spider was absolutely dreadful, I enjoyed the performance of Morgan Freeman enough to go ahead and see Kiss the Girls.For reasons beyond my understanding, Kiss the Girls was adapted prior to Along Came a Spider even though the series chronologically begins with Along Came a Spider. But that issue was arbitrary because as I learned from Lee Tamahori's adaptation of Along Came a Spider, these adaptations are indifferent to exploring the depth or meaning behind the main character Alex Cross and are more likely to instead strip down to being merely a formulaic crime thriller. My expectations for Kiss the Girls were low, but considering the fact that the novel itself was not too impressive in terms of story I guess it was unlikely I would be too disappointed. The only problem was that the best part of Kiss the Girls was James Patterson's writing style, and so a film adaptation would have to ignore than in favour of actual tangible qualities. At most, I hoped for a semi decent, somewhat tense and well-acted crime thriller even though I still expected not to like the film.It doesn't take long at all before it is revealed that Kiss the Girls will be a hollow adaptation of its source material. The scene which dictates this is the moment where it is revealed to Alex Cross that his niece has gone missing. In the book, this is a heartbreaking moment where the investigation becomes very personal for Alex and he sees his family matriarch known as Nana Mama burst into tears even though she swore she would never do that again. In the film, it is nothing more than a hollow and lifeless moment of uninvolving drama which comes into the story without appropriate time for a sensible tonal transition to occur. It honestly didn't surprise me but it still annoyed me, and so from that moment on I knew that Kiss the Girls would be another lifeless and generic crime thriller film which ignored the heart of its source material, its original story context and any sense of character.Kiss the Girls was not the most exciting or interesting book in the first place, but seeing it drained of all its substance and life and turned into the generic product that it was gave me more appreciation for the book. I guess hoping that a film would be decent if it was based on only a decent novel was a bit much when it was another negatively received entry into the collection of Alex Cross adaptations.The script in the film maintains little of the dialogue that was in the original novel. But to make up for it, the script does admittedly have some fairly effective language in it. Where the script fails in when it tries to tell its story. The screenplay skims over so many characters, exploration of complicated relationships between them, subplots and other elements which leaves the film bland and tasteless. When Gary Fleder is left unable to salvage the film beyond its visual appeal, viewers are left unable to enjoy it because the fact is that Kiss the Girls remains a poor adaptation of a somewhat dull story which means that it didn't have high standards in the first place but still ignored enough to pass off as a boring creation. Incidentally, Kiss the Girls gains little to no help from David Klass' screenplay and benefits slightly from Gary Fleder's direction.The general style of the film doesn't mirror the slow burning tense tone of the original novel, but it does give the film a sense of movement and energy. There are some slow and tense moments, but the more effectively atmospheric scenes in the film are when things are really energetic and fast moving. Some scenes in the film are executed with a lot of style, such as the scene in which Kate McTiernan jumps from her captors into a river far below her. The scene is intense and the scenery is strong which makes it one of the best executed scenes in the film. Overall, although the universe does not match what was described in the novel perfectly due to some plot changes, it all looks nice and is captured with some really atmospheric cinematography which gives the film a sense of edge at times and makes it a decent treat on the eyes even if it is not one on the mind.All that is left to take note of in Kiss the Girls is the cast, and the entire film can be broken down on the basis of the performances by Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.Although Morgan Freeman is not the perfect fit for the role of Alex Cross due to the fact that he is significantly older than the character was described as being in the novel, he still brings two strong assets to the role: his ability to deal with high profile intense situations and his voice. For much of the film, Morgan Freeman is decent at best in the role of Alex Cross. But when the situations get severely dangerous, he acts quickly. He stands strong in the role grasping his weaponry with confidence and staring at his foes with visionary tension, and whenever he speaks any words during the film his natural wise tone of voice gives off the sense that he knows what he is talking about and how to handle the situations he is facing. Kiss the Girls is less of a good adaptation of the book than it is a starring vehicle for Morgan Freeman, but he works hard enough to ensure that his role in the film is not wasted by delivering an imperfect but still strong performance in the part of Alex Cross. He certainly remains a genial presence all throughout the film.In the novel, Kate McTiernan was the spitting image of perfection: a beautiful, confident woman who was also able to put up a fight. Although Ashley Judd executes the strength of a believable fighter, for the rest of the film she seems rather spiritless. It seems as if she was going for a balance between confident and emotionally traumatic, but instead ended up reaching a character who is merely bereft of any sense of charisma whatsoever. Ashley Judd is monotonous most of the time in Kiss the Girls, and when she goes for sad it comes off as artificial. While her scenes with Morgan Freeman are good because he is able to build off of their interactions, she proves to be unable to perform in the role. She has her moments during some of the more casual scenes in the film, but for the most of the film she goes with the weak characterisation of Kate McTiernan and fails to implement in the slightest bit of legitimacy in her portrayal of a victim of kidnapping. So despite Gary Fleder's stylish directorial work and a decent leading performance from Morgan Freeman, Kiss the Girls ignores enough of the plot elements in its source material to become a dull and predictable crime thriller without the clever twists that James Patterson was good at using.