George McWhirter Fotheringay, while vigorously asserting the impossibility of miracles, suddenly discovers that he can perform them. After being thrown out of a bar for what is thought to be a trick, he tests his powers and eventually sends a policeman to Hades by accident. Worried, he sends the police officer to San Francisco, and seeks advice from the local clergyman, Mr Maydig. Maydig, after having Fotheringay's powers demonstrated to him, quickly planning for reform of the world by means of miracle, but eventually Fotheringay orders a miracle which, due to clumsy wording, backfires. He relinquishes his power and returns to the time before he had it.
Tejasa M (jp) wrote: Indian take on superheroes turned out to be fairly enjoyable as the cast gives decent performances and story involving both emotion and action
Josh B (jp) wrote: For me this film's theme is personal to me. I think Lee does an excellent job at discussing some issues that certainly need to be discussed more. I also think society has made a lot of progress since this film's 1991 release. Of course, this is from a Southern Californian that has spent the better part of his life in a diverse Los Angeles County.
Jason C (ag) wrote: Thanks to Ryan Sarnowski for showing me this fucking masterpiece!
jennifer h (ca) wrote: Old but goodie. I love this movie.
Richard D (gb) wrote: This is a really good examination of a woman's attempt to control her desire and ambition, with incredible dialogue and disarmingly naturalistic acting. The sets and situations are extremely clever in a subtle way, and this is a film that is well-worth watching from an underrated director. The music is awful though, and some aspects of this have dated pretty badly!
Private U (au) wrote: don't even think of it. such a waste of time. no stars!! the plot is more like the movies of 70s!
Diana D (it) wrote: Blue Hawaii was Elvis's most successful film. It had everything an Elvis musical should have: songs, dances, romance, and some silly moments too. The soundtrack is a masterpiece compared to Fun In Acapulco and it's probably one of his best soundtracks of the 60's, including "Can't Help Falling In Love," one of his well-known love songs. The romance in the film, well, is a little too much. There are just too many potential love interests in the film, and one of them is WAY too young also! But I'm not going to spoil it for you. Elvis has his fair share of sassy moments in the film. Honestly, it's a fun film. DON'T watch it for the plot though. It's just one of those funny movies you'd put in the background at a party.
Mike S (de) wrote: Basically Die Hard on a plane, with the extra element of the lone hero also being the president. The film does feel a little dated due to being made in a pre 9/11 era, and some overly patriotic sentiment at times gets a bit much, especially towards the end. However, its entertaining and keeps moving at a brisk pace.Gary Oldman, as always, is great as the villain and eats up the scenery in a very theatrical performance. Harrison Ford works well as the President, however, his character doesn't feel very presidential, but maybe I'm just cynical. I couldn't help at times but feel that sometimes it goes too far in the protection of the president. I know he's the leader of the most powerful country in the world, but it starts to get ridiculous after a while. How many people have to die to protect him?
Joe C (kr) wrote: We owe a lot to Sex, Lies and Videotape; The DNA of the 1990s indie film boom can be traced back directly to Soderbergh's debut, which took a deceptively simple premise (four people talking about their relationships) and turned it into a fascinating jigsaw of neuroses, as well as a Palme d'Or winner that essentially made Miramax a viable studio. Indie doyen Steven Soderbergh wrote this in eight days, and filmed it in five weeks on a budget of $1.2 million, and brought it to life courtesy of a brilliant screenplay and some unexpectedly deep performances from the four leads. Today the whole film may seem a little anticlimactic, but Sex, Lies, and Videotape was a breath of fresh air that Hollywood desperately needed, and ushered in an era of low-budgeted deep focused intensity that, for many, is still the ultimate in style married to substance.