Anonymous said: I can't take you seriously if you have the pet detective as your icon and you give footloose an 8/10 while you give one flew 4/10. The film takes on more than just mental illness. It has direct correlations with authority and government. It is VERY realistic in it's depiction of mental hospitals back in the day. The characters are dynamic and fleshed out. The acting is more than solid. If you mean you like shitty movies when you say "movies are the shit", you are exactly right.
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
I started off this movie with the highest hopes, believing I would be able to connect to it because of its setting. It also has a very good reputation with an intriguing plot. However I was vastly disappointed with this film. First off, the movie is very unrealistic. I’m aware that mental hospitals were poorly run in the past, but I find it very hard to believe that any institution was as incompetent and irresponsible as this one. The main character, Randle McMurphy, had a bit too much luck in his plans to escape to make it at all believable. It was entirely too convenient that the supervising nurse, of which there was only one at times when in reality there should be more like 3 or 4, just so happened to be looking the other way the entire time McMurphy was jumping over the barbed wire. Also, Nurse Ratched was an awful person. I understand she was meant to be the villain but there are some villains that just make me angry. The fact that she wasn’t fully punished for everything she did and was allowed to continue her torment left me with an unsatisfied feeling. That being said, I do appreciate the irony of having a possible psychopath (I’m no doctor but she definitely had serious issues) running a mental ward. The movie did make some points as to who is actually crazy and simply about authority in general. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Chief, the big man that keeps to himself mostly but becomes a good friend of McMurphy. The ending was interesting and although a bit predictable, I enjoyed it.
This movie had good qualities for sure, but in the end I didn’t think it lived up to the hype. Although I must say that the acting was very well done. I’ll give it 4 out of 10 stars.
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This movie is about rebellion, and thats one reason I love it. That being said, this is not a story of mindless rebellion for the sake of rebellion, or destroying authority just because it is there. The setting in this story is a small Midwestern town with oppressive laws that make it illegal to drink, listen to music, or dance. The plot revolves around the plight of a new student from Chicago, Ren McCormack (played by Kevin Bacon), as he struggles with these laws and eventually organises a prom for the senior class.
One of the best parts about this film was that it wasn’t overdone. As stated earlier, Ren doesn’t want to rebel for the sake of rebelling, he’s challenging something that he genuinely thinks is unjust. Additionally, though the viewer finds him/herself rooting for Ren, it is also very easy to understand why the priest, the person most singly responsible for the implementation of the laws, believes what he believes, and its easy to sympathise with him. The priest is clearly the protagonist, but I couldn’t find myself hating him. On the whole I found this film very believable, and Ren’s character was easy to relate to personally.
Obviously this is an 80’s high school movie. Regrettable music and fashion choices are everywhere, but I suppose that is to be expected. The romantic subplot was nothing exceptional, but it was somewhat refreshing not to be subjected to a perfect hollywood romance. One aspect that I thought was very well done was the character development of the priest, who goes from sternly upholding the law to eventually giving his blessing to the prom.
In the end, I would say this film was entertaining and quite well done.
Final score: 8 out of 10
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Anyone know any good sci fy movies?
im in a killer sci fy mood but i dont wanna rewatch anything. any suggestions?
City Of God (De Civitate Dei)
I’ll admit that this movie made me a bit nervous when i first started watching it. It was not because its Brazilian and done entirely in Portuguese (i’m taking a foreign films course in school, so i’m no stranger) but rather because it showed a great deal of violence. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at how much i liked it. This movie was smart, interesting, and extremely well done. The acting was wonderful, especially considering only one cast member was a professional actor. For those of you who have never heard of this movie, it takes place in a slum of Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s-80s. it portrays gang life in these slums and happens to be based on real characters and events. Because it shows gangs and violence, there are some disturbing scenes, such as a gang leader forcing one child to shoot and kill another child. Overall, i’d say its an important movie and one with great quality. I highly recommend it to everyone, as long as you are prepared to see it.
I would rate it 8 out of 10.
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
In my opinion this was a very good movie. I have to say I absolutely loved Jim Carrey taking a serious role in this one, and as far as acting goes I’d say he did a really good job. I’m one for movies that make you think, and I would suggest only seeing this movie if you’re willing to do a bit of a mental workout, which this tends to give you at times. I really like how the movie essentially began at the end and then showed you the events that preceded it, slowly building layers of understanding as more major plot points are revealed. In particular I loved the sequences in which the protagonist’s memories are being destroyed; I felt like I could really connect to him as he tried to hold on to them and his relationship in general.
One complaint I have is that I found Kate Winslet’s character to be somewhat unattractive, both in terms of her physical appearance and her personality. This appears to have been done on purpose, and it probably does make the entire story more realistic, but I would have found it more emotionally gripping if I had been able to fall in love with her character.
Overall this was a great movie, very unique, entertaining, and stimulating.
Score: 8 out of 10
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The Virgin Suicides
things i love about the virgin suicides
- the way each girl dies connects to their personality
- the father is totally cooky and innocent, and is perhaps the only one in the story that is completely good
- they never fully explain the specific reason each girl kills herself but leave it somewhat up to interpretation
- the ending isn’t cliche and happy
- no super specific details are given about the girls
- trip is in a mental hospital
- and my favorite… it doesn’t display their suicides as mistakes or as selfish
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