A teen faces her impending adulthood in the carefree sex and drug revolution years of the early 80's prior to fears of AIDS. She lives with her bitter, divorced mother and her sadistic kid brother. Looking forward to a life based on her passion for art, she nevertheless gets in with the partying crowd which causes her to miss deadlines and poor grades which jeopardizes her future. Ultimately she ends up losing her virginity to an older artist wanna-be who she has had a longstanding crush on.
- Stars:Liza Weil, Chad Morgan, Frederic Forrest, Kathryn Rossetter, Marc Riffon, Dan Montano, John G. Connolly, Gary Wolf, Tony Torn, Trey Compton, Joe Mantragna, Matt Rumbaugh, Jim Neville, Garret Spencer, Destiny Matranga,
- Country:France, USA
- Director:Susan Skoog,
- Writer:Susan Skoog
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(au) wrote: "Diary Of A Tired Black Man" doesn't have a story, or any real plot. The acting is laughable, the characters are nothing more than caricatures and one dimensional -- 'angry black woman is angry for no reason, white woman is docile, and the protagonist of course, is the hard working unappreciated black man. This isn't a "so bad its good" movie, its just plain bad.
(fr) wrote: It was actually better than I expected!
(nl) wrote: Digimon: The Movie is better than Pokemon, but that's not saying much as it's unfocused, cliched, dull, and boring.
(jp) wrote: Pretty good movie by an Armenian guy. It's well worth watching. I could see myself as a young man wanting to know about sex and how it's down. This movie did capture the essence of being a young man with urges. Plus Gretchen Mol is hot and today I watched another movie with her in it.
(ag) wrote: GOOD MOVIE WORTH WATCHING.
(de) wrote: Charles Grodin AND Jim Belushi? Dream team!
(kr) wrote: Serving as a low budget exploitation film helmed by Peter Jackson in his early days, Bad Taste sounded like a fun cult feature.I can't tell for sure if Bad Taste follows the cheap nature of its exploitation roots in an experimental manner or if Peter Jackson was limited by the setbacks of a low budget. I could never precisely figure out if it was a homage to exploitation films or an amateur film made in the same manner as the production information makes a case for both. Either way, the film is an amateur production from the later Academy Award winner which is likely to provide nostalgia to some in the same way that it will isolate others. For me, I found that my opinion was largely mixed.I am a fan of exploitation films, and so Bad Taste should be right up my alley. I liked it in parts, but as a whole it just didn't seem to do this to me. As ridiculous as it sounds, I feel this is mainly because of the plot. Bad Taste is a film with a rather high concept plot for an exploitation film as it deals with Aliens coming to earth to harvest humans for a fast food franchise. I guess I set my hopes too high for the film due to Peter Jackson helming it because the fact that the aliens in the film did not end up becoming clearly relevant to the film until past the halfway point bothered me, mainly because the first half of the film was strictly generic stock characters occasionally killing each other. Bad Taste really picks it up in the second half as the creativity of the zany premise is explored further with the design of the characters stepping it up. After a scene in which several characters consume a strange green potion which seems very reminiscent of Troll 2, an Italian produced horror film known largely as one of the worst films ever made, the antagonistic characters are given an appropriately disgusting and cheap-looking but hilarious design which sets them apart from the heroes. The film really picks it up from here on because there is no longer a sense of cheap confusion with all the characters looking like humans, and so the midpoint in the film is the turning point. It is enough to mostly save the film and earn it the status of a worthwhile experience, but the first half of the feature is really dull and lacking in a sense of fun due to its generic and amateur nature. Although the narrative improves halfway through, the amount of blood and gore in the film is consistently strong. Peter Jackson finds creative ways to kill everyone in the film in the most over the top manner in a series of guns and chainsaws being put to use. There is dismemberment and decapitation all over the place, and while the scenes in between the kills are not that entertaining due to a pace which takes a while to really settle in to a sense of energy, the gleeful exploitation of blood and gore that Peter Jackson continuously throws at the screen fits into the context of the film's genre and is easily likely to please fans. So much of the film looks cheap, but that is easy to embrace as it fits into the exploitation style of the film, and Peter Jackson manages to find a clever way to manipulate his financial limitations so that the exploitation of the film is all still there. The cinematography tends to be a bit poor due to the fact that it is continuously shaking during many of the key scenes of the film. It makes the experience rather unsteady and does not contribute to any sense of improvement in the visual style of Bad Taste. But most of the time it is not difficult to enjoy the sights of the film due to its gleeful over the top nature. It is good to see that Peter Jackson got this out of his system considering that he would later helm The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring which would win the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. However, the central problem with this is the fact that as an exploitation film, Bad Taste limits its appeal predominantly strictly to the visual nature of the film. Even though the low budget did not stand in the way of effective production design, scenery, prosthetic makeup and blood and