Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family house for him and his wife, Estelle (Katherine Narducci) and converting the ground floor into a neighborhood bar where he can perform. The wrench in the works is that he also inherits the upstairs tenants, Mary,a pregnant Irish girl fresh off the boat (Kelly Macdonald) and her abusive, alcoholic husband, Jim (Kevin Conway). As Buddy's gang of Italians tries to handle the situation, the girl goes into labor, and a baby is born, forcing them all to confront the limits of their tolerance and compassion.
Mark T (it) wrote: A fitting partner to Jiro Dreams of Sushi in its poetic views of food and drink, as well as its investigation of the overlap of obsession and expertise
SteL P (es) wrote: It could have been excellent but Clovis Cornillac destroyed Asterix's caracter! Thubs up to Poelvoorde & Delon, they own the movie and maybe this is the weak point of the movie, it's not focused on Asterix & Obelix..
Pablo Martin P (kr) wrote: Haskell Wexler is an inspiring character: born rich has enough good sense to be a fighter for others rights. He is a son of the 20th Century. His son represents well 21th century America: self-serving, hypocrite, lame-ass, "conservative". All things good in this film come from what Haskell is, did and does. Watching this film is impossible not to ask about nephotism in Hollywood: why less interesting sons of gifted filmmakers must have a place in this industry? Well, at least we got a Haskell Wexler to remember...
Larry C (mx) wrote: I waited literally 41 years for this movie. It is very disappointing. It is one of my favorite books which I have completed 4 times.
Lucy W (ca) wrote: Great film for christmas time, totally loved it. One of Whoopi Goldbergs best films ^^
Tony C (it) wrote: A slow burning, well-acted story that is twisted as hell. Or as one review called it: "a joyfully trashy, sinful slice of macabre entertainment".
Andrew T (nl) wrote: Spooky dark mockumentary on the gullability of voters, vaneer of the system, influence of the millitary and other issues during a campaign for senate. Tough to watch at times, but worth it. Great varied cast.
J M (au) wrote: A difficult and engrossing debate. Once the film sets the audience up with some sense of understanding deaf culture, it's hard to stop watching the heated arguements.
Zachary K (es) wrote: This is an excellent film about prehistoric life because it doesn't mock its subjects like almost every other movie of its kind. The cast elevates the material, too: Ron Perlman, Everett McGill, and Rae Dawn Chong all play characters you really care about, despite not uttering a single comprehensible word. The awesome locations include Scotland, Canada, and Kenya, and the impressive makeup earned an Academy Award.
Michael L (kr) wrote: i wasnt expecting much as i havent liked many mid period chabrol films but this one is quite good. this was the film that introduced a lot of people to isabelle huppert and the world is better off for it. overall, a film that was very well with a lot of suprises and tension. definetely among the prolific chabrol's best
Darryl S (fr) wrote: I saw this film when it first opened back in October '77 (I was 16). I was wholly devastated and forever changed by the power of film! Seeing it as an adult, many, many years later, the film has (to a degree) become a little rusty and hamfisted in its translation to screen; however, there is no denying the astonishing performances from all involved, the tightly controlled direction from Brooks, the spectacular soundtrack, the intense editing and cinematography, and (of course) the devastating final, strobe-lit, scene! One of my top-10 all-time best films!
Mirko B (fr) wrote: Oh my goodness. I really didn't see this coming. Scola created an overwhelmingly funny fresco of the Roman slums bursting with life amidst shacks over-the-top filled with children, parents, grandparents, nephews, cousins....Nino Manfredi is Giacinto, the family patriarch constantly aimed at hiding his savings from the rest of his numerous family. At moments, this seems like "Married With Children" taken to the extreme, except for the fact that Ed O'Neill is nowhere near Manfredi when it comes to the embodiment of Moliere's archetype of a cheap, strict,albeit funny father figure. In Scola's film, incest really is a kind of family entertainment, and sex is a no-frills thing, something one wants to get over with, without any dramatic introduction or romantic feelings. The film reduces sex to an urge which needs to be satisfied, but you're too busy laughing your ass of to actually concentrate on any kind of serious criticism. Giacinto's grotesquely mega-breasted lover is a far cry from the idealized vision of Sofia Loren's Ciociara, she's more akin to the Venus of Willendorf. He lets her move in with the family and share the bed with him and his wife(to his wife's strong reluctance). Actually, talking about "Ugly,Dirty And Bad" doesn't do this little masterpiece justice. Just see it.
David S (es) wrote: Mildly entertaining silent that works best when dealing with how the film industry worked instead of concentrating on the de rigueur love story.
Rachel H (jp) wrote: Classic. You just can't go wrong with Lee and Cushing.
Fred R (nl) wrote: The short film of 9 was really good and exciting. The short film have a good story, but the feature film is much better than the short film because the feature film have a very good, unpredictable and a better story, new stunning characters, fantastic voice actors and more beautiful. Tim Burton who produced the feature film was very good too. But the short film is very good anyways. Worth to see! Rankning: Four stars.
Joe D (fr) wrote: A guy flick. Graphic boxing and Lamotta is the background, but strong undertones about defining yourself as man and the fears that come with it. Cinematography is about as good as it gets.
Ash E (us) wrote: ugg... For such an amazing club... 54 the movie was totally lame!
Jonathan H (au) wrote: Charming and ridiculously funny. Not to be taken seriously, like Princess Bride. Oh, by the way, "my name is Muerte."