A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. This story is based on a real life experience.
It is about a special friendship between a young boy with a excellent elderly alcoholic painter. The boy is hungry to learn all wonderful things hidden in innermost mind of the painter meanwhile the old master does not accept the boy's appearance. After that, Everything seems to be changed by time. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(kr) wrote: Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in this bleak drama alongside a capable cast lead by Hilary Swank. With such notable names, one would expect a more entertaining motion picture. Aside from the score and fair cinematography, The Homesman is dull, grim, and depressing.
(ag) wrote: A fairly outlandish plot for an advertising based future dystopia, that's not that well done either. Some of the sets look shabby, the action and acting are fairly weak, Val Kilmer has a terrible hair style (not the one depicted in the poster) and there's some poor moments such as being told Cuba Gooding Jr wants to forget about his time in the army yet he has a framed photo of himself in uniform on the wall!!!
(mx) wrote: Bauer's performance (and selling tactics) bring charisma to the film as does the throwback 80's wardrobe and the catchy tunes from the decade. Hold on to your Aquanet because this film is full of big, ultra-teased 80's hair styles that are reminiscent of a time when Madonna, MTV, Pac Man, and "Miami Vice" ruled the world. I thoroughly enjoyed the soundtrack which featured 80's hits "Wishing (If I had a Photograph of You)" by Flock of Seaguls, "Blue Monday" and "Love Vigilantes" by New Order, "La Grange" by ZZ Top, and "Ballroom Blitz" by The Sweet- just a few of my favorites. The storyline is simple- Neil Black is a good looking schmoozer who can sell anything to anyone, literally. The beautiful Catherine (Madison Walls) doesn't seem to close deals as easily as Mr. Black (Steven Bauer) and soon realizes her sales room is headed for disaster. Not able to handle rejection or accept failure, Catherine is forced to hand over her sales team to Neil Black, and watch as he turns her unproductive lazy sales room into a prosperous and successful "money room." Basically, the plot focuses on the transformation of Catherine's failing sales room and the blossoming relationship between her and Neil Black. I thought the storyline was lacking a bit and without a doubt could have used a more intertwining plot. But I must say, Steven Bauer gave a stellar performance and it's his performance that really kept me watching the film. Watching Steven in another indie film was a plus, as he also starred in Nola (2000) which premiered at TriBeCa Film Festival in 2003. If you enjoy indie films with well-known actors, then definitely check it on DVD April 6, 2010. *Sponsored Post
(ag) wrote: Not bad. I could ask for a better and more dramatic, not to mention realistic, revelation. But, all in all, everyone delivers. Not quite sure how anyone dreamed up that closing number though.
(kr) wrote: Mostly animated when I was expecting some real stuff! Story wasn't great either. Disappointing.
(ru) wrote: Sheer aestheticism! The photo in this movie is just incredible - awkward and beautfiful landscapes of which you wonder if they really exist. Obviously they do - in Brazil. Never mind the rather shallow message of the movie...
(gb) wrote: As hard hitting and personal as James's other brilliant documentary, 'Hoop Dreams'. Full review coming soon...
(jp) wrote: wonderfully crafted...beautiful story
(mx) wrote: ALF!! RULES!! Love Alf!
(au) wrote: A movie that catches perfectly, and thanks to a brilliant cast, the ability of men to resist the irresistible.
(jp) wrote: Beetle Juice (1988) ??Deadening comedy from Tim Burton starts out well enough, as deceased couple get service from Beetle Juice to help clear out a dumb family from their home. Fun idea is tormented by unbelievable reactions from the dead couple (they're apparently dead, yet they don't act like it!) and an obnoxious performance by Michael Keaton. Good art-direction, Oscar-winning Makeup can only help so much.