An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale inspired by the life and letters of Jane Austen. Jane Austen is about to turn forty, but she still hasn't found her ideal man. When Jane is approached by her niece Fanny and asked to help select the perfect husband for the young girl, the aging spinster begins to wonder why it is that she never found a man to share her own life with. Perhaps if Jane had accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner she could have saved her family from financial ruin, and what of the handsome young physician who once warmed to Jane after tending to her ailing family members?
Amir M (es) wrote: Cute family film, and Rani Mukherjee is good, but the songs aren't.
Michelle M (ru) wrote: Visually Stunning, but brutally slow.
Ryanne O (ag) wrote: this was so crap and sad, i was recommended this by some people at a shop.!!
Russell G (jp) wrote: This holds the potential to be one of those special war movie classics, but it trips over itself and loses focus. It is very interesting to see a historical WWII movie with no mentioning or strong presence of the United States. This offers a forgotten perspective of the war, which makes it unique. The battle scenes, landscapes, and visuals are all extremely well done. Jude Law and Ed Harris both deliver strong performances as they engage in a deadly chess match. One detail that really bothers me is how the Russians sound British, and the Germans sound American. These are good actors capable of pulling of accents for their respective nations. It would help clarify who is from what country as well as intensify the mood and add a touch of authenticity. The bigger flaw is the overemphasis of a love triangle aspect of the story. It only distracts from the rivaling snipers and steals intensity and power of the movie. Casting Rachel Weisz may be the cause of overemphasizing her character, either way it does the movie no favors. The beginning has a very broad perspective, which oddly enough is more captivating, but it loses its focus and in the details of a love story that is only moderately interesting.
Ryan S (br) wrote: Skid Tires On Pavement before thinking about taking any risks involving snacks, friends and Redline because in the end the snacks will be all on you. Fancy posters, awesome wheels and one gorgeous woman is all this film has in store and nothing else. The cast is so jumbled up that you have no idea who's who and why they're there in the first place. Eddie Griffin is one of a few names you know from other movies like Undercover Brother and Deuce Bigalow and he plays a drag racing gambler named Infamous. He's good for the humor and his rare moments of acting, nothing else. The girl at the center of all this mayhem is none other than Nadia Bjorlin, if you're a Soap Opera fan then you'll know her as Chloe Lane from Days of Our Lives. Andy Cheng doesn't bring a whole lot to the table besides the lineup of cars and some i do believe actually do get damaged. Again the characters will have you guessing on who's really running the show, the story starts off as a no caffeine version of Fast & The Furious but somehow becomes the very cheesy made for tv entertainment to give Nadia more screen time.. If amazing exotic cars grabs your interest then by all means enjoy the movie, sitting through bad acting is the obstacle.
Joanna W (es) wrote: i didn't finish it, it had some gorey parts....what's up with the silver teeth?
The Critic (gb) wrote: Brian Trenchard-Smith's despotic film, set primarily within the confines of a drive-in theatre, falls short of its potential. The premise and elements of execution serves as a strong political fable, but there's a lot of wasteful dialogue to pad around the action, giving likeable hero Crabs, a spunky though nonetheless shaky Ned Manning, little to do. In this concentration camp, overseen by the questionable Thompson (Peter Whitford, the strongest performer here), Crabs is an outcast amongst outcasts and social deviants (a ridiculously annoying Wilbur Wilde amongst them) whose true colours are exposed with the arrival of a truckload of new Asian detainees. Unfortunately, the themes and social commentary raised in 'Dead End Drive-In' remain relevant three decades later and would have delivered more of a forceful punch had Peter Smalley's screenplay, from a short story by Peter Carey, been tighter. Aesthetically, the production looks incredible. Makeup, costumes and set design create an alternative vision of a contemporary world; Paul Murphy's cinematography with Alan Lake and Lee Smith's skilful editing give the film depth and a sense of purpose. The score is a product of its time and a guilty pleasure - how did Lisa Edwards' end credits track 'Playing with Fire' not become a hit single!? Abundant with bogans, boobs and bad acting, 'Dead End Drive-In' has all the qualities of being a bona fide B-grade cult classic. It already has, apparently, received fanfare from Quentin Tarantino.
Aj V (ru) wrote: I saw this on TV a long time ago, and I'd forgotten what it was about, but reading the summary on here it sounds like everyone falls in love with Farrah Fawcett in outer space, and that just sounds silly, no wonder I didn't rate it so high.
Brad S (jp) wrote: - Just watched it yet again, twice in the past few months. Such a great movie and a MUST watch for any film fan!- I hadn't seen this one in a while, it's such a good movie and Poitier is outstanding. Good story and fine acting, a very deserving Best Picture Oscar winner. If you've never seen it, seek it out!
Nico S (mx) wrote: One of the most aesthetically pleasing cinematic masterpieces I've ever seen. The dialogue was sharp, witty and bad-ass -- it is endlessly quotable. Clint Eastwood is at his most gritty and menacing, and his relationship with Tuco develops in an unexpected but satisfying way. The plot itself, if written down, isn't too long, it's Leone's steady pacing that intensifies each scene along with Morricone's amazing, and epic score. Each character arc is an adventure worth watching.
James W (ag) wrote: I just re-watched ON THE WATERFRONT. It's a masterpiece and beyond. This is one of the greatest films ever made. Marlon Brando gave the greatest performance of his career (sorry GODFATHER fans). Eva Marie Saint was terrific in it and absolutely beautiful, too. Karl Malden was great as the priest. Elia Kazan (who was controversial for informing on fellow Hollywood prodders during the McCarthy Era) did a great job of directing. The famous scene with Brando and Rod Steiger ("I could've been a contender") is a classic because it is so beautifully acted. One of the grittiest and one of the most moving films ever made. It deserved the Oscars it got. If you haven't seen this movie you should!
Arnesh S (ru) wrote: This movie has nothing not going for it. A real gem amidst an ocean of mediocrity. With it's top-notch cast, both young and hold, who play top-notch, characters, who's mentalities, motivations, struggles and actions are very real; it is impossible to not watch this movie without a smile on your face. As Connor very appropriately puts it, you shall be left 'happy sad', as the movie avoids clichs expertly. The soundtrack, of course, is beyond compare.