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Adrian B (es) wrote: Odd, sad movie in which a strip club is the main focal point a small town, containing several different stories that are told in backwards chronology. One story involves a man (Bruce Greenwood) hiring a babysitter for his household which contains no children so that he can go to the strip club. Another story involves a young homosexual man (Don McKellar) that is being audited by the same individual who compulsively heads to the club. The homosexual also attends the club quite often. Finally, one of the strippers dislikes her position at the club, because of a murder of a stripper several years before, which causes conflicts between her and the DJ. Compelling, slow moving drama takes a generally thorough look at those who work and/or attend the strip club, which is general well-acted by all the cast members. Thankfully, unlike two other high profile stripper related films released around the same time, which BOMBED at the box office and with critics ("Striptease" and "Showgirls"), this one offers a very human look and not an excruciating nor humourous portrayal at the issues surrounding this type of locale.
Thomas H (ag) wrote: One of the best movies of the 80's, Ghostbusters delivers humour, action and heart. It's one of my favourite movies and has stood the test of time-even if the CGI is dated.
Ni N (ag) wrote: Nice calm entertaining movie with great actors!
Justin I (es) wrote: this is a real Punisher movie!
Ibraheem M (de) wrote: This is the least one I liked in the spin-off sequels, stupid and silly teen comedy that can still make you laugh, at the creators maybe.
PieterJan V (gb) wrote: 'Against the ropes' is everything but a knock-out. A mediocre, thirteen in a dozen, feel-good drama. This has got to be one of the worst 'boxing' movies ever made !
Jeffrey C (nl) wrote: I don't really remember it. It must not have been good.
Jeremy K (gb) wrote: After Wes Craven's "Scream" resurrected the slasher genre in 1996, it sadly inspired a lot more crap over the next few years. One of the most popular crap slasher films of the time was "I Know What You Did Last Summer."Well, calling this movie crap may seem a bit harsh, because it's not that bad. Based on a 1973 novel of the same name, four teenage friends, Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Ray (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Barry (Ryan Phillippe), accidentally hit and apparently kill someone with their car while they're out driving one Fourth of July. In a panic, they dump the body in the dockside water and vow to never mention it again. One year later, they start getting notes that read, "I know what you did last summer." Shortly after, they're under attack by a man in a fisherman's slicker sporting a hook. By this point, the friends have drifted apart after the events of the previous year, but they're forced to rejoin and figure out who knows what they did, and who's attacking them now.It's not hard to see why this movie got so popular. It starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, who was on the TV series "Party of Five," and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was into her second season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." It was also written by Kevin Williamson, who wrote "Scream." Apparently, he actually wrote this screenplay first, but was unable to sell it; however, after "Scream" became such a hit, Columbia Pictures bought the script immediately. And there's an element of mystery to it, and maybe it got teenagers thinking, "Wow, what if that happened to me?"The main problem is that the characters in this movie aren't very likeable. I like how the main characters have distinct traits from each other: Julie is the typical smart girl, Helen is the beauty queen, Barry is the jock, and Ray is...a fisherman, I guess, but he doesn't have much character; then again, he's played by Freddie Prinze, Jr., so I guess it isn't much of a surprise.I like how they clearly have this guilt eating away at them and they have their own different ways of dealing with it. But I really disliked how hot-headed Barry gets the entire movie. Every other minute, he's shouting, nearly assaulting Julie, or making angry threats. And for all of this to come out of Ryan Phillippe, it just doesn't feel natural. There's a way you can make how he acts at least look real, but it just looks awkward with Phillippe in the role. He's just being a jerk for the sake of it.That's another problem I have with "I Know What You Did Last Summer"; there are a number of moments where characters just act really mean-spirited and/or awkward for no good reason. Helen has a sister named Elsa (Bridgette Wilson), who does nothing but act like a bitch and has virtually no purpose to the story, there's this other guy named Max (Johnny Galecki) who only has a few scenes but is rather irritating in all of them, there's this one cop in the