Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.
Los Angelenos meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy, and divine intervention. Velvet Larry is the sleazy owner of the strip club where the glamorous but struggling single mother Rose Johnny dances. Qwerty Doolittle is a shy young mortician who falls in love with her. Randall is the head of a corporate crime organization who tries to convince a former employee just released from prison not to seek vengeance on his former co-workers. Charlie is a suicidally depressed ex-priest. Lexus is a lonely transsexual prostitute who shares an unexpected bond with the former priest.
[en] Los Angelenos met on Christmas Eve through the tragedy and intervention of God. Velvet Larry is the charming owner of the striptease club. Rose struggles with Rose's dancing. QWERTY Doolittle is a shy guy who falls in love with her. Randall is the organization's corporate crime chief, who is trying to convince former employees to be released from jail in search of revenge on former associates. His work Charlie is an ex-priest, a politically depressed priest. Lexus is a solitary sexed prostitute who has an unexpected bond with a former priest.
Alfredo S (au)
How to Train your Dragon demonstrates cliches work if they actually are done with depth and likeability in its characters.
Chris R (kr)
Like a road film of old. Nice bikes, beautiful surroundings and a nice musical soundtrack. The tale of Robert Wolf is one of loss, justice, redemption and love. With real meaning behind it and what happens on reservations
CJ C (jp)
A Terry-Thomas classic. At Netflix.
David U (fr)
I ordinarily reserve the half-star rating for movies I actively hate, but I don't actively hate this one, it's just that bad - to the point it's almost not funny. The absurdity of the plot and cheesy effects would be much more enjoyable were it not for the hideous dialogue. The actors seem to feel the need to constantly talk when there is nothing to say. Seriously, shut your goddamn face for a second. To be absolutely fair though, I did laugh out loud toward the end.
Eric F (gb)
The centerpiece of "Moving Midway", film critic Godfrey Cheshire's first feature film, is the feat of picking up a house and moving it several miles away into the country. It's a spectacle that resembles the moving of the boat in "Fitzcarraldo", however here the intentions are simply to preserve tradition as opposed to Kinski's sheer insanity. The film comments a great deal on the history of the plantation, and at times it is fascinating to look at the efforts to preserve family memories when, in reality, the past is far from humanitarian. While there is a great film here - one about race, family, and how far we've come as a country - the dryness of the narration and the dull retelling of history is far from compelling. The intentions here are all good, but at times I felt as though I was simply watching someone else's home movie.Cheshire became fascinated in his family history once he learned that a North Carolinian relative, Charlie Hinton, would attempt to move an old plantation house to another lot while it was still in tact. This feat of engineering consists of hoisting the house onto rods of steel and then, by truck, carrying it away. Why the trouble? Modernization. The Hinton family was concerned by the highways and large chain stores moving into the neighborhood, and therefore they sought out quieter locale. Considering the rate that those Starbucks pop up, hopefully the Cheshires won't have to repeat the task in a few years.The discovery of Robert Hinton is perhaps the most fascinating story in the film. Robert Hinton, an African American, teaches African Studies at New York University. The contrast between such a powerful African American figure and the plantation is fascinating, and it allows for a sort of reconciliation for the Hinton's family exploitative history. The film is sentimental, but it's very sweet and highly relevant to our recent election. It's as if it's a release of the so-called "white guilt" that the Hinton's might have faced.There are some more interesting scenes regarding race in a film that celebrates a plantation. The best scene in the movie is when Robert Hinton observes a Civil War reenactment. It is, of course, quite odd that the enthusiasts seem to have forgotten what the Civil War was all about - it becomes a game of role playing rather than a ceremony respecting the dead and the progress of our country. Robert, however, says he's fine with it as long as the outcome continues to remain the same."Moving Midway" is competently constructed, and it's clearly a film that will continue to mean a heck of a lot for the Hintons for years to come. For all of us unrelated, however, it's quite dull and overly-sentimental. The film is available on NetFlix Instant View.
James C (kr)
Joe C (es)
It's a historical film . Danton establish the courtroom and execute by it
Josh F (br)
Everything about politics makes me hate everything about politics.
Josh P (gb)
Typical Zellweiger film. Not bad for a chick flick.
Pam G (gb)
I did not read the book but I think this movie is great!