Also known as Moritorium and Georgia's Friends, Four Friends follows the titular quartet from high school to young adulthood. The film is set during the tumultuous 1960s, an era when everyone's values were turned inside out, shaken around, and reassembled. The central character is first-generation American Craig Wasson, who confounds his Yugoslavian father (Miklos Simon) by pursuing his own let-it-all-hang-out lifestyle. Wasson's best friends are athlete Jim Metzler and chubby Michael Huddleston; all pursue the affections of bewitching Jodi Thelan. Though they are obviously deeply in love with one another, Wasson and Thelan continue to foolishly avoid a long-term commitment as the sixties unfold around them. Four Friends calls for a fresher approach than the one offered by director Arthur Penn, whose handling of the material is much too pat and old-fashioned.
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Andrey B (fr) wrote: Psychedelic movie about obsession. The main star is very impressive in her role and the film itself reminded me A Serbian Film a bit.
Rasheed T (jp) wrote: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles is perfect! NO ONE could've played Ray as well as he did! Ray is the tale and adventure of a blind african-american man who was gifted with the talent to play the piano! During his trails, Ray is overwhelmed with the death of his younger brother and separating of his mother, who was the only parent he has ever had, Ray will do anything to make the pain go away from destroying himself mentally and with society now wanting more of him! Ray is a breathtaking, a joy ride and educated look on the life of a legend! 5/5!
Patricia R (us) wrote: Loved it. It was my favorite
Allan C (mx) wrote: Cannon Pictures went big-time with this film, leaving behind their ninja films and endless Death Wish sequels in hopes of their first blockbuster. To do this, the adapted a novel titled "Space Vampires." As the novel's title would denote, it's a pretty absurd story, but he film is made with utter seriousness and it actually does work, despite the gonzo story. A team of astronauts is sent to investigate the tail of Haley's Comet. In the tail they find a long abandoned alien spaceship that's filled with strange bat-like creatures along with three unconscious (and nude) humans, two men and one woman. Then ALA "Dracula" the NASA spaceship returns to earth with entire crew dead, except for commander Steve Railsback who's at a loss to tell what happened. From there the film get's eve weird, with naked space vampires roaming London and then taking the entire city to the brink of an end-of-the-world scenario, complete with zombies, mass hysteria and magic swords. Tobe Hooper directed this as a follow-up to his best film, "Poltergeist," which was reputedly an unofficial largely made by Steven Spielberg and may be the truth since it felt far more like a Spielberg film than anything Hooper ever made before or since. Hooper though did prove with this film that he could help a big budget blockbuster level of film and did it quite well. The problem with this film is the gonzo story doesn't quite square with the serious tone. A film like "Alien," which was also written by Dan O'Bannon, too a B-movie premise and made it a classy A-movie material. This film also takes B-movie material, but this material is just so crazy that even a fine cast that includes the likes of the underrated Steve Railsback (who give another one of his deranged Dwayne Barry performances) and Patrick Stewart and also features some terrific special effects and production values cannot overcome this absurd material. I do have to admit though that the wild story is part of the appeal of this film to me, though to non-film geeks this film will probably just feel absurd. But despite this film's faults, it's some that's I've always enjoyed and had a soft spot for. Composter Henry Mancini provides an uncharacteristically muscular score for the film. John Dykstra, who's worked on everything from "Star Wars" to the Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" to Tarantino's "Django Unchained," provided special effects that still hold up today. To give this film a capsule review, it's a SyFy channel "Sharktopus" quality of story given a James Cameron level of treatment.
Irvin C (au) wrote: A sexually repressed/very prudish married couple trying to buy a restaurant start killing off sex perverts/swingers in order to get the money to do so. This was a wonderfully sick, twisted, really goofy black comedy which, on paper, could have gone woefully wrong in a lot of ways but co-writer-director-star Paul Bartel manage to maintain the right level of goofiness and heightened reality enough to make the audience go along for the ride. It's the type of comedy which will make you think, "This is so wrong" while laughing at the same time.
Hugo S (gb) wrote: Carlo Ponti reune a 4 grandes directores de la epoca para hacer este filme, cada uno hace un corto alusivo a la cotidaneidad, al amor, a la clase trabajadora, como Boccaccio con su Decameron, mi favorito es el de Vittorio de Sica (La Rifa), con Sofia Loren, y el de Fellini esta muy gracioso.
WS W (de) wrote: It is all Samantha Morton who pull it off. A so-1990s TV-movie scale production.
Stephen S (es) wrote: Not as good as Degeneration, but still a nice edition to the Resident Evil series. I like how it sheds some light on the events in Eastern Europe that set up most of the campaigns in Resident Evil 6.