The Story of Temple Drake

The Story of Temple Drake

A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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Patrick L (ca) wrote: "It is an impassioned project from first-time director Ewan McGregor but "American Pastoral" lacks the nuance and depth from Philip Roth's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel"DVD Movie Review: American PastoralDate Viewed: February 22 2017Directed By Ewan McGregorScreenplay By John Romano, Based on the novel by Philip RothStarring: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Rupert Evans, Valorie Curry, Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn, Peter Riegert, Molly Parker and Samantha Mathis."American Pastoral" is an impassioned project from first-time director Ewan McGregor but it lacks the nuance and depth from its original source material. Based on the acclaimed 1997 novel from Philip Roth, "American Pastoral" was masterful in telling a Greek tragedy but as a movie, actor and director McGregor fails to do Roth any justice. The actors are highly committed to their roles, I would give the movie that but screenwriter John Romano doesn't capture the essence and complexity in the story he's trying to tell.Set in the late 60s and early 70s during the social and political turmoil over the Vietnam war, McGregor plays Seymour "Swede" Levov, a man who had it all but eventually his life starts to crumble before his very eyes. Swede is a former high school star athlete and a successful Jewish businessman who owns his father's (Peter Riegert) glove factory. He's also married to Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), a former beauty queen and they have a highly troubled daughter named Merry (Dakota Fanning).Not only does Merry have a stuttering problem, she's also against the government at all fronts, she frequently goes to New York to protest against the war and she hates her mother. Swede fears for her daughter's safety and he hopes that she can channel her protest and anger in a more meaningful way. A few days later, both the post office and a gas station get blown up and Merry mysteriously disappears. Fearing that she may have been recruited by a radical cell and possibly responsible for the two bomb blasts, Swede desperately searches for his daughter and his trail leads him to Wharton School student, Rita Cohen (Valorie Curry).Rita tips Swede to meet in a hotel room in order to know about Merry's whereabouts. When they do meet in the hotel room, Rita attempts to seduce him but it doesn't work as he runs away. Meanwhile, Swede's wife experiences a mental breakdown and she briefly gets send into a mental hospital. The entire film is set in flashback mode and "American Pastoral's" present subplot revolves around a former classmate of Swede's brother, he's an author named Nathan Zuckerman (David Strathairn). He's the only interesting element in the story but unfortunately Strathairn has little screen time.Ewan McGregor has a tragic and meaningful story in his forth-front but what is the movie trying to say? Just like with previous adult adaptations, first-time director McGregor never stays true to Philip Roth's novel which hurts the movie pretty badly and also reveals his inexperience behind the camera. The solid acting is what this movie is going for but it isn't enough.Is McGregor a bad director? I don't think so. He just needs more experience behind the camera that's all. All around, "American Pastoral" stands as a well-intentioned mess.

Steve C (mx) wrote: A part of me still has an issue with Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg mining such recent events for "disaster" films when those affected are still very much with us (and suspect "Patriot Day" will offend even more on that count), but on the other hand I like how the film - even though it exists in part because it can blow stuff up good - puts the focus on the people who were killed. I always thought that the understandable focus on the environmental disaster that emanated afterwards for months really gave short shrift to the fact that over a dozen people were killed. This provides some balance to that historical record.

Klarea K (au) wrote: A Filipino must watch. It tries its best to give stories on each of the main characters (but of course some just outshine the others) and injects humor at the right moments. If you open your mind to Filipino films, you'd probably be on a roller coaster ride, you'd be happy then angry, then sad, then you'd end the movie with a smile on your face because quality films have that certain effect :')

Olly H (mx) wrote: nice idea...but not really well done...skip it


Ryan K (de) wrote: all this is one really bad porno

Paul C (it) wrote: Classic trashy and fun 80's slasher. Great premise and great cast add to the appeal.

Jonathan P (ru) wrote: My Name is Nobody lives on the charismatic performance of Terrence Hill as the charming Nobody. Without Hill stealing the screen from even the legend Henry Fonda My Name is Nobody would have just been an average Spaghetti Western with nothing really special. Though there are a few chuckles and some amazing shots it really is Hill that makes this worthy of a couple of hours of your time.

Kyle M (it) wrote: A literal replica of "Mary Poppins" with some amount of both the same sort of grandness and magical charm, but it'd focused more on the quantity of showcases rather than overall quality whilst attempted to push the special effects bar through a somewhat dullish animated sequence and roughening edges. Nevertheless, it's still a typical Disney picture to enjoy. (B)(Full review TBD)

Phil T (ca) wrote: Better than it should have been...I laughed a bit, I tutted a bit, I rolled my eyes a bit.

Chris M (br) wrote: Can't be as good as Stagecoach, but John Ford is a great director so I am excited.

Luke C (gb) wrote: Funniest film i've ever seen but not the best. The Wallet scene is still the funniest and this film just made me wet myself

Jason B (au) wrote: even thou it has a few problems its still a really creepy movie, it keeps you entertained throughout and you can expect it to freak you out