Lizzy (Candice Bergen), a liberated American photographer, falls for narrow-minded journalist Paolo (Giancarlo Giannini). Then finds she can't live with him or without him. Bergen (Murphy Brown) and Giannini (Seven Beauties) take both comic and fierce battle stations in this colorful excursion into the male/female combat zone. So what if the world, as we learn from the TV in Lizzy and Paolo's luxurious apartment, is crashing around their ears; this is WAR! Writer/director Lina Wertmuller relied on spontaneity and improvisation in making ...A Night Full of Rain, her first film in English. Giannini, star of Wertmuller's groundbreaking Swept Away and Seven Beauties, was familiar with the technique, Bergen wasn't. But it worked splendidly. "Bergen gives one of the warmest and most characterful performances of her career," the Los Angeles Times hailed. When it rains, this film's two stars pour it on!
Lizzy (Candice Bergen), a liberated American photographer, falls for narrow-minded journalist Paolo (Giancarlo Giannini). Then finds she can't live with him or without him. Bergen (Murphy Brown) and Giannini (Seven Beauties) take both comic and fierce battle stations in this colorful excursion into the male/female combat zone. So what if the world, as we learn from the TV in Lizzy and Paolo's luxurious apartment, is crashing around their ears; this is WAR!
Writer/director Lina Wertmuller relied on spontaneity and improvisation in making ...A Night Full of Rain, her first film in English.
Giannini, star of Wertmuller's groundbreaking Swept Away and Seven Beauties, was familiar with the technique, Bergen wasn't. But it worked splendidly. "Bergen gives one of the warmest and most characterful performances of her career," the Los Angeles Times hailed. When it rains, this film's two stars pour it on! . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Brad W (ca) wrote: I thought it wasn't too bad. Obviously most of the budget went towards Christian Slater's salary, but the camera use was actually pretty cool. Story sort of dipped off by the end, but wasn't too bad.
Lisa D (br) wrote: Claustrophobic and uncomfortable to watch in places. I cant fault the acting in this, but these people have to be the most stupid to have ever befallen such a fate. Think funny games and slow it down a bit and thats pretty much this movie.
Shaun B (br) wrote: I truly thought Ray Liotta was better than this!
Ali S (ag) wrote: The subject matter was really interesting. And it was super cute to see these kids dance together and hear bits of their stories. However, the documentary style didn't do a whole lot for me. I found it to be slow-moving and unnecssarily long.
Geraldine A (gb) wrote: Very very cute movie. nice storyline, sweet romance and everything in between! something everyone can watch on a lonely night or with some friends... makes u go aww.. haha!
Michael J (es) wrote: Since my favorite movie is The Children of Times Square i heard about this movie on you tube and it sounded like similar but the kids in the steal, and rob stores. I was suprised because this movie is a lot more innapropriete and not as good. Its independent thats fine its just that its not that good. Go watch The Children Of Times Square , then this compare.
Loren R (it) wrote: Die Neuverfilmung von Yojimbo" und Fr eine Handvoll Dollar", ist zu einem oberflchlichen Abklatsch geworden! Sicher ist die Rolle des John Smith auf Bruce Willis zugeschnitten. So ziemlich zynisch und sarkastisch. Bleibt aber nicht speziell und bleibt hinter den Erwartungen zurck. Am besten ist mir Christopher Walken aufgefallen! Er hat zwar wenig Spielminuten, hat aber immer eine gewisse Prsenz in den vereinzelten Szenen. Die Shootouts sind cool und dabei bleibt kein Auge trocken.Fazit: Kommt nicht an seine Vorbilder heran!
Matt H (nl) wrote: This movie is kind of fascinating, as it's kind of the spiritual predecessor to Raging Bull set to a musical. Although it's not so much a musical as a movie with scenes with Liza Minnelli singing in it. Would have loved to see De Niro try singing in this. Both De Niro and Minelli are fanatasic, De Niro with his usual beneath the surface rage and Minelli with her singing and also her acting. The character of Jimmy Doyle does feel like a spiritual predecessor to Jake La Motta (and much like Travis Bickle feels like one to Doyle).
