In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and get falsely arrested in connection with stealing a Cadillac. We follow their lives through the end of high school and the dramatic end to their school.
- Category:Romance, Comedy, Drama
- Stars:Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis, Corin Rogers, Maurice Leon Havis, Joseph Carter Wilson, Sherman Smith, Norman Gibson, Maurice Marshall, Steven Williams, Jackie Taylor, Christine Jones, Lynn Caridine, Mary Larkins,
- Director:Michael Schultz,
- Writer:Eric Monte
In the mid-1960's, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. But one day, two of them want to make it big in their own way, but not everybody they meet is looking out for them, as they learn when a seemingly harmless outing goes awry. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(au) wrote: More Hollywood propaganda
(ru) wrote: Great movie! Multiple stories seamlessly bound together by sharp storytelling. definitely an existential quality to many of the individual story-arcs and just brought to the next level by highly emotional performances by its stars! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's interested in substance over special effect/ I liked it so much I almost forgot Dane Cook was in it!
(es) wrote: una exelente imagen en imax hacen esta pelicula una verdadera joya
(mx) wrote: 6/10Swedish production, liked the musical ideas, very well made. But the hole movie is kinda off track. Not a bad movie, just different
(mx) wrote: "Once we start, there's no turning back."4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a Romanian film directed by Cristian Mungiu which won the Palm D'Or in the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 confirming the resurgence of the New Wave of Romanian Cinema. Other Romanian films that have been a part of this movement include 12:08 East of Bucharest, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, and Tales from the Golden Age. I'm on the minority here when I say that I didn't enjoy this film because the film has won several important awards and has been considered a masterpiece by most critics. As much as I wanted to enjoy this film, I have to be honest and say I felt it was a dull and boring movie. I tend to enjoy these character driven dramas, but I really never felt connected with the characters here and never felt the suspense that most people felt when they watched this. There were a few enjoyable moments and some strong performances, but the plot was simple and I never was drawn into the story. Despite the great camera work and the excellent craft, I never was attracted to this film or cared for the resolution. I'm sure it depicts perfectly the era when Romania was under Ceausescu's communist regime, but having seen so many foreign films focusing on social issues I didn't think there was anything special that stood out here, but I'm probably wrong because everyone else seemed to have loved this film.The film takes place during the final years of Ceausescu's communist regime in Rumania and it centers on a college student named Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) as she begins to make plans in order to help her roommate, Gabita (Laura Vasliu), have an abortion. We don't really find out about the abortion until 30 minutes into the film, but the trailers take away the suspense. The communist regime doesn't allow birth control nor abortion, so they have to do things quietly and secretly. Otilia arranges to book a reservation at a hotel and picks up a doctor who has offered his service, although it won't be free and it will cost them a little more than money. His name is Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) and he takes advantage of Gabita's desperation to have the abortion and her friend's willingness to help. Everything has to be done quietly in the hotel room because if they are caught they can end up in jail, but Otilia also has to deal with her boyfriend Adi (Alex Potocean) as she has promised to visit him for his mom's birthday. There are a lot of things at stake here, but Otilia is determined to help out her friend.One of the main issues I had with the film was that I never believed the friendship between Otilia and Gabita was strong enough for her to go through such extreme measures in order to help her. They seemed pretty distant and I never understood why she was willing to help. I have my theories, but the film is purposefully ambiguous. It is slow paced and nothing really happens. I don't have an issue with this because in films like A Separation it still worked for me because I connected with the characters. Mungiu portrays the era really well and never takes sides on the pro abortion or pro life issue, rather focusing on the dangers of the oppressive regime. It is a very realistic and dark film and Marinca gives a strong performance as the lead character. The best part of the film however was the scene where Ivanov's character manipulates the girls in the hotel room. He was great in that scene. I'm disappointed that I never got to appreciate the film as much as everyone else did, but there is no denying that Mungiu directed a memorable film.
(fr) wrote: "No questions. No answers. That's the business we're in. You just accept it and move on. Maybe that's lesson number three."
(ca) wrote: Undoubtly less sophisticated and elegant than other greater films of the genre, but still Blood and Wine has a very well calculated and crafted plot enough to stand on its own as another worthy addition to the thriller genre. It has several elements from film-noir and very well drawn round characters. An intelligent film, correctly done and masterfully acted. Michael Caine was perfect in his role, and Jack Nicholson was outstanding as well. Dorff and Lopez looked very small near those two giants of acting, but they were very good too in their roles. Many scenes were wonderful and exciting, and the conclusion was really satisfying, and the final shot was pure beauty.It was a really entertaining and well done thriller. I don't understand the reason for all the mixed reviews towards this film. I bet that very few other directors could have handled better that script and made an even better film than this. Bob Rafelson did an awesome job.A little jewel of the genre that has been slowly almost forgotten over the years, but it surely deserves more recognition.
(br) wrote: Sharon Stone was good looking in this film.
(ca) wrote: I enjoy watching 80s movies that are suppose to be set in the future they just make everything looks so crappy it still looks 80s but more spacey, the movie is pretty bad but in an enjoyable way pretty much the movie is about a guy who wants to get a new sex robot and will do anything to get it. Melanie Griffith was actually really hot in this.
(au) wrote: If you don't like musicals, don't watch a musical... simple enough. But it's just not believable that this movie would be better off without being a musical... in fact, it'd likely be a pretty hard flop because of it--I'd argue that this movie could only have been salient as a musical. It's too kitchy and over the top (even within it's own day) to have taken itself too seriously. Perhaps more people would have seen it, but they likely wouldn't have held it in higher regard, as the musical helps suspend disbelief and allows the forum for melodramatic moments. Besides how do you take something off broadway and make a non-musical movie about it without ensuing scandal? It would have hemmoraged money... Anyway, this is very tongue-in cheek satirical and lighthearted... I don't think it gets enough credit for what it is because I don't think people really appreciate musicals enough to give it a fair shake. I think it seems to be a pretty fair stage to screen interpretation... Costuming, background, and acting are over the top but in a good way. It's a fun movie, with laughs and some cute songs... And there are sooo many quotables (if you're of that sort like I) but even the eyeroll moments can make you laugh a little in spite of yourself... My mama who swore to hate it and b****ed thru it was laughing and smiling thru it too until she gave up on it and walked out (but she couldn't stand how short Morse was, it was a huge distracting factor for her even three beers down).
(jp) wrote: Ginger won an Oscar for this film and rightly so. Way ahead of its time but totally gripping from beginning to end. Plus my boyfriend liked this movie and he hates anything black and white. result!
(br) wrote: i want to see this movie