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Dublin: Maura is a single mom, furniture repossessed, being evicted. For a fee, she’s marrying Wilson, an African, facing deportation. Her nine-year old, Molly, thinks she’s going to get a dad. Freddie, a bit of a compulsive, is remarrying Sophie, after divorce and recommitment; she’s starved herself into her old wedding dress. Both bridal parties arrive at the same inn for receptions: Freddie and Maura’s paths keep crossing, Sophie thinks the two are having an affair, immigration officers are stalking Wilson, and Molly’s figuring out what’s really up. Sophie’s father threatens Freddie with bodily harm if anything goes wrong. Can it not?
Starring … Sally Hawkins of Fingersmith.
Classified as a Irish screwball comedy.
I haven’t seen a comedy this funny since the original Death At a Funeral (2007). I’d put it in a very select list of my favorite comedies. I definitely prefer dry wit, and dark comedies. But even my mother liked this one. It does have it’s serious moments, but it is well-played. It’s not just another a mindless hollywood comedy.
I know this came out a few years ago, but I’m watching it again on-demand, so whatever. I honestly haven’t seen Sally Hawkins in much else. And I always enjoy a foreign movie, even if it’s in English as long as it’s made in another country.
Am I the only one that’s outraged here?
And don’t even TRY to make this about race. When retarded American’s (yes I’m aware I’m unfortunately living here too) remake already fantastically hilarious movie(s). THREE years after it originally came out — but with white people as well, I’d be just as fucking pissed off.
Why is it that America seems to think that they must steal ideas from the British (and everyone else) remake them, dumb them down and turn what was once amazing into complete and utter shit? I’d honestly like to know, I require an explanation for this. I’ve been holding this in since I first heard about this pile of shit somebody decided to pay for and ‘create’ — using that term loosely here.
I follow a few people from the UK, do you guys know? Does anybody living in Hollywood know? Is anyone else fucking livid about this shit? I mean, The Office is a given, known for a long time. I actually prefer The I.T. Crowd. Lip Service luckily will probably never occur. Being Human looks like they fucked it up quite well. Etc. Etc. Etc.
I loved Death At A Funeral. THE ORIGINAL. And I will forever remain annoyed by American cinema and remaking already spectacular films.
Plot: A dramatization of the making of the controversial 1973 PBS documentary series An American Family, the brainchild of filmmaker Craig Gilbert (James Gandolfini) that followed the everyday lives of Pat and Bill Loud (Diane Lane, Tim Robbins) and their children as the parents’ marriage disintegrated and the entire family struggled under an unforgiving spotlight. ~ Joe Friedrich, Rovi
Review: So basically in this movie you see the man who invented reality television. He said the documentary would be “cinema verite” candid realism meant to touch the hearts of people, and help them get through similar situations. Claiming that if a time capsule was found with only The Partridge Family for an example of their lives in that era, it simply wouldn’t be right. I found it to be very interesting to see how people reacted to their lives. If they had seen The Osbournes back then they’d have had a heart attack.
Now a days or course it seems any schmuck can be on a reality television show. Our lives seem to be overflowing with information about people’s lives we’ve watched about over the years. Never having to wonder to ourselves silently: “I wonder if anyone else has this problem?” Simply turn on the TV and you can watch problems A-Z. To see a family so adjusted to the future times in the 70s is nice. Realism, not camera men goating survivors and bachelors to get naked, have sex then beat somebody up. Thoroughly enjoyed the film, definitely would watch it again.
It doesn’t matter where you’ve been as long as you come back strong.
Plot: A fallen, emotionally unstable country star strives to resurrect her ailing career. Gets involved with a rising young singer-songwriter, and the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager. Featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer. Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons, it threatens to derail them all.
- Click the jump for my review of Country Strong.
- Ignore the plot description on IMDb.
After some digestion, my reviews of a few of the newest shows I’m hooked on.
Body of Proof: The mystery of House, the crime drama of Law & Order (pink your poison) and the medical examination lab setting of Bones. Plus not only does it have Jeri Ryan (whom some of you might remember) on the show. But Christina Hendricks guest-starred last night playing opposite her husband. Though I was shocked to find that out.
The Killing: There’s a multitude of crime shows out there, most of which I watch. The Killing takes a new direction with their show, as leading actress stated it’s not all wrapped up in a pretty bow within the hour. It’s nice to have such complexity to follow in the storyline. It gives you each detail and nuance of the crime from the beginning to the end and takes up an entire season to do so. It’s as close to real-time crime solving most viewers will probably get to.