In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be assimilated into white Canadian/British society. She is taken to a boarding school where she is forced to adopt Western Euro-centric ways and learn English, often under brutal treatment. Only one sympathetic white teacher who is more and more repelled by this bigotry offers her any help from among the staff. That, with her force of will, Ashtecome (forced to take the name Amelia) is determined to hold on to her identity and that of her siblings, who were also abducted.
Logan M (ag) wrote: Screen legend Barbara Streisand is perfect as the overly doting mother, and it's interesting to see Seth Rogen branch out of his usual sub-genre of comedy.
Hameh S (it) wrote: a good parody movie but all parody movies dont have great ratings
Henri R (br) wrote: Not totally bad because they did not seem to be taking anything too seriously.
Rebecca P (ca) wrote: definitely low budget, but gives a portrayal of a parental struggle, i believe its based off the Dahmer's fathers book. Fairly accurate and interesting, how to react to your child's wrongdoing while still trying to provide unconditional parental love.
JESSE M (ag) wrote: i disagree with all of you se i think it was a pretty funnty aussie movie nathan phillips should of stuck to this instead of doing wolf creek he was good in this movie
Jon M (es) wrote: solid documentary. they covered the racial aspect, cultural aspect (east, west)horrible (i.e. NO) coverage of b-girls. there's maybe 2 minutes total footage of b-girls in the entire film, and i recall NO interviews with b-girls, or anyone talking about b-girls.in fact,only women i've seen so far are in the special feature music videos, being objectified.
Riley H (it) wrote: Some good ideas but way too concerned with seeming avant garde. The titular actress is pretty awful.
Peter S (fr) wrote: Most directors debuts are normally forgotten about or just severely underrated. When you think about the Coen brothers films, what probably comes most to mind are raising Arizona, Barton fink, Fargo, the big lebowski and o brother, where art thou? This is one generally forgotten about, and that's a real shame. The cast is one of a kind, the story and script is excellent and the violence is brutal but slick and stylish. This is the precursor to all Coen brothers films. With darkly humorous bits, brutal violence and heavy use of profanity, it's all what everyone expects for another excellent Coen brothers film that hits the nail on the head.
Grant S (ag) wrote: Not Charlie Chaplin's final movie, but it feels like it should be. There is a symmetry and poetry to this movie, like Chaplin was writing his own epitaph. Life's cycle is there for all to see.The last few scenes are great, and would have been a fitting way for Chaplin to sign off his careerCertainly not your average Chaplin movie. While there are some humorous moments, this is a drama, and a very poignant one too.Good performance by Chaplin in the lead role. Maybe a bit too speech-filled and theatrical for a movie - though the fault there would be with Chaplin the writer, not Chaplin the actor. Claire Bloom is great as the female lead. Sweet, beautiful and very convincing.Good to see Buster Keaton, albeit in a minor role. Not perfect, however. As mentioned, some of Chaplin's dialogue is overly theatrical and verbose. Plus, the point of the movie is soon obvious, but Chaplin draws it out unnecessarily. This results in the movie seeming to drag in places, especially in the latter half of the movie.Chaplin at his most symbolic and poetic.
Charlie G (jp) wrote: Odd movie, captivating.
Kevin M W (es) wrote: along w/ the always magnetic flynn and de havilland pairing, and costarring an unforgettable ex-president, this curious pre-ww2 piece about the pre-civil war (or "the wo-ah between the states!" as granny clampett used to quip) days is curiously and definitively southern in politics, altho that in no way detracts from the stirring action. max steiner contributes a rousing score, but raymond massey's john brown is the hot engine that drives this car.
William G (nl) wrote: Christmas Vacation is a truly hilarious comedy with remarkably talented actors.
Brandon V (es) wrote: Most annoying couple ever.
Borhan K (it) wrote: Superfast is a spoof movie about the fast and furious movie series. It makes fun of all the really dumb things in the movie and all the different characters my fav is how they made fun of the rock and how much baby oil his arms had to have to become all shiny.The movie is PG and if the young ones want to watch it watch it with the oldies as there are certain sections of the movie that can be a tad not right.If you are a fan of FF movies watch this as it will make you giggle. Its not half that bad.
Evil Lemon 6 (it) wrote: Even though the final 5 minutes completely turn away from what this movie offered, it still is a tense, claustrophobic, and extremely well directed feature for a first time director.