EWC o (it) wrote: Fantastic story and exceptional ending, however direction is poor and acting is spotty
ZACHO D (jp) wrote: This is the real redicious shark movie that everyone has been waiting for!
Glenn G (it) wrote: Sometimes a not-quite-good movie comes along and wins you over, despite it's many obvious flaws. GOD HELP THE GIRL is one of those films. What began as a concept album by Stuart Murdoch, co-founder of the Scottish indie pop group, Belle & Sebastian, has become a twee British musical about a troubled girl finding her voice. For those unfamiliar with the band, they produce ethereal , string-laden music highly reminiscent of 60s pop, with some of their projects emulating the sounds of girl groups and the quiet productions of the late Kirsty MacColl. One could easily call them precious if it weren't for their staggeringly beautiful melodies. Murdoch, who wrote and directed, has been working on this film for the better part of a decade, and the results are best described as maddeningly indelible. As the movie begins, Eve (Emily Browning) escaped a mental hospital where she's being treated for anorexia and other issues. She eventually meets up with James (Olly Alexander) and Cassie (Hannah Murray) in Glasgow and forms a band. This trio may appear to be sullen trust fund babies, but the music that comes out of them is quite lovely. Filmed on a Kickstarter low budget, GOD HELP THE GIRL works best as an evocation of the wistfulness of a great song. As a character study, however, it's severely lacking. Despite her many problems, I never felt truly connected to Eve. Perhaps it's her hipster presentation, but her performance, while terribly sweet, feels a tad remote. There's a wise statement James makes about artistic genius at the film's end, where I thought things almost came together, but it never got there entirely. I can't say I cared what happened to Eve or her friends, but I couldn't wait to hear them sing another song. Lyrically, things are problematic. They couldn't be more on-the-nose if they were literally written ON MY NOSE. Eve simply sings her thoughts, or what she's doing at any given moment. A wonderful exception is the song COME MONDAY NIGHT, which is a true musical masterpiece. As a film, there are many music video style interludes and sun-dappled Super 8mm shots which add to the woozy rush of it all, but I wish a little more care had been taken with the main characters. Everything feels too light, even when dealing with serious mental and physical issues, and the pacing turns plodding at times. A similar musical, 1982's Starstruck by Gillian Armstrong, mined similar territory but succeeded in forging a connection between its main character and its audience all wrapped up in a driving, new wave energy style. Still, GOD HELP THE GIRL is an original, perfect realization of the Belle & Sebastian aesthetic. If you want to experience a homespun singing-in-the-streets musical that'll remind you of a simpler time where daydreaming at album cover art or creating memories with your friends was your life, you could do much worse.
Lenny R (nl) wrote: I can't vouch for the accuracy of the events, and Lee Tamahori doesn't exactly redeem himself - I've never liked his work - but Dominic Cooper is riveting in his dual role, making Uday utterly despicable and Latif thoroughly sympathetic with apparent ease. It's just a shame the special effects aren't better - a couple of times Cooper's head is clearly CG'd onto a double - but then, Tamahori never seems to care much if his effects are terrible, given the poor quality of the CGI in his other films. Ludivine Sagnier seems an odd choice for her role, though I suppose all that is really required of her is to be sexy, which she does without trying (though she's proven herself capable of considerably more). Philip Quast as Saddam? Didn't he use to be on Play School? Weird.It's very violent in parts, darkly amusing in others, but pretty weak overall. It's Cooper's performance alone that kept me interested.
Nic F (jp) wrote: Strange in a good way: somewhat funny but not a comedy, a bit slow... but it stays with you, and something about this portrayal of mental illness really resonated with me. I don't have exactly what she was supposed to in the film so I can't speak to that accuracy, but there were definitely universal aspects of mental illness that I connected with unexpectedly emotionally.