third act who acts like an idiot-but I think the meanest, most out-of-nowhere moment in the whole movie came from Julie's mother (Deborah Hobart) nearly half an hour in. Julie is home after a year at college, and her mom is giving her a talk about how she barely hears from her and is worried about her; it's simple enough, but then she says, "Your father must be turning over in his grave." WOW. I thought that was so despicably mean-spirited and unlikeable for her to say. What parent would say that to her child, unless she was acting out or breaking the law? That scene just left me with an ugly feeling inside.Now what do I like? Well, even though I said I don't like the characters, I like the camaraderie between Julie and Helen; I like some of their conversations where Helen reflects on how they used to be such good friends before what happened to them. It powerfully hits there what they've done, and the consequences they're dealing with. They're probably the best actors in the movie, though you'll find better scream queens out there than Hewitt.There are also two scenes where they visit Missy Egan (Anne Heche), the sister of David Egan, whom they believe is the man they had killed the year before because of an obituary Julie read. Those come off pretty well and emotional, and it's a rare decent performance by Anne Heche. And I have to admit, some of the chase scenes are shot pretty well.But then there's the ending, where the whole theme about dealing with guilt, doing the right thing, friendship, etc. all goes out the window. It turns out they didn't kill anyone; in fact, it wasn't even David that they hit. The year before the incident, he had been in a car accident with his girlfriend Susie; he had survived, but she had died, and it was actually her father Ben Willis (Muse Watson) that apparently killed him that night a year later and hid the body before the main four hit him on the highway. That's just lazy, in my opinion. They replaced one story that could have been interesting for a boring, run-of-the-mill revenge story.So after a standard final chase scene on a fisherman's boat with a pointless red herring moment involving Ray, there's a pointless hook for a pointless sequel. Blah, blah, blah, the end. I feel like this movie had a chance to be something really unique and special and thought-provoking, but it just didn't feel brave enough to go that path. As it is, it's a mediocre horror film at best. But it has solid cinematography and atmosphere, it helped jump-start the careers of a number of young actors, and it's at least a million times better than its sequel; but we'll get to that one another time.Overall, I can't really recommend the movie unless you want to see Hewitt as a halfway-decent scream queen and if you just feel like watching a simple slasher romp. I probably wouldn't watch it again, but you can do far worse.
Robert K (it) wrote: When I saw this movie in the theaters I like it a lot, but funny when I watch it now I just pick it apart and like it less.. not sure why.
Dan G (kr) wrote: The title says it all. I'm sure you can figure out what this movie involves. Twisted, perverted and dirty, obviously NOT for the kids or narrow minded people. But it's a must-see crazy fucked up mess. I'd highly recommend it!!!
gary t (ru) wrote: well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess thorughout this movie.....i think that charles bronson, chuck shamata, lesley anne down, michael parks, saul rubinek, robert joy play good roles/parts thorughout this movie.....i think that the director of this sequel/follow-up/thriller movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.....i think that charles bronson/robert joy were great throughout this movie.....i think that this is a good thriller movie 2 watch with a good cast thorughout this movie n its enjoyable 2 watch
Michael D (ca) wrote: Great cast with a seemingly mundane situation that turns out to be a nightmare. Great character study.
Eric C (mx) wrote: The first half was mediocre and boring (even with some of the best music ever - including a recording of "Wild Horses," which was just way too soon to watch coming less than a week after Flacco's pass sailed over Rahim Moore's head). The second half was absolutely riveting with all the hippies arriving at Altamont. Even knowing what was coming to some extent due to my knowledge of pop culture history, it was still shocking to see the famous event unfold on screen as the tension built and the crowd and Angels kept scuffling and being chippy. It was fascinating. I can't believe the directors lucked into the footage (if having footage of a stabbing can be called luck). And they did a phenomenal job of editing the second half. They show footage with no commentary and let the events speak for themselves. Very powerful. Five stars for the last half, 2 1/2 for the first for an overall of four stars. So my advice is to listen to the first half and watch the second. You won't regret it.