A young teacher from Oudtshoorn, Cybil Ferreira, will do anything in her power to ensure the success of her project at the small farm school, Kalfieskraal. Cybil dreams about establishing a centre at the school that will provide a safe haven for the local children. The problem is, Cybil’s dream is in danger of collapsing before it even gets off the ground. The land Kalfieskraal is situated on is for sale, and none of the possible buyers are interested in her project. Not even her wealthy fiancée, ostrich farmer Meyer Labuschagne, could be bothered about her project or the fate of the children. Then Frans Coetzee comes into the story. A filmmaker with a broken heart, he is in the Klein Karoo with his team to make a documentary about social upliftment work in the area - and in the process hopefully forget about women, love, and all the baggage that comes with it.
Richard M (gb) wrote: Probably the last insider documentary on The Beatles.
Charles W (it) wrote: I usually find RT's critic ratings to be spot on but sometimes, as in this case, they are simply way off the mark. For sure the film is not Casablanca, and there are indeed plot weaknesses, but this is a sensitive and convincing account of the highs and lows of pursuing professional music in any context. I know several professional / semi-pro musicians and they tend to have lives full of contradictions and complications which all seem to resolve for a few golden hours when they perform. I thought the script was generally good with few wasted words. It's often what's NOT said that makes this watchable - clearly the Hedlund and Paltrow characters have crossed the line beyond 'sponsorship' but this is not shoved in our faces, and the details are cleverly left unresolved. The scene with the leukaemia boy is heavily criticised but I found it totally straightforward - it gives Kelly a bittersweet moment to remember that her disastrous marital and addiction problems are actually less than those of some others, and she is able, for a few minutes, to find her original 'pre-star' self and the first innocence of her relationship with McGraw's character. I also found that the effect of the film depends on listening with high-quality sound or headphones - I would defy even non-country lovers not to be moved by the genuine quality of the live-performed music, for example in the early scene where Hedlund rescues Meester; just watching the band playing actually gave me goosebumps...RT gives Premium Rush 76% - I'm not a dispatch rider but I found that film totally forgettable - and compared to this the 22% for Country Strong is ridiculous.
Don G (fr) wrote: Unless you are not a fan of oldschool family films with likeable & interesting characters, you will love this inspiring one.
Gabita G (br) wrote: Foarte frumos filmul
Chris M (au) wrote: Wrapping up my INSIDE double feature (even though I watched this one first, luckily because this movie wouldn't have come off as messed up had I seen it second). This movie is a good horror movie, and I good indie horror movie (not as good as Series 7). It??s not a blood and guts indie horror flick either, it??s a psychological one. Few psychological horror movies tend to be good, though as of recent with this and Joshua looks like they are on the up and up. For a psychological horror film to work it needs to stick with you, not that I need a bath in bleach kind of stick (go watch the other INSIDE for that sort of feeling), but that sort of stuck in your teeth stick with you. In that you don??t realize its there at first and then you have to start picking at it and trying to figure out what it is and wondering why its bothering you so much. Its that sort of film that when you watch it, you are like ??Well that wasn??t that messed up or scary.?? Then you think about it a day or two later and realize just how fucked up that was and how it could in all reality happen (just who Joshua was a realistic version of the Omen). Check out this small film, you'll understand why Flying Guy #2 from Heroes only has one look on his face (works well here, not in Heroes). Also that kid was in Election which is where I remembered him from. Also Jeff Mahler I hear is some movie geek who put his money where his internet movie bitching on AICN (best site ever) is, so that??s awesome. Only thing I didn't like about this film was Kevin Kilner, I don't think he got what was going on, the mom was great but he wasn't that believable.
Ger M (nl) wrote: may have seen it - I know I heard of it back then
Timm S (it) wrote: Ahhh The Things Men Get Up To While On Sabbaticals..Bit Dated, But Challenges Typical Misogynistic Views By Men (Of The 70s) Towards Women. The Aussie Rainforests Of The Tropics & Barrier Reef Is Beautiful, But Overall The Story Is Very Dry & Lacks Multifariousness.
Kevin R (jp) wrote: You're not allowed to have two wives.Nick's wife has been lost in a boating accident for over seven years. In that time their children have grown up and Nick has remarried. The day after he remarries his lost wife reappears in town throwing a monkey wrench in Nick's life. Nick never fell out of love with his first wife but how does he introduce his new wife to his ex-wife and how will their children handle the return of their mother?"My mom wouldn't do something like that...talk after she drowned. That's ridiculous."Garson Kanin, director of Adam's Rib, Born Yesterday, Pat and Mike, Some Kind of a Nut, A Man to Remember, and Next Time I Marry, delivers My Favorite Wife. The storyline for this picture is pretty fun and well delivered. The script is entertaining but the marvelous acting makes the film. The cast includes Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, and Gail Patrick. "I used to be a lady."I came across this film on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to see it since I am a huge fan of Cary Grant. I adored how Grant and Dunne played off each other for both the comedic and dramatic content. While this is a light hearted film, there are definitely emotionally moments scattered throughout the picture. This isn't my favorite Grant work but it is definitely worth a viewing."You're getting married again?"Grade: A-
Loumarie R (br) wrote: Perhaps a bit too dark for my taste and not the biggest fans of ambiguous endings...
Martin P (ca) wrote: Mmmmmm...they made a sequel! That's Hollywood for ya!
Wilman A (au) wrote: Unik namun sedikit aneh. Cerita menarik namun tidak special. Pesan moral mengenai keserakahan manusia dan target salah yang dikejar. Mungkin menjadi 3d stop motion paling natural sampai 2014.