The Man Who Couldn't Say No
Young priest returns from America to work in an old Helsinki neighbourhood with idyllic wooden houses. The shy but handsome bachelor is assigned the duty of marriage counseling but is soon overwhelmed by the ladies' romantic interest directed at himself. Trying to please everybody, he also creates confusion by taking both sides in the issue of whether to preserve the neighbourhood or to go along with the modernisation plans offered by property developers.
- Stars:Antti Litja, Kirsti Wallasvaara, Matti Ruohola, Vivi-Ann Sjögren, Sina Kujansuu, Jukka Sipilä, Helena Notkonen, Seela Sella, Kauko Helovirta, Erkki Pajala, Liisa Hukkinen, Paavo Hukkinen, Seppo Sariola, Pentti Kotkaniemi, Maarit Hyttinen,
- Director:Risto Jarva,
- Writer:Risto Jarva, Kullervo Kukkasjärvi, Jussi Kylätasku
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(us) wrote: Ganadora de la palma de oro para el director Amat Escalante; Heli nos presenta una dura historia de una familia disfuncional que son partcipes de la aterradora realidad del narcotrfico en Mxico, lo que te lleva a un roce de lo que puede ocurrir en un contexto tan bien representado. Las actuaciones son naturales y convincentes. En conclusin, Heli, es una pequea pieza bien lograda que representa una verdad perpleja y aterradora.
(de) wrote: A pretty good slasher :)
(br) wrote: This movie was loosely based on author Donald Miller's life experience, having moved from Houston and his conservative Christian upbringing and going to liberal Reed College in Portland. I like movies that get me to think about things, life, etc. (just as the movie Crash did for me). After reading one of Miller's books a few years ago (Searching for God Knows What), I had a somewhat high expectation. Miller's writings don't exactly lend themselves to a "straight to screenplay" path, so they altered it to fit a typical beginning, middle and end. Fair enough. The story contains some of Miller's incredible humor and thought-provoking life questions in an unconventionally Christian sort of way. Yes, he is a Christian who has intriguing insight to the human condition and challenges conventional faith answers to deep questions of our existence. At one point in the story, he tends toward questions that have no resolution.Frankly, I liked that. We Christians have a high confidence of thinking we know all the answers. Yes, when it comes to personal salvation (in my mind / heart). However, life is messy and we may not exactly have the answers we think are necessary to help others (or ourselves) through. Having said that, something was missing. But I couldn't put a finger on it until I watched the special features. They intentionally wanted to avoid an "average guy" living an "average Christian life" and have him go to an "average school". Consequently, the accelerated the extremes by making it seem like he was from an ultra-conservative Christian family / church and went to a "godless" liberal arts school -- with all of the paganism anyone could bear to watch and still maintain its PG-13 status. It made my experience at liberal arts Washington State University almost seemed like a Bible school experience (which it was not). I don't think they needed to do that to make the points they tried to make in the movie. Possibly, rather than have it be linearly based on his own experience, he could make up a new story that incorporates some of the anecdotes in his books. It was a good movie, however, and it asks pointed questions. Plus, it had a fantastic soundtrack.
(nl) wrote: Great Scooby Doo Movie, Brings back the Mystery Tone much better than the previous few ones
(ca) wrote: Lol~ the prequel doesn't really connect to the sequel...but the film was otherwise ok...very typical Honky gangster movie~ it was kinda disturbing to see alot of familiar TVB faces pop up for like 3 seconds tho~
(gb) wrote: Promising and eventually turning to pure crap
(it) wrote: Completely charming. The Japanese really seem to get it right when it comes to films about adolescence/young adulthood. The protagonists of Linda Linda Linda are fully-formed, normal individuals who are treated with dignity. No histrionics, no madcap adventures, no embarassing existential brooding. They're wholly genuine teenagers, very sympathetic in their everyday struggles, negotiating the social minefield that is high school. And the music (including the James Iha score) is dynamite, too.
(br) wrote: I've seen better student films.
(it) wrote: Love this movie, great native american storys...
(jp) wrote: i love all Jackie Chan's stunt
(au) wrote: Daft family film, the performance of the chimp the only reason to watch it.. The characters and story around him are too plain for it to be a family classic.
(br) wrote: This is a brilliant example of what makes foreign films relevant to America.
(au) wrote: Skip this chick flick. Ages 8+
(gb) wrote: Hour of the Wolf tells the story of a tormented artist who can't separate his nightmares from reality.
(gb) wrote: Primo MST3K material.
(mx) wrote: Considering the vast quantity of clich war movies from the fifties, whose plots are as "interesting" as -say- an Audie Murphy Western, this one's a real surprise hammer which highly exceeds the good expectations drawn from the interesting cast and the fact that Anthony Mann is the director. This one's a brilliant anti-war-classic in the same category with Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" still waiting to be rediscovered. Whenever this one's on cable or on video, don't miss!
(gb) wrote: I own this on DVD in a five movie pack along with:* Planet Of The Apes (1967)* Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1969)* Conquest of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)* Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)* Behind The Planet Of The ApesAnd i own this on Blu-Ray in a six movie pack along with:* Planet Of The Apes (1967)* Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1969)* Conquest of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)* Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)* Planet Of The Apes (2001)
(ca) wrote: A great looking monster is the only thing great, or even good, about "Pumpkinhead". This is a movie written around an awesome looking beast that someone created in Stan Winston's effects shop. The monster is a very cool creation. It spends its time stalking some young adults who accidentally kill a little boy.About the monster, it looks fantastic. The fangs, clawed hands and drooling mouth show amazing detail. There are times when closeups of its face make it hard to tell that it's not real. Unfortunately, that can't be said for almost anytime it moves, lifts or pulls something. During creature attacks, things are timed so that they happen off-screen or only a portion of the monster is seen when it has to do something, like say...walk.Another problem is the claustrophobic feel this movie has. The characters are being chased by the creature but it's like they're running in place. The sound stage must have been the size of my living room.Lance Henriksen is his usual glum self but those are the roles he plays well, so here's your paycheck, Lance. The rest of the actors and actresses are awful."Pumpkinhead" is about a demon who mercilessly kills people who don't deserve to die for what they've done. Most are innocent bystanders who aren't able to plead their case to the ruthless beast. You'd think that would set things up for a scary flick. You'd be wrong.
(ag) wrote: Top notch drama, beautifully shot.
(gb) wrote: wanna see it i cant wAIT LOL !!!