The Lady and the Highwayman

The Lady and the Highwayman

Set in old England, Hugh Grand ("Four Weddings & a Funeral", "Notting Hill") plays a highwayman who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But during one of his robberies, he falls in love with an aristocratic lady, Emma Samms ("Star Quest", "Delirious"). Now, he is forced to choose between his true love or his true cause. This swash-buckling romantic adventure will have you on the edge of your seat with every swing of Hugh's savage sword.

The young lady Panthea Vyne falls in love with the handsome highwayman who saves her from her brutal husband. He kills him in a fair duel. Later, when Charles the 2nd is reinstated as King ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Max M (br) wrote: This isn't a rockumentary.This isn't even a documentary about The National.This is a documentary about a dude trying to figure out what to make this documentary about. And where he ends up taking it truly becomes a deeply cathartic viewing.Mistaken For Strangers seems to be divided in three parts and it starts off with Tom Berninger, the brother of The National's frontman Matt Berninger, "trolling" the band as they tour Europe and the US when he should be focusing on doing roadie work. Because that's why he's there in the first place. He just decided to bring a camera with him so he could make some sort of documentary. But the problem is, he has no plan whatsoever on what that documentary will really be about.Will it be a rockumentary? Just live footage from one specific place or various places? He doesn't know.Will it be a "behind-the-scenes" look at a concert? What it's like being on tour with The National or a tour in general? He doesn't know.So what does he want to document, really? Why the documentary? He doesn't know.We start asking ourselves these questions as we're watching. If anything, it begins to feel like little goofy promo clips you'd see on YouTube put together. We don't know the point of all this, but we are still having fun time watching it. Because it is funny.Now, the second part of Mistaken For Strangers, any judgments we may or may not have made about Tom's character begin to be fulfilled. His flaws really start to show. We see all these aspects of his immaturity. As well as the effects his older brother's success has on him.... Why doesn't that last sentence sound so weird.Anyway, Tom starts dropping the ball with his roadie job. Tom gets left behind. Tom screws up the screening of his rough cut. Tom starts pissing people off. Etcetera, etcetera. Ultimately Tom gets fired and goes back home to Cincinnati.The third part is when everything comes together in a very emotional climax. So I won't get elaborate at all about any of that, allowing you to be fully captured by the experience.This flick is a depressing watch from start to finish, only getting sadder and sadder as it goes along, but it's those small gems of heartbreak and hilarity that add up to make a really captivating film about the broken relationship between these two brothers.Mistaken For Strangers isn't a film just for fans of The National, but anyone with a love for documentaries or a heart for people.While I give it four out of four mangos, it's still not as incredible as it could've been. But hey, it's worth the watch, worth the four/four rating. It's definitely a must-see for two brothers, regardless of the quality of their relationship.

No N (es) wrote: I've watched this movie twice now to try to see if I missed something that the grumpy reviewers saw, but nope, was entrancing, mesmerizing both times, I literally could not look away. I think the poor reviews - though they all remark on the superb work of the cast - says more about the state of American movie making and reviewing than the film itself. The gist of the most damning reviews is that there's not enough backstory, not enough filler to explain what's going on, what the characters motivation might be, their life outside of the hotel rooms. You know, like those other movies about "no strings" sex? Well, love is pain and joy and selfish and conflicted and at it's heart is a basic, desperate need that defies reason or explanation, and I wonder if the stripped to its essentials rawness of this almost documentary approach to story telling is just too, well, foreign for the average American habituated to being spoon-fed processed entertainment.What I like most about the film is the sharp focus on the room(s) and particularly the bed, the supposedly neutral but freighted with significance mental and physical space in which the heaven and hell of being humans together is played out in truly intimate detail. It could well have been a one-note film school sketch stretched beyond it's limit, but here the room becomes a crucible for a 28 scene one act play that does exactly what we (should) want all theatre to do: show us who we are.I will agree though that the ending could have been stronger, or at least more consistent with the rest of the performance. It felt like something tacked on to satisfy a studio exec, a hint of a moral or happy ending. I'd rather just be left not knowing. But this is a film that should be seen.

Nicki M (kr) wrote: Very well done movie, but uneven in theme. At the beginning it seemed like a comedy, but it turned serious later on and got progressively more depressing. I didn't actually like the brother at all, and I couldn't figure out why Ginko felt indebted to him for naming her daughter, and not even a nice name, when she had chosen names of her own (I guess that must be a Japanese thing!). I certainly wouldn't have been paying his ex girlfriend my life savings. Towards the end I felt sad for him, but that was only due to the turn of events. Actually he'd been a childish and irresponsible man his whole life. His apology was moving, but it came without reason or explanation as to why he had behaved as he had. The movie did feel overlong and it felt like a few things could have been omitted, while a few of the characters were underused. The grandmother, for example, was quite a sour faced amusing woman. I also liked the daughter, although her second engagement felt rushed. Even to the point Ginko had to ask who she was marrying! I caught this on sbs. I am glad I didn't buy it or pay money at the cinema. I am glad I saw it, but once was definitely enough.

