Dracula, played by an uncredited caucasian, was shipwrecked in the 1600s in Japan, when Christianity was illegal. He was forced to spit on the cross and wander alone in the desert. Upon finding himself bleeding, he was so thirsty he drank the blood and acquired a taste for it, attacking local teenager Keiko. In present day, Professor Shiraki arrives at a girl's school where he was to be teaching, but now the principal, whose wife died in a car accident, wants Shiraki to take over for him. The principal is keeping his wife in the cellar for a week, supposedly according to local custom, to see if she might return to life. Immediately suspicious, Shiraki investigates and becomes entrenched in horror of the vampires. Three girls are caught up too, as one has already been bitten, and her roomates stay to care for her.
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Steve P (de) wrote: One of the funniest comedies of the decade.
Daniel H (de) wrote: Watching Mighty Fine is like watching someone else's old home movies. It looks amateurish, and while it documents events that were important to them, that doesn't mean we feel the same way. Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri) moves his family from Brooklyn to a beautiful white house in New Orleans, where he owns a factory. However, he's taking a huge risk, as his business is unstable. His daughters, Maddie (Jodelle Ferland) and Natalie (Rainey Qualley), are worried they will not be accepted in their new home in the South, fearing anti-Semitism. But their biggest problem is the one they brought with them. While their father Joe is charming and generous, he's emotionally unstable, given to fits of rage. As his business deteriorates, so does his mental state, and he become a threat to himself and his family. Not that Mighty Fine has that kind of elegant simplicity as a story, but instead is padded with subplots. The beloved family dog is aging and in ill health. Maddie enters a poetry contest, but writer's block gets the better of her. Natalie tries to win friends and find a boyfriend, but her father's demands and erratic behavior makes that impossible. The anti-Semitism angle doesn't peak the way it should, and there's a subplot about Joe's involvement with loan sharks that doesn't resolve. Mighty Fine is painful to look at. In an age of high-definition, digital cameras, this film is a throwback. The film was shot on a Super 16mm camera, and then blown up to 35mm in post production. This can look fine in other films, but here, edges are blurry, and colors are dull. It's shot largely in close-ups, and there isn't much coverage, making it look like an ABC after school special. This film simply does not merit a theatrical release. Through this blurry lens, we watch the Fine family doing a lot of sitting and lying down. There are several scenes of Natalie writing in her journal or working on her poem. In other words, the direction is overall leaden and predictable, and newcomer Qualley, while attractive, is particularly wooden. However, the fault lies with Debbie Goodstein, who directs her first feature narrative film. The script by Goodstein herself--based on her own life--is melodramatic. There is no subtext in Mighty Fine. There is just text. It's in bold, and underlined. "You're ruining my life!" Natalie screams, "Just shoot me!" We know what characters are thinking because they tell us they're thinking. A voice-over narration, read by a flat, nasal Janeane Garofalo as Maddie in her later years, continues well past its welcome. The characters are predictable, making for a story without surprises. Joe does what Joe does, and more of it as the film goes along. Mighty Fine feels like a novel adaption, and would have worked better in that medium. It's largely about what Maddie thinks and feels about what's going on; she's merely a narrator, and doesn't do anything. It's a mistake to have these kinds of characters, because in film, the camera is the narrator; it shows us what we need to see and how we see it. Having a narrator character is redundant. Ultimately, the film is about Joe, but his problems are internal--the stuff of short stories and novels. I was never moved by Mighty Fine, and while I didn't hate it, my sympathy for the characters' plight wore off before the credits rolled.
Nando V (fr) wrote: Ha yeah right. Maybe when I was 16.
Doriana R (nl) wrote: Michele and Elsa dare to hug in Genova's cloudiest days. I don't know who was sadder or more exposed in the shower scene. Desperation doesn't take sides. Make sure you'll be in good company when you start watching this film. If not, open a bottle of wine (and a box of Kleenex!).
Damien K (kr) wrote: My favorite animated movie as a kid.
Zdravko P (au) wrote: Comedian follows two comics and up-in comer (Orny Adams) and a veteran (Jerry Seinfield) Both entertaining and a slap in the face for anyone who thinks after a hit sitcom you can just go back on stage and kill using your presence. Just not the truth, If I can paraphrase Steve Martin stand-up comedy is the single most difficult thing in show business because every other aspect of show business you can hide behind something so the audience doesn't see you wether it's a camera or a script. With stand-up your audience is right in front of you. It's a real no holds barred business. Lot's of great cameos keep this film from being a pbs special. A new favorite documedy of mine.
Mike W (br) wrote: This movie made me love bowling forever!
IChun L (gb) wrote: A touching German film about the challenges a girl faces in balancing the needs of her deaf-mute parents with her ambition to pursue music.
Crystal C (kr) wrote: One of the best movies of all time! Love story, family drama, and dance with an old timey feel! Must see!
Cecilyn Z (it) wrote: It lost my emotional investment when they abandoned that poor dog on the road. :-(
Private U (ca) wrote: widely acclaimed as the best samurai film ever, samurai assasin is a heavy hitting historical action/drama starring the king himself, Toshiro Mifune.
Jacob G (gb) wrote: I enjoyed it more than I expected. Best outdoors-man-meets-the-city movie I've seen. Paul Hogan's Dundee portrays quite the likable character.
Mohammed M (de) wrote: now it makes sense , right ?
Jonathan L (nl) wrote: Not many movies move me like this one did. A Really powerful film! I find it funny that critics treat this movie just like the story. They want us all to be politically correct. It seems anything that is close to faith gets shot down. I wander if people that hated this movie that gave no stars, why bother writing?Sure the acting wasn't amazing, nor was it an amazing script. I believe people like this because they can side with the story.
Jens L (ag) wrote: Good movie, but seeing Atlantic City and Burt Lancaster walking its street leaves me with undefined sadness.