The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne fails the interview but falls into a relationship with Franck, a wrestler whose dreams and claims of being in a legitimate business partnership Jeanne is only too happy to believe. When Franck is arrested, he turns on Jeanne for her naivety; she's stung and seeks attention by making up a story of an attack on a train. Is there any way out for her?
Melvin W (it) wrote: "We do work for tips"I really didn't expect to like Confessions of a Superhero but the question of why anyone would want to dress up like a superhero and walk around a street really sucked me in. The film looks at four specific people. The characters they portray are Superman, Batman, The Hulk and Wonderwoman. All of them came to LA in order to try to be successful actors. None of them have quite made it, so they continue to walk the Boulevard, taking pictures with tourist for little to no money.The film is interesting, sad and funny. Each person has their own unique backstory which really make for an interesting documentary. The most interesting backstory is that of Superman. He claims to be the son of Sandy Dennis; a famous actress who won an Oscar for her supporting role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." The controversy is that Sandy never told her family she had a son and the Dennis family claims he's not Sandy's son. Batman also has a unique story that is hard to believe, but hey you never know. He claims to be somewhat of a "gangster." Sort of in the area of The Godfather. The Hulks and Wonderwoman's backstories aren't quite as interesting, but they are the likable ones. Superman and Batman just came off as complete freaks. The Hulks story is pretty sad and Wonderwoman's story is pretty generic; young girl wants to be actress, so she moves to LA.When the movie is funny, it's also a little sad too. Most of the time it's funny when Superman is onscreen. This guy is completely immersed in Superman and it's a little sickening. Overall it's a very entertaining documentary. The hour and a half flew by and I was actually surprised when the credits started to roll. It felt like I just started watching.
Private U (jp) wrote: gets five stars just because the soundtrack of Sting's songs is amazing. it is also a great tale of a man and his dolphin friend. loved it!
Jason M (de) wrote: I give 2 because its a classic
Kyle S (ag) wrote: Just absolute to-the-bone rawness. A film whose matter-of-fact, almost flippant presentation of its subject material is its greatest, most dangerous asset.
Boris K (gb) wrote: Love and relationships.
Art S (gb) wrote: High Wall hinges on whether Robert Taylor deserves a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict for the murder of his wife. You see, he can't quite remember and he has headaches and blackouts. He feels it is best for his case not to remember, so he avoids the surgery that will correct his brain problem and the "narcosynthesis" that will help him to remember the truth. Audrey Totter is his psychiatrist and wants to help him so badly that she ends up falling in love with him (after getting custody of his son). Although this sounds like melodrama, the screen is so dark, it must be noir. The treatment of psychology (apart from the transference/counter-transference) is interestingly skewed to the biological and away from the usual psychoanalysis of films in this period (like Spellbound).
Don S (it) wrote: Good enough drama to hold my interest, but it moves too slowly for my tastes and is melodramatic in many aspects. Very impressed with Chloe Grace Moretz- this young lady has skills. She can carry a movie. Good music in an okay love story. Ending is predictable. Better than average.
Andrew S (ag) wrote: Better than I expected. Seth Rogen plays his predictable comedic role.