Harry L (it) wrote: Original and haunting

Kerry M (br) wrote: This is not really my kind of film, but I appreciate that a lot of young people can identify with it. To me it seems like the issues are taken a little too far. Nice effort though.

Alexis G (br) wrote: Honestly what were they thinking? Replace Kevin and put this "new" Kevin McCallister into an unbelievable war with a "new" Harry that by mistake they named incorrectly? Did they even watch the first three films? Terrible movie, even if you don't compare it to the previous three this movie is just a waste of your time

Karsh D (de) wrote: Stephen Chow excels with this kung fu meets Goal! extravaganza. Great fun to be had here!

John R (gb) wrote: The novel is so breathtaking, that I can't find the nerve to watch the movie. But I've heard it's good.

Brian R (gb) wrote: I liked this one even if it was filled with serious plot holes and such. The pure cheesy fiction held my attention, with good characters. Swell.

Calib M (us) wrote: The Sorcerer's Apprentice and the Rite of Spring segments are truly remarkable, but the rest not so much. Fantasia isnt really entertaining, despite the music being excellent and beautiful, there isnt really much to grasp at, none of the segments tell a firm story (Except The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Rite of Spring) for it to be classified as a film. It's more of an overlong music video.Also the bone dry prologue before every new segment is uninteresting and completely takes away the surprise and imagination you could have had, because before every segment, it is fully explained what is about to happen.If every live-action part, and maybe 4 or 5 segments were edited out of this film, it would be much better.However the animation is stellar and apprentice, it brims to the top with creativity and its highly influential despite it not being that entertaining at all.

Jenn M (mx) wrote: My God, how do 49 percent of users like this movie? It was funny is a stupid sort of way but this was by far one of the worst movies I have ever seen! Damn you Netflix lol! Even if I was high and drunk could I even find this to be even remotely watchable.

Lori B (fr) wrote: It probably would have been terrible, but once again Altman worked his magic. Spare, funny, unflinching.

Jarett B (ag) wrote: Highly entertaining speghetti. Surprising actually. A blend of action and comedy, with an original story. The key is that, at no time, does it become campy.

Paul F (de) wrote: Bambi is one of the oldest and most classic animated films to come from Walt Disney. To this day it remains a moving, emotional, and unparalleled film, unique in its aspirations and smart in its execution.There are several important aspects of Bambi that makes it the masterpiece that it is. The first, most obvious aspect is its animation. The character animations as well as the environmental design in this film are both masterfully and artfully created. In the characters, little details are added to their facial expressions, movements, and actions to convey a sense of emotion and humanity. This makes these characters much more than just forest animals, turning them into relatable personalities parallel in many cases to ourselves. The environmental art in the film is also spectacular: every bit of scenery, every blade of grass, every leaf, every rain drop, every snowflake... they are all elegantly crafted and beautiful, constantly providing visual treats throughout the film.Another thing I love in Bambi is the way the soundtrack is utilized throughout. Very little actual sound is used during the movie, aside from the noises created by the main characters. Instead, instrumental elements are implemented brilliantly during several of the scenes of the film. Examples include violins and light string instruments during a rainstorm and a cymbal during a lightning storm. It adds a lot to the quality of the movie and is very creative.The most important aspect that makes Bambi a classic film is the themes presented throughout. More obvious, anti-hunting and pro-nature themes exist, as well as more personal, subtle themes about humanity and the beauty of life. The way that Bambi's progression through life is presented is comparable to the life of anybody in our world, which makes it a very emotional, personable journey. It also reminds audiences to take pleasure in the small, beautiful things in life, and that every day in life is a new journey, a new adventure. This is what truly makes Bambi the enduring and inspiring film that it is. It's irreplaceable and heartwarming and one of Walt Disney's greatest classic films.

Sarah F (gb) wrote: This movie was just really good and really interesting. There is just so much going on. I mean of course it is interesting historically and sociologically, and the more you contextualize it and place it historically the more interesting it really becomes. There are a number of scenes that really just stop you in your tracks. The scene in "old Ned's" church and one of the last scenes that cuts back and forth between the lynching of the heroines family and her being attacked are two that really stood out. It is hard to follow at times and some loose ends that aren't fully resolved but I am not sure if some of that wasn't because parts of the print was lost. Either way I didn't really mind, I still found myself being drawn in completely. In a way its more like short vignettes hung on a basic plot to drive the movie forward and if you view it with that in mind the holes in the story become really unimportant.

Sherry R (mx) wrote: I as well as my kids loved this movie. My second oldest was only 4 when it came out and he would run around saying "batries not incwuded"

Amy H (kr) wrote: This was a terrible shark movie. It was not funny or interesting. The shark barely made an appearance. Cant even tell it's a zombie shark. Boring!

Greg W (fr) wrote: all star cavalcade inc. artie shaw