This Canadian made comedy/drama, set in Hamilton, Ontario in 1954, is a sweet and - at times - goofy story that becomes increasingly poignant as the minutes tick by.
It's the fictional tale of a wayward 9th grader, Ralph (Adam Butcher), who is secretly living on his own while his widowed, hospitalized mother remains immersed in a coma. Frequently in trouble with Father Fitzpatrick (Gordon Pinsent), the principal of his all-boys, Catholic school, Ralph is considered something of a joke among peers until he decides to pull off a miracle that could save his mother, i.e., winning the Boston Marathon. Coached by a younger priest and former runner, Father Hibbert (Campbell Scott), whose cynicism has been lifted by the boy's pure hope, Ralph applies himself to his unlikely mission, fending off naysayers and getting help along a very challenging path from sundry allies and friends.
The film tells the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a 14-year-old who attempts to win the Boston Marathon in the hope a victory will be the miracle his mother needs to awaken from a coma. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Bruno V (fr) wrote: Liked it , but the only 2 who stands out this movie are Amy and Clint Eastwood ...Timberlake ...no thanks . SOMDVD
Budomate A (it) wrote: Benny Chan's Invisible Target is one of the few Hong Kong martial arts movies I enjoyed watching in 2007 and decided to re-watch again. After the success of Jackie Chan's New Police Story, Benny Chan delivers another stunning physical action movie Invisible Target, blending dynamic Hong Kong action choreography with jaw-dropping sets. Synopsis: A team of battle-scarred cops unite to bring down a ruthless, violent criminal gang terrorising Hong Kong. Led by reckless, renegade cop Chan Chun (Nicholas Tse), still tortured by his fianc's accidental death during an armed robbery, the grizzled detective brings together his veteran colleague, Fong (Shawn Yue), and a wide eyed rookie, Wai King Ho (Jaycee Chan), to stop the city's toughest gang. Tien Yeng Seng (Wu Jing) is the cold-blooded killer and thief who leads his group in an unrestrained mission of revenge against the police who thwarted their last mission, killing three of their crew. Facing their toughest adversaries and suspicious of corruption within their own ranks, the three fearless cops face their greatest challenge yet. Film brings energetic impressive performances from Nicholas Tse and Shawn Yue and Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee. Wu Jing and Andy On are delivering just the right bad guy ingredients, playing tough villains... more on budomate dot com
Juuso L (br) wrote: I liked the style of the animation, how the characters looked like etc. But other than that, hell let's be honest here: the story is almost as flat as the whole thing is boring. BORING!
Russell G (nl) wrote: It is not as humorous as the first movie but the cast and characters are still loveable enough to carry out a decent second movie. Similar to the first movie, the story is somewhat predictable, and nothing unique. Still, the heartwarming story of a loving family makes it incredibly enjoyable. Steve Martin is more than just a silly, sarcastic comedian with precise timing and delivery. Movies like these two Father of the Bride movies and The Parenthood are showing that he is capable of great warmth and relatable personality. Martin's narration brings charm and depth to the movie. The narration serves a dual purpose, as it is also funny when his honest unfiltered thoughts contradict or exaggerate his exterior physical response. Diane Keaton's chemistry with Martin is still excellent. The two of them seem as organic and effortless as can be. Against the odds, this sequel does not fall on its face, nevertheless; I do not want to see this series continue. I would rather see Steve Martin move on take other roles that highlight his empathy and kindness. That does not mean he should give up being a wild and crazy guy.
Private U (nl) wrote: I found this film dull and irritating. The direction is shoddy and the acting is worse.
Andr D (de) wrote: El director Lodge Kerrigan debuta de una manera estruendosa con este magnifico relato acerca de un hombre esquizofrenico en busca de su hija. La experiencia de entrar en la mente de este sujeto se logra gracias a una magnifica banda sonora, un manejo experto de lo visual y una actuacion fuera de serie a cargo de Peter Greene.
Ellie L (fr) wrote: they were either trying too hard or not trying hard enough.
James A (br) wrote: what was he thinking when he aggreed to do this moive
Kyle M (au) wrote: A genuine masterpiece that's great and smart, and being probably the best film noir I've ever seen so far by its plot that keeps on getting more compelling by its popping-up surprising points, amazing performances in acting and scoring a classic theme, and the handling on the lighting through its nice cinematography. "The Third Man" is just a must-see film noir that's an entertaining timeless classic. (A)(Full review coming soon)