Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
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Pamela B (au) wrote: I really wanted to like this film a lot. And, it wasn't bad, but just not as great as it could have been. The foundation was all there, a wonderful storyline and really great cast. But somehow the parts for this just did not make a whole. The story did not touch me as I wanted it to and I did not feel as much as I wanted to for the characters.
Kyle M (gb) wrote: Claire Danes's strong performance as an autistic victim provides more exploration and energy than how Dustin Hoffman did in "Rain Man." Thanks to her award-winning performance and director Mick Jackson's direction with ideas and thinking well, this is one of the best crafted biopics of all time. (A-)(Full review coming soon)
Lance L (kr) wrote: I give this the highest rating for being what it is without apologies. It is so far from a "Hollywood" movie that many people raised on such fair will have no way to digest it. It is a small slice of the life of a man who is barely functional. Seemingly with a touch of autism and without any family, the main character struggles with his day to day life. He can barely communicate due to his racing thoughts and an inability to express a thought without interrupting himself. He is unpleasant to be around because he is so caught up in being accommodating and desperate to connect with others; he is his own worst enemy. It is this paradox-- that such an unpleasant person to be around is inherently a really good person--that the movie is about. I have seen reviews that call this a dark comedy, but I think that's way off. It's a harrowing story of struggle against yourself. Psychological difficulties are often misunderstood, and this movie shows the lonely life of a person doing the best he can with heavy limitations. The individual uncomfortable moments and quotidian worries throughout this movie in the end reveal an unpleasant truth about how people are marginalized. Mann's performance is so natural and raw that you'll squirm. But if you're able to empathize you'll be rewarded with real insight the life of those with unfortunate circumstances. Not all art is pretty.
Stephen H (br) wrote: Another family's material history has never been so captivating. What becomes our legacy when we die? Who will remember? These questions make for great drama and meditation. Quiet but effective performances from all.
Blake P (ca) wrote: Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" makes a convincing case for why maximalism is not always a musical's greatest gift. An epic statement of a film with a soundtrack solely comprised of the finest tunes of The Beatles, it is a fatiguing (but beautifully crafted) exercise in style that perhaps knows the right moves but nevertheless smothers them in tiresome artistic self-indulgence. But what an intoxicating mess it is. Bruno Delbonnel's cinematography is pulsating and carnal, so profuse in its color and its heavenly warmth that the film seems to defy the two-dimensional constraints of the celluloid. The actors, all young, pretty, and passionate, are sensitive performers who have the buttery voices to do the legendary music justice. Taymor, as much as she dislikes the art of the nuance, is a master of staging and of creating cohesion between song and story (not a surprise: she's best known for her sensational direction of Broadway's "The Lion King"). So much of it is thrilling, but much of it is also overbearing and accidentally flimsy. It unwisely uses the socially and culturally shifting climate of the 1960s as basis for its story, which is too serious and too historically imperative to tread over as lightly as "Across the Universe" does. I'm unsure what direction Taymor should have led the film toward, but as she's most comfortable as a maestro of eye-candy and not of story, using the Vietnam War and Civil Rights struggles as backdrops and not as sober centers characterizes the movie as superficial. But even if the plot were frothier, I'm persuaded that "Across the Universe" would remain to be trivial. The story is really only in place to give the performers, the songs, and the style, something to latch onto. But as it's all about as deep as a long-form music video, the film is unequipped to last for the two-and-a-half hours that it does. And so it's a frustrating example of great moments barely threaded together to make an enthralling feature length movie. It's high concept without the emotional lustiness to propel it forward. Its ensemble, at least, is enchanting enough to provide "Across the Universe" with the humanistic beguilement it otherwise skimps on. Finding its setting in both England and the United States in the late 1960s, the film stars Jim Sturgess as Jude, a Liverpool based shipyard worker looking to find deeper meaning in his simplistic world. Curious in regards to his background, he enlists in the Navy as means to jump ship to New Jersey, where he plans to find his father. The eventual meeting doesn't go as well as he might have liked, leaving him without much reason to be in America. But such is the case only until he meets Max (Joe Anderson), a bratty but charismatic college student whom he quickly befriends. Through Max, Jude swiftly, and unexpectedly, falls madly in love with his sister, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), who has a boyfriend but nonetheless sees something in Jude, too. The plot thickens as "Across the Universe" goes on - Jude and Lucy do ultimately fall victim to a torrid romance, and the cultural landscape grows in its restlessness in the background - but the details are boring and much less electrifying when not paired with standout performances of classic Beatles songs. Everything looks and sounds exquisite, and yet there's something curiously hollow about "Across the Universe," which is unquestionably a result of the characters being shallowly written and of the film's firm belief that its storyline's ambition can actually seem meaningful in the context of a lavish musical. But I admire Taymor's handiwork, which, slight as it is, is positively awe-inspiring on an optic level. The actors carry the movie; it sometimes feels more substantial than it is because their earnestness is so palpable. And the cameos by Bono, Salma Hayek, and Eddie Izzard, are superbly placed. But "Across the Universe" is an embodiment of the classic ideal of spotlighting Beauty for Beauty's Sake - take away its stylistically inhibited elements and you're left with a pretty pile of dust.
Jules H (es) wrote: White Chicks is so much better and funnier.
Steven L (mx) wrote: Alan Rickman with a southern accent - he is one of the best deliverers of sarcastic lines. Mos Def also good. HBO does a nice job.
Ryan F (es) wrote: RDJ does a stunning job making the viewer really believe that he was 'The Kid'.
Lexie T (jp) wrote: Wasn't as good as other adaptations - the ending wasn't what it ought to have been - however Sophia Myles was divine as Lucy and Marc Warren gave me the creeps from his first scene as the Count. I was also impressed by Tom Burke as the young Dr who is in love with Lucy but not destined to marry her - he will be an actor to watch out for in the future I think.
Samreen R (es) wrote: i guess its 1 of d best movies of anil. loved his real acting in it.story is gud,awesom songs....its a hit fr sure.
Myo D (nl) wrote: Konecne som to videl cele od zaciatku do konca :)
Kjirstin T (ru) wrote: Brando = HOT Napoleon... nothing else to say
Jane K (jp) wrote: My fave of all Alastair Sim movies! The storyline is hilarious! A definite must see!
Martin T (ru) wrote: The story is okay, but too moralizing and patriotic for my tastes... rather Capra-esque in its glorification of God, country, and good old-fashioned family values. And when the sole foreigner (Simone Simon) is cast as a representative of the devil, one wonders if there might be a touch of xenophobia lurking as well. However, the Herrmann score is wonderful, and the film has some truly incredible cinematography (the harvest dance scene is a masterwork of lighting).
Karsh D (us) wrote: Really did not like this. Tried so hard to be a Woody Allen - esque film but fails way short of that target. Embarrassing.
Joey T (ca) wrote: Very Stupid but entertaining.