Mobster Foots Pulardos, who operates a health gym as a front, plans to flee to Mexico to evade government tax officials. His girl friend, Sugar Pye, suggests that he first arrange for the cremation of a man having his own peculiar identifying characteristic--feet of different sizes--and then apply for a Diners' Club card for use in paying his fare. The request for the credit card comes to the desk of Ernie Klenk, a timid clerk. Nervous about his forthcoming marriage to the boss's secretary, Lucy, Ernie inadvertently okays the application, then, discovering his mistake, rushes to the health gym to recover the club card he has issued.
Brandon D (kr) wrote: As CGI movies go this one works very well. Not being a fan of overblown CGI but I have to admit this was great, very funny and engaging.
John K (fr) wrote: From Great to Good.Take two the of the better actors, combine with a good director who has an inkling of how to build suspense, and some good one-liners. You get the makings of of a great movie, but that promise is not fulfilled. For myself I haven't seen much of Gosling, he reminds me of a classier Matthew McConaughy, but he's competent. Hopkins is the master of the psycho, mind-f..cking character which he has perfected and he roles out that persona here. The movie keeps you watching because you DO want to find out how Hopkins managed to hide one piece of evidence and the solution is very clever (and logical) -- but somehow the movie loses power and focus as it moves to the denouement.
Miranda D (gb) wrote: This film actually had a plot, which was well developed and actually funny. I enjoyed this unusual romantic comedy from start to finish. :)
Declan M (de) wrote: By far my favorite pixar animated film, promoting strong messages to kids with quite a few hilarious adult moments throughout, enjoyable for all the family.
Marina N (nl) wrote: Nice quiet little drama, without special effects or unnecessary gloss. Really beautifully told story about a child who grows up without a father and receives letters he thinks are from him but are actually written by his mother, the wonderful Emily Mortimer. When the son wants to meet his father, the mother engages a friend's friend to be his dad for a day. Here we see Gerard Butler, before he became the preferred choice for a womanizer in romcoms or an action star. Really emotional film that lets you feel the pain and love that the characters experience.
Drew M (mx) wrote: 4 1/2 stars. One of Allen's most consistently funny films that I've seen so far. Dianne Weist and Jennifer Tilly are amazing in this.
Andrew T (kr) wrote: It is definitely a well made movie, kinda drags on a little but is still enjoyed it. For one of Oliver Stone's first serious movies i'm impressed.
Adrian B (fr) wrote: Tremendously dated movie in which William Holden plays a hobo or vagabond that travels to small town in Texas to meet up with friend (Cliff Robertson), only to be wooed by his woman (Kim Novak). All the girls yearn for the new man in town, believing his hokum stories of his past life. In a subplot, a teacher (Rosalind Russell) is the girlfriend of drunken nut (Arthur O'Connell). Hard to understand that films like "Rebel Without a Cause" or "To Catch a Thief" or "The Night of the Hunter" were ignored for a nomination of Best Picture over this. The script is downright embarrassing at times and the acting is so juvenile and dull. Ranks among the worst nominees of any such Academy Award.
Art S (nl) wrote: This Vichy-era period piece (escaping reality to the 15th century) by Carne and Prevert takes place in a dream world where envoys of the Devil can create mischief by casting romantic spells on those already devoted to others. True to any dream, the pacing is languorous but when you settle into its rhythm you might be swept along by its gentle ministrations. Here we see couples professing their love for each other -- but when the Devil himself shows up, can they defy his willful (and witty) efforts to tear them down?
Coldone B (gb) wrote: boo-ya! This man's life is about making the right decision!