Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

Filmed in 1971 under the title The Widower, Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing finally reached the screen in 1973. Set in Spain, the film stars Timothy Bottoms as the aimless son of doctor Charles Baxter. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Charles makes the acquaintance of much-older Lila (Maggie Smith.) He falls in love with her, but she is resistant. Eventually touched by Charles' clumsy sincerity, Lila invites him to bed. The film then wanders into Love Story territory when Lila is afflicted by a terminal illness. Director Alan J. Pakula completed Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing during the "cooling off" period between his more famous Klute (1971) and The Parallax View (1974).

American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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alex f (au) wrote: more about the high tense situations the sister creates than anything else. Lars is cool.

Gerry R (au) wrote: I really tried hard to like this movie, for the issue it explores, the Toronto setting, the LC title, but it just has too many false notes, tries too hard to be cute/clever/hip instead of real. Williams is sometimes great, sometimes poor. Rogen and Kirby, while good, really don't have the power to take their roles where they needed to go.

Vaibhav W (fr) wrote: Mediocre at best this story about single girls in Tokyo just rambles on about nothing. Seems like one is watching a boring play. Disappointing!

Courtney J (mx) wrote: One of my all time favorite comedy films.

Walker S (ag) wrote: Beautiful women cheesy movie true camp and it's crap I love the video games but dead or alive is a pitiful movie

Seraphic W (au) wrote: Not a comedy in my books, not by any stretch of the imagination. A bittersweet movie about coming to terms and becoming the person you were owed to be, a film about mending the broken tiles of the path to forgiveness. Not an epic, nothing extraordinary -- but then again... it needn't be. This is a good movie. Watch it. Let it do its "thing" and it just might surprise you.

Aaron M (br) wrote: A little cheesier that I remember but really enjoyed seeing the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in this offbeat movie.

Brian S (de) wrote: A Scream rip-off. But still, it was enjoyable, in my opinion there is less graphic violence then in Scream. I found the plot line of the film clever. But really, i can understand why critic and audiences have shit on this movie. Good acting and full of thrills. Recommended !!

Miguel A (jp) wrote: Se h ou no uma maneira de desvendar o mistrio denso de "Images", s Robert Altman e os colaboradores mais prximos sabero. A mim parece-me que "Images" fica bem longe de qualquer leitura bvia e que pode ser debatido por 2 ou 3 pessoas, sem que nenhuma esteja mais errada ou mais certa acerca do que viu. No h sequer muito terreno linear ou lgico onde a razo possa assentar os ps, nesta histria de uma mulher assombrada pelo seu passado e pelas suas prprias perturbaes mentais (sendo que uma assombrao agrava a outra). E na altura em que vence a mente por cansao (e alguma hipnose) que "Images" fica mais a jeito de uma usufruio puramente sensorial que se possa render por completo aos seus smbolos e sequncias visuais impressionantes. Algumas das principais marcas de Robert Altman esto aqui: a limitao do espao e dos personagens, a liberdade formal do prprio filme. Mas inevitvel compar-lo com "3 Women" (que surge 5 anos mais tarde) e esse bem mais interessante. No que diz respeito banda-sonora, "Images" todo um objecto parte na justaposio da msica de John Williams e as esculturas sonoras avant de Stomu Yamashta. Trs estrelas para o filme, quatro e meia para a banda-sonora.

Ian G (it) wrote: Some great scenes that allow the actors to shine - all are good, but Terry-Thomas and Hattie Jacques are great. A type of film that, sadly, doesn't get made any more.

Steve W (gb) wrote: Stoic and grim faced Ben Stride (Randolph Scott) is after the seven men who killed his wife during a robbery gone wrong. He takes out two rather quickly, and then must hunt down the remaining five, but is saddled with a husband/wife in a wagon who are a bit out of their depth, and the shady Bill Masters. (a wonderful Lee Marvin) The movie is pretty taut and minimalist until the ending, where things get sort of cliched and predictable. I liked most of it, but the last act could have used some fine tuning.

Ben G (es) wrote: Probably my second favorite Jim Carrey movie.

Jayakrishnan R (fr) wrote: 55%All the President's men writes off a commited cast and a riveting premise over a lethargic pacing and an absolute lack of energy. It's workmanlike execution makes it extremely boring and it's greatest disadvantage is that only those people who know about the events clearly would be able to comprehend it.