Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah develop her stage act. Despite the objections of her family and some very wobbly beginnings, Lilah improves, and soon she finds herself competing with Steven for a coveted television spot.
- Stars:Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist, Paul Mazursky, Pam Matteson, George McGrath, Taylor Negron, Barry Neikrug, Ángel Salazar, Damon Wayans, Joycee Katz, Mac Robbins, Max Alexander,
- Director:David Seltzer,
- Writer:David Seltzer
Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(nl) wrote: not to bad, 1st was better
(mx) wrote: This is an interesting film, mixing as it does several genres...unfortunately, it excels at none of them. It's not exciting or interesting enough to act as a thriller or pseudo-documentary and the tension just never builds to a sufficient level. We don't know enough about the characters to really care what happens to them, even if this is about the human race as a whole. Worthy, but not great entertainment.
(de) wrote: Best high speed car chase
(ru) wrote: Race 2 is one of those rare sequels which beats the original. The twists are even better.
(kr) wrote: a very watchable film a little bit repeated on other films but I enjoyed it worth a watch
(us) wrote: An odd yet thought-provoking meditation on the clashes between generations, beliefs, and methodologies. The stance you take on them will determine your opinion of the flick, which is one that's arguably hard to enjoy. Unlikable protagonists and a silly triangle get in the way of the film's intent. It outstays its welcome by being drawn-out and ultimately underwhelming. I do have to say that it boasts the most easy-going, friendly, warm, and cheery hostage situation in a film yet. Nonetheless, it has interesting ideas, a thought-provoking approach, and a bitingly humorous angle to compensate for its faults. May not educate you but shows you a new perspective.
(mx) wrote: Saw it for a second time, haunting me still, slow-paced, equivalent powerful.Vaguely cast a romantic lightning and emotions between a father and his son, it triggers a sentimental sign of any relationships could be going eventually.
(us) wrote: The way the film finishes is absolutely perfect for any fan of English football, it just sums the game in this country up so well, corking stuff.
(ca) wrote: GREAT JAMACIAM FILM !!!!!!!!!
(us) wrote: love it and I enjoy the scary ness.
(it) wrote: Clint - good, the movie - shit.
(es) wrote: My kids loved this movie now wanting the grandchildren to enjoy it just as much
(mx) wrote: one of my favorite childhood movies..... amazing movie!!!
(es) wrote: One of the greatest movie....
(gb) wrote: Perhaps is more famous for one of the more well-known Road To.. names than actually being a classic.
(de) wrote: Act of Violence doesn't completely add up*** This review may contain spoilers ***Since so much of the plot of this movie is linked to the events that happened in a POW camp during World War II, I was very surprised that there were no flashbacks SHOWING what happened. The best director Fred Zinnemann could offer were some voice-overs in the famous "tunnel" scene. But those voice-overs were truly insufficient to explore character motivations. There had to be a more COMPELLING reason why Frank Enley (Van Heflin) would be so naive to trust the Nazis in attempting to thwart the escape plan. Think of it: have you ever heard of a story from World War II where a US commanding officer in a POW camp decided to trust the Nazis in order to save his men? In every World War II movie, it's always the commanders who get themselves thrown in the cooler to stick up for their men. Yes, there was Bridge Over the River Kwai, where the British commander (Alec Guiness), out of a sense of misguided pride, worked hard to build the bridge for the Japanese. But that kind of "collaboration" is quite different than actually going to the enemy and revealing plans about an escape. Furthermore, it has always been the number one aim of all American POW's to escape. So I had a real hard time buying the whole idea that Enley would try to prevent his men from escaping. Now if there were some flashbacks and we actually got to see more of Enley's personality and the other characters in the prison camp, then maybe a more convincing motivation would have emerged for Enley to rat out his fellow prisoners. If perhaps he was actually a 'coward', that could have been shown in a flashback. But the guy we see after the War, is a civic-minded, family man, a good guy who likes to go fishing with his neighbor--so it would have been a stretch to depict him as a coward underneath. If he really wanted to prevent the escape attempt, perhaps he could have physically confronted Parkson before he went into the tunnel or created some kind of diversion where he would take the blame and be thrown into the "cooler" (a la Steve McQueen).My other problem with the plot was how did Parkson find out that Enley had set him and the other men up? If the Army investigators had found out from the Nazis after the war, then Enley would have been court-martialed. This wasn't really explained very well. Parkson was a very underdeveloped character (simply bent on revenge) and I also couldn't believe that Mary Astor would bring a total stranger back to her apartment. What was her interest in Enley in the first place? He was obviously "out of it" when they first met, but I guess it was the old "heart of gold" that caused her to take an interest in him.Finally, the ending was also unconvincing. Parkson was so consumed with revenge, why would he suddenly be glad that Enley had saved his life by thwarting the gangster from shooting him? In fact, you get the impression throughout the film that Parkson is not concerned about the consequences of his actions. If he shoots Enley, he EXPECTS to go to jail. He simply doesn't care. Now Enley saves his life and all of a sudden his opinion of him has changed? Now he's the one who's going to go back and tell his wife that Enley has died? Didn't buy it for a second. It's obvious that the writers had to kill Enley off in order to atone for his "mistake". The mistake of course is Enley's naivety vis-a-vis the Nazis--a naivety which I was not at all convinced of. Nonetheless, the film moves along at a brisk pace and holds your interest, despite the simplistic premise.
(gb) wrote: Jon Heder and Billy Bob Thornton both play the same character they usually do in a predictable but entertaining comedy. (First viewing - Late 2006 in theaters)
(mx) wrote: This is such a classic love story. I myself am a sucker for a good love story, and this is nothing but that. The music and fashion in this movie already make it amazing, aside from the funny, quirky personalities between the two characters. The entire story is a waiting game to see such amazing characters fall in love. I love this movie so much, I could watch it over and over!
(jp) wrote: Another "Tarantino story" but without much of the "Tarantino Essence"The story loses all purpose and meaning and gives way to a film about survival.The characters are interesting in some way and the script is a sample of Tarantino's ability to take a meaningless story to become a good movie.