The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Their visits to Cesare and then to Puck, one of Gina's older friends, a landowner losing his land, dramatize contrasting images of Italy's future. Their own futures are bleak.
Writer:Bernardo Bertolucci (story and screenplay), Gianni Amico (screenplay)
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Kenny V (fr) wrote: Funny, charming and heartfelt. I loved ever minute of this gem.
Tamsin P (gb) wrote: Sorry, but I didn't like it.
Robert M (kr) wrote: It's disappointing that the zombies are gone after the 30 minute mark. The dialog can get pretty cheesy, the villain is over-the-top cartoonish and some of the waxy animation just isn't up to the standards set by Advent Children.
Michael F (fr) wrote: A very well acted and shot film, but leaves out some very important details that would better illustrate the fundemental growth/lack there of, of both main characters.
Christopher H (us) wrote: More like an episode of "Mad Men", Todd Haynes' period piece drama "Far From Heaven" tackles some racy issues including homosexuality in the late '50s, interracial relationships, and divorce, all on the backdrop of a picture perfect '50s family. Julianne Moore plays the matriarch of the family, Cathy Whitaker, a stay-at-home mom with more on her plate than the average professional. Between magazine interviews, party planning, and keeping the household in order, Cathy barely has enough time to gossip with her fellow stay-at-home wives, including Eleonor (Patricia Clarkson). Her drifting husband, Frank (Dennis Quaid) is kept away from the home by work, or so he would have her think. A late night dinner run to the office to see her husband proves harmful when the truth surfaces of why he actually stays late at work. Add to that the blossoming relationship between herself and her black gardener Raymond (Dennis Haysbert) and the film is a muddle of a gossiper's delight. Moore steals the show with her reserved nature, powering through the heavy portions of the film, putting the entire cast of "Mad Men" to shame. However, Quaid and Haysbert never quite bring to the table the same level of awe. And Viola Davis shows her uncanny nature as a maid almost a decade before "The Help". "Far From Heaven" never quite answers a majority of its questions and really does come off like an episode of a television show, but with enough star power and "before its time" content, the film holds together well enough to captivate.
irene c (gb) wrote: it is actuallt a very good foreign film. zaza is wanting to get married. but instead of the young firl that his parents have decide for him to married, he gets involved with someone who has a kid and is divorced. and even though they try to make it work, there are a lot of twists and turns and it does give you a better understanding about the indian culture. a good dvd.
John Eric D (it) wrote: It is a perfect example of an artsy film combined with over the top martial arts. The first thing I noticed here is the superb cinematography. Widest setting from China to some deserted land. It is visually stunning at some point. The fight scenes are well choreographed, just don't expect any realism in the fighting sequences. It's like watching a Wushu type of martial arts combined with some harmonic Chinese theme in the background. It's a gracefully made martial arts film. There's more fantasy to it actually, like they are flying around like ninjas on hyper mode. The story is about this young woman, who is obsessed in this sword called the green destiny, but is also in cahoots with the evil Jade. This evil Jade and this warrior named Li Mu Bai, has some collision in the past. Dynasty vs. another dynasty. I thought, this is a very long story, but they fitted in a short 2 hour film. It could have been better, if this film splits into two parts. Has some romantic parts in it, has some cool fights actually, by means of well choreographed sword fights. By all accounts, Ang Lee proves he can make such beautiful art and house drama and martial arts action at the same time. 4/5.
Aaron E (au) wrote: Drawn out, yet, entertaining Sci-fi.
Oliver S (fr) wrote: Heh - oh, it's THIS movie.The one with the incredible flashback sequence where Trog appears to have witnessed millions and millions of year of evolution and natural disaster in his past. Also, we find that dinosaurs were made of clay.
Sean B (au) wrote: Agnes Moorehead!! Technicolor!!!
Jeff Z (ru) wrote: Dated Bette Davis potboiler about a escort girl who turns against her crimelord boss after he kills her sister. She decides to play ball with prosecutor David Graham (Humphrey Bogart) and agrees to testify against him. However this is less interesting than it sounds. Based on the story of Lucky Luciano, the most interesting thing is seeing Bogart's 2nd wife Mayo in action as one of the girls. He dropped her like a hot rock when he met Bacall.
Ashley M (mx) wrote: It's a really good movie and it was really enjoyable to watch
Ryan F (es) wrote: Jake Gyllenhaal gives a strong performance as the creepy, psychopathic monster, Lou Bloom. Bloom takes a liking to freelance crime journalism and becomes very disturbing and menacing in the process. Definitely on of Jake Gyllenhaal's best performances. Rene Russo was also strong in her performance.
Nicholas G (it) wrote: I watched a couples of episodes of the TV series and when it was announced that they were making a movie I thought it would be good. I don't think this is as good as the tv series but I would recommend this movie because I had a good time watching it, I expected more from such a talented cast, and there where not that many movies scenes where I laughed. I would highly recommend this movie to friends who want to watch something on a Friday or Saturday night before going out.
Jamie I (us) wrote: Yeah, I wanted to punch creepy hotel manager (masterfully played by Frank Whaley) in the face. And Kate Beckinsale was for a good chunk of the movie an uber bitch. But Luke Wilson gave her what for. And holy crap was Ethan Embry unrecognizable! I had to keep squinting. "Is that really him?" Not the worst movie ever and not the best a somewhere in between. I'll leave this one up to you.
Lisa S (de) wrote: vaness aredrgave is so good in this movie. shes a tecehr and someone walks in and kills themslve in her house. its a good moviemore ppl shoudl watch it!