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Jesse O (br) wrote: This is a damn good neo-noir flick that tells the very intriguing story of Candince, who believes herself to be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe, and the strange circumstances surrounding her death, much like Marilyn's death as well. The film feels like an old-school noir film with a modern twist. The story progression and the mystery surrounding this death, the way the narration plays out, the way the film is shot. I like how the film chooses to parallel her life to Marilyn's and how that led to her, unfortunate, downfall. It is the story of the fall of a Hollywood starlet except it's set in France and on an considerably smaller scale. If there's a problem with the movie is that the reveal of what happened to Candice, compared to the rest of the story which is really well-written and suspenseful, felt a little flat. It's actually a really good ending if you take it out of context because the fact that so many people actually had a hand in her death was, legitimately, very surprising. But when taken as the reveal of this story that has been so expertly told and crafted, I just found it to feel a little flat. I have no idea why it felt like this, but it does. Another thing I did like was the fact that the film isn't entirely humorless. There are some very funny scenes in this flick and they were certainly not expected but more than welcome. I really enjoyed the acting as well, Jean-Paul Rouve does a good job at detective but the show belongs to Sophie Quinton. She is definitely excellent and does carry herself as Marilyn-esque. She's certainly not the most attractive woman in the world but she's very charming and sexy. Yes, you don't need to be attractive to be sexy...it's all about how you carry yourself. But I thought she was very good in her role. Definitely not a role that requires a lot of nuance, but a great performance nonetheless. Even if the ending felt a little flat to me, this is still a damn good neo-noir thriller with an intriguing murder mystery and some great performances. Another pleasant surprise.
Aksel G (au) wrote: This film is not just about surviving high-school, but surviving school with, help from, friends that care. The film is so fragile emotionally and display the ups and downs of a teenager with a mental health problem, contributed or even created by a disturbing past. The 'Perks of being a wallflower' is without a doubt one of the best high school movies within the last decade, maybe even beyond that. It's not just a "high school" movie but a film including close up on love, friends, family, difference between people and many more strong and powerful "mini" genres. Add all that up and you have an exceptional movie, which can touch your emotion above and beyond.
Tor M (br) wrote: Serious and indie-like documentary that look into our use of plastic bags. The man presenting the story is cool, and is like a less hard core Michael Moore, he's an average guy. Still he's making a point while we enjoy watching him do so - Michael Moore style. Bag it was both informative and shocking and I guess it's an important film as well. Everyone should see it - it may change your life, but as a movie itself it's just ok. It get's to repitative and develops into a great overdose of plastic. But that's the whole point, right?
Philip D (es) wrote: This is one of those films that has you constantly unintentionally frustrated by allowing the audience to know way too much before we should because you spend the downtime of the film figuring out what's about to happen before it happens. There's a moment where you find out that the wife has cheated on her husband and then quickly accuses her husband of such things by default resenting her because she's angry, kicking him out of the house when we already know it's a misunderstanding and she is the real cheater. Then we find out that the husband is sterile which causes complications because they have a 7 year-old daughter, but we've already figured out that it was her lover from the earlier scenes. It seems for something like this the information is badly distributed, but in reality that's all the movie has going for it plot-wise and you're stuck with these half-baked plot hooks. But for the most part, it's not so horrible because we're supposed to shut off our brains completely with this and only focus on the tragic irony of it all and that's short lived.
Matt C (mx) wrote: Not funny, but instead boring. And it just WOULDN'T END. Over two hours is unacceptable. It's more of a movie of broad ideas, not actual execution.
Bill B (gb) wrote: This one was a solid little film in the series, with our man Zatoichi mistaken for a thief and forced to work with a Yakuza boss to prove their innocence and find the real crook.This series is a helluva lot of fun, though I don't know if marathoning them is the best method to view, as the general tropes start to get a bit monotonous.Recommended.
Daniel M (de) wrote: Its got mystery, a twist ending, quick witted banter and it was amazingly funny. Pat O'Brien and Ruth Terry worked great together and Sleep N Eat makes one of his MANY cameos.
