Merrily We Live
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a chauffeur's uniform. He also catches the eye of her pretty Geraldine.
- Stars:Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke, Patsy Kelly, Ann Dvorak, Tom Brown, Clarence Kolb, Bonita Granville, Marjorie Rambeau, Phillip Reed, Willie Best, Sidney Bracey, Paul Everton, Marjorie Kane,
- Director:Norman Z. McLeod,
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Merrily We Live torrent reviews
(ag) wrote: Saw this when it first came out. It's cheesy, but fun and has a good sense of humour. Lots of cameos from horror directors/writes as well such as : King, Barker, Dante, Hooper and Landis. Worth a watch for fans of the genre.
(mx) wrote: Christian Slater plays effectively the same character as in Heathers; a rebellious, slightly insane loner with intent on raising havoc in his high school. But he does it oh so well.
(au) wrote: Underrated and deserves praise for Geneviev Bujold's brave believable performance. Burton not too well cast- I think the best and most likely version of henry is Robert Shaw's in A Man For All Season's, but Genevieve is great and convincing.
(nl) wrote: I'm surprised by the negative feedback about this movie. For me, the slow pace is exactly where the beauty lies in this film. It is smart, meditative, and doesn't shy away from the topic of aging and loneliness. This film explores the nature of love and grief, the challenges and possibilities of re-entering the world after losing someone. If you like action and blockbuster movies, then it's not for you, but if you appreciate subtlety and nuance, then I highly recommend this film. Yes, it's sad, and it doesn't go for the happy ending, which is why it is not "sentimental" as one reviewer said. It's raw and unforgiving, in the way good films are.
(es) wrote: The points that standout are the screenplay's before/after toggling of protagonist's life, Elizabeth Olsen's persona and fantastic voice diction during emotional scenes. Even the choice of the premise to capture the mind of a escapee from an abusive cult is interesting. With overall good performances and a well thought out screenplay does enough to hold the viewer's attention while making us feel the protagonist's confusion, ideology and depression. Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) runs off from an abusive cult and calls her sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) who she has not communicated with over the last 2 years. She is currently living with her husband Ted (Hugh Dancy) in a spacious lake side home. While they welcome and try to do right by Martha, her inability to fit into the society, the memories from the past haunts her into depression, outbursts of emotion and anger pushes the couple to the limits on how much they can take it anymore. Elizabeth Olsen is not just a pretty face but also a charmer. She didn't look like an actor on the screen but a real person going through real turmoil and agony which was the only reason I could finish the movie. The gimmick of toggling screenplay always do not work right. I hated 21 grams for it. But the way the past and present are intertwined here is systematic, purposeful and well connected. What the protagonist feels for the cult is not hatred but just fear as she discusses some ideologies that has rubbed on her, some new things she learned thus establishing the fact that nothing in life is just black or white. The reason how she delves deeper into the cult from being skeptical to committed and to the point that makes her runaway shows tremendous writing prowess. The screenplay is also thoughtful by carefully revealing the concepts of adjusting to society, her thoughts and perceptions as well as of others others towards her and placing hints of her past on what led to this. So huge credit to Olsen and the director Sean Durkin to bring life to an otherwise uninteresting plot. The cinematography felt intentionally dark while showing picturesque locations and the background score never came out of the background. Olsen and screenplay brings life to an otherwise depressing story without a purpose.
(gb) wrote: slightly disappointed. I had higher expectation to the adaptation of a great story.