The Bit Part
Career counsellor Michael Thornton decides to change his career and become an actor. He dreams of performing Shakespeare but ends up in a television ad where only his hands appear on camera. He finds a friend in actress Mary McAllister (Nicole Kidman) until she is called to Hollywood to star in a horror feature. Katrina Foster plays Michael's understanding wife Helen, who supports him while he pursues his elusive dream.
- Stars:Chris Haywood, Nicole Kidman, Katrina Foster, John Wood, Maurie Fields, Brian Mannix, Deborra-Lee Furness, Maggie Millar, Maureen Edwards, Wilbur Wilde, Red Symons, Des McKenna, Kirk Alexander, John Allan, Reg Gorman,
- Director:Brendan Maher,
- Writer:Peter Herbert (additional material), Ian McFadyen, Steve Vizard
Career counsellor Michael Thornton decides to change his career and become an actor. He dreams of performing Shakespeare but ends up in a television ad where only his hands appear on camera. He finds a friend in actress Mary McAllister (Nicole Kidman) until she is called to Hollywood to star in a horror feature. Katrina Foster plays Michael's understanding wife Helen, who supports him while he pursues his elusive dream. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ru) wrote: Review: I cannot give this movie a very fair review. There is too much that slipped by me upon watching it. My stupid rose lay dying beside me as I was watching the movie at 1 am on Netflix. What's more is I was obviously restless given the time and the fact that the film froze for a solid 5 minutes during the last act damaged the film's viewing experience. On top of all of this, I find foreign films tough to completely absorb. I often miss minute, but important details, and end up having to paint a more general impression of the picture. Despite all of this I find great praise in the fact that the film was still able to move me.First of all, I find it very cool that a film such as this was able to be made; even though it never saw a wide release in North America, and even though it wasn't actually able to be shot in Iran where the film's setting takes place (Beirut, Lebanon for those who are curious). The fact that a film as eye-opening as this one, directed by a woman, about two female lovers, taking place in the conservative middle east was able to make it to my viewing channel is very impressive considering these are pretty major hurdles to climb.There are several things that make this a good film. The performances all around are strong, particularly by the two leads (Nikohl Boosheri and Sarah Kazemy). There are some cool dynamic camera angles thrown in there wrapped around a relatively basic, easy to digest structure, and of course there's the hot lesbian action! I really can't get through this review without mentioning that because come on, it's right there in the plot and middle-eastern women have a beauty that is beyond compare. That's not the sole reason I enjoyed the film though or even the main reason. Simply put, this film is appropriately ambitious and really works its strengths. The only faults I will give this film are that it has an abrupt ending, and a lack of escalating tension. I kept waiting for all of these individually great scenes to converge in order to serve some overall catharsis, but that did not seem to be the authentic angle Maryam Keshavarz was working for, and with those great scenes I never found myself bored with the film.(If you notice I'm being quite general with this review, it's because if it is not clear by now, I think you should see it.)As a straight white North American male watching this movie, it might not seem like there is much for me to relate to. However, I found the youthful rebellion showcased in the film definitely to be a relatable jumping off point for me, and I felt nonetheless engaged as well as horrified, as I watched some of the abuses and human rights violations undergone by not just the women in the film but homosexuals as well.This film is a real eye-opener towards Iranian culture, and the director's choice to tell a unique emotional story at its core primarily, and serve secondary as a basis for political commentary, makes the film more enjoyable overall. I like to think I know a great film when I see one, and I was glad to able to enjoy it, regardless of the circumstances.
(br) wrote: . . . is it my problem =_=I really find it disappointing, really conventional and FLATFLATBORINGSLEEPYThe worst is seeing Evelyn and Aarif giving one of the most unbeliveably fake and clumsy performance as a pair of young couples - and Aarif won an award from the 29th HK Film Awards!?HOW COME?! The kid is better in my opinion......Do people speak that much English and modern slangs? It is not convincing even they want to make him the star student in DBS. I like Sandra though~
(es) wrote: opening seq. plot. shame about the character.
(nl) wrote: Every shot is a painting; every silence is the best dialogue. It's a striking remainder of the beauty and intensity that filmmaking has.
(ag) wrote: Man, I found this film to be quite funny. I was worried that the PG-13 rating and the absence of the Wayans family would make the film bad. Luckily for me, everything went better than expected. There's always humorous moments and the film succeeds at tweaking the noses of Signs, The Ring and The Matrix. Anna Faris once again shines in the role of Cindy Campbell and Leslie Nielsen is enjoyable as the President. Wish Regina Hall had more screen time in this film though :(. However, the film gets 4 stars rather than 5 because it still suffers from some inconsistency. Thankfully, the comedy outnumbers the inconsistency making for a fun film that manages to appeal to a wider demographic without stripping the film off of that which made the first two such enjoyable films from the Wayans family. Thanks, David Zucker.
(it) wrote: Two best friends fighting each other. Oh My!
(ag) wrote: Movie making at its best
(it) wrote: I heard about this movie few weeks ago as the release of the movie jOBS drew nearer. It's based on a book and follows the beginnings of Apple Computers and Microsoft. Very interesting portrayal of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and their friends and close associates. Definitely worth watching.
(ca) wrote: Read Stephen King's book first, then the horror move has a bit of humor....
(br) wrote: no not time bandits damn!
(gb) wrote: You'd think a spoof of Sherlock Holmes would be diabolical trash, but Without A Clue works because the plot has credibility. The shy Dr Watson is an investigative genius, driven to despair when he makes the mistake of casting an actor to play his fictional Sherlock Holmes. Ben Kingsley is restrained as the unappreciated Watson (Crime Doctor), almost bringing a tear to the eye. His spirits crushed, his pride hurt, pompously infuriated with his partner's bungling, he comes to hate Holmes. Michael Caine is hilarious as Reginald Kincaid, the stupid and caddish actor who has to pretend to be the famous detective, and Jeffrey Jones adds fun support as the competitive Inspector Lestrade. The character interactions are very amusing, the material is all cheerfully fun, the plot is engaging enough. It's a treat.
(mx) wrote: The start of the inspirational teacher movies, first move for Vic Morrow and Jamie Farr. An exceptional film very real form a time when films were sugar coated.
(de) wrote: Bette Davis kindles trash into an inferno--How to spice up life in a small town!!
(mx) wrote: A fun-blasting ride with great special effects, heavily action packed, and the always compelling presence of Kurt Russell that makes for a big entertaining B-movie.