gore effects, it interfered with the cinematography which is the portal to viewing all of the aforementioned elements which makes things feel rather shoddy. You can't put too many hangups on the film because it is what it is and it does what it can with such limitations, but the fact is that the cinematography of the film ranges between being too shaky one minute and too zoomed up in the next to fully grasp the nature of the situation that is occurring. It really proves annoying, and it is hard to get over until the film takes a turn for the better in the second half. It becomes easier to handle and tolerate as the over the top nature really goes into full gear. Everything about Bad Taste turns better in the second half in terms of narrative, style and creativity which means that as a whole it serves as a strong directional debut from Peter Jackson. It is thoroughly interesting to see how far he has come since this feature because it is quite an interesting transition particularly when you consider the difference in budgets.So Bad Taste has a poor first half due to a sense of repetition and a lack of creative fun, but as it nears its second half the fun over the top nature of its exploitation style becomes easier to embrace due to an increase in blood and gore and creative effects which stand out over the thin nature of the premise as a whole
(ru) wrote: Whilst it's slow and its style hasn't aged brilliantly, 'Salesman' remains an important entry in the world of documentary film thanks to its in-depth look at, you guessed it: salesmen. I hate sales jobs- everything about them. I was a street fundraiser for a charity one summer and I was miserable. Even for a good cause, I couldn't bring myself to take money from people. Well, some people are good at it and that's really the focus of this film. It's fascinating how relevant the film remains today, given that I, at 23 years of age, could easily relate it to many of my own experiences. Bible salesmen might not be around much these days (at least not where I live) but the story is the same. It's a human drama really- the pressure of adulthood and the workplace, pressure to confirm, the power of social status, buying something to fill the void- whatever, it's all there. The most interesting element for me, however, was the moral quandary of it all- how, in the end, do you justify trying to meet your target? You know what you're selling isn't worth it but you go for the hard sell anyway- that's the real kicker with this film.One scene that really brought it home for me was when one of the salesmen tries to sell a collection of bibles to a woman who had recently moved to America- she often didn't even understand what he was saying. He'd essentially pushed his way into her house and taken up her time and, even as it was clear that she was quite confused, he continued to just try and get to her purse. Fortunately, in that case, he was (eventually!) sent home packing. Watching that unfold on film is simply remarkable and yet, I can tell you from experience, that it happens in countless people's homes to this day, 24/7.
(de) wrote: After working with Nol Coward on In Which We Serve (1942) and This Happy Breed (1944), director David Lean continued the collaboration with Coward by adapting his 1941 play of the same name. The result is a magical and hilarious fantasy which might be Lean's best film of that period, and it's got one or two scene stealing performances within. Charles Condomine (Rex Harrison), is writing a book about a criminal psychic, and as part of his research into this subject, he invites local medium Madame Arcati (Margaret Rutherford) to his home to conduct a s (C)ance, also in attendance are Charles' wife Ruth (Constance Cummings), his friend Dr. George Bradman (Hugh Wakefield) and his wife Violet (Joyce Carey). The s (C)ance is very eventful indeed, but matters are complicated after everyone goes home and Charles finds himself being able to see his late wife Elvira (Kay Hammond), who died years earlier before Charles remarried. Only Charles is able to see Elvira, and it drives Ruth to distraction too, believing Charles has gone made, but it ends up with Madame Arcati trying to find a way to fix this peculiar malady that's occured. It's a very funny film with some terrific dialogue throughout with Rutherford stealing absolutely every scene she's in with her dotty, eccentric turn, and Hammond making a funny turn as the troublesome spirit who's come back. Lean gets the best out of his cast, and it's beautifully shot in such lovely colour as well.
(fr) wrote: Although it is overly long and there are some things in it that are unnecessary and don't make much sense, I have to say "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" still holds up to this day. It is solidly directed (kudos to Gore Verbinski) and competently made, a lot of the practical effects and visual effects do not feel dated, but more importantly, the film wouldn't have worked without Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow. He makes this character so charming and likable, and the film wouldn't have been as fun as it was if he had played it straight. The action in the final act is a lot of fun, and Hans Zimmer's iconic theme song totally enhances the experience. I do have some major issues with the film, and one of them being the first 35 minutes. Everything that happens in here have absolutely nothing to do with the main story, and I just thought it could've been a lot shorter. Also, there are some events that make no sense in terms of plot, and I was slightly bored when that was happening. But overall, I have to admit I had a good time watching the film. It is a perfectly enjoyable family entertainment.
(ag) wrote: Very crisp audio and decent acting, but if you're looking for a better story about the actual battle with engaging drama, watch Letters From Iwo Jima.