Matthew P (it) wrote: happythankyoumoreplease's title tells you the type of film that it's going to be: Odd, squished together, generally pleasant and trying far too hard to be clever. It's a very awkward film in its delivery and pacing, and while it's an easy watch, it's not terribly entertaining or inspiring, even though you can tell that it so desperately wants to be. Then again, people try too hard to be lever all the time in real life, and it's just as bad then. So, perhaps the film is mimicking those types of people. Who knows? The brainiac behind the film is Josh Radnor of How I Met Your Mother fame. He wrote and directed happythankyoumoreplease, and also decided to play the lead character, a struggling writer named Sam Wexler. One day, while on the train, he sees a little boy, Rasheen (Michael Algieri), get separated from whom he assumes is the child's family. It turns out, Rasheedn is a foster child, and that he doesn't like his current family. The kid won't leave Sam alone, so he decides to do the logical thing and take the boy home with him. Meanwhile, Annie (Malin kerman) is trying to find her place in the world, which is hard considering she's a woman who can't grow any hair on her body. There's one man interested in her, Sam #2 (Tony Hale), although he doesn't play much of a role in her life considering she doesn't see him as a potential love interest. She and Sam are best friends, and they talk a lot about how life sucks or is hard or what have you. Sam is also trying to gain the affections of a waitress, Mississippi (Kate Mara), whom he invites into his home for a three day trial of living together -- which he thinks is the most genius idea ever. Oh, and there's also the subplot involving Mary Catherine (Zoe Kazan), and her boyfriend, Charlie (Pablo Schreiber), who are trying to make the decision whether or not they should move from New York to Los Angeles for a potential job opportunity for Charlie. The film chronicles the development in each of these relationships, while also showing how the characters have to come to terms with the world, their cynicism, and pretty much everything else that young people have to deal with in order to grow up. This is Radnor's directorial debut, and while it's a valiant effort, you can see that it's not a veteran behind the camera. The pacing is what's noticeably off, as many of the events happen too quickly, allowing for no real character development. Events then happen for no conceivable reason, as we can't quite grasp why a certain character made that decision, as we don't understand anyone. This also makes it hard to care about these people. I don't care that the writer is having his work rejected, as he never seems to be making an effort to improve it. After the rejection, he stops writing altogether -- at least, we never see him write. Annie is having trouble finding love because ... she's not really looking for it, I guess. I couldn't empathize with these people because it seemed like laziness was the source of all of their problems. If they wanted to fix their lives, they certainly weren't going about it very well. Even though everything happens so fast, there are long stretches where the plot seems to come to a halt, and then we just jump ahead and the characters have changed, somehow. They decided to progress and grow for absolutely no reason, and it's extremely frustrating to see that. We want to see that growth and understand it, but when the characters seem to not at all be correlating to the events that are transpiring in front of them, you have to give up on them. The writing is also a bit off-putting. While it can be cute and clever at times, it often felt like it was trying too hard to be endearing, and there were times when I had to shake my head because I couldn't believe that those lines were being delivered. Much of the delivery is awkward, too, and I'm guessing it's because Radnor was trying to be too controlling and precise when telling his actors what to do. There are moments when it truly succeeds, and you see the potential that is there, but this isn't the film that showcases all that Radnor can do. I will say that he makes for a likable leading actor, which did help for some of the time. I enjoyed seeing him and Kate Mara together, as I felt they had some decent chemistry, even if their lines were, at times, cringe worthy. Actually, apart from the writing and the delivery of that writing -- which is, admittedly, a fairly big portion -- the acting was all fine. And you have to admire the dedication to the role on the part of Malin kerman, as she actually shaved off her eyebrows to play the part of an alopecia patient. happythankyoumoreplease is a pleasant film, but it's not much more than that. It's an easy watch, but it's not worth the time you spend with it. It's poorly paced, awkwardly written, and the characters don't progress or develop like you feel they should. It all feels forced because it's a movie, even if all the actors are likable enough to almost hold it together. It's not a complete waste, and it has its share of moments, but I can't recommend spending the 100 minutes it takes to watch it.
Paul D (ru) wrote: While I do think the performances were authentic, overall the story and direction were just boring as Hell! It was a bit informative, just not very interesting.