Based on the successful 1956 Broadway production of the same name by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, the film focuses on Ella Peterson, who works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. Peterson, based on Mary Printz, who worked at Green's service, listens in on others' lives and adds some interest to her own humdrum existence by adopting different identities for her clients. They include an out-of-work Method actor, a dentist with musical yearnings, and in particular playwright Jeffrey Moss, who is suffering from writer's block and desperately needs a muse.
Writer:Betty Comden (screen play), Adolph Green (screen play), Betty Comden (musical play "Bells Are Ringing"), Adolph Green (musical play "Bells Are Ringing
Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Don S (us) wrote: Awfully bad Australian horror movie. The acting is some of the worst I've seen, the story seemed to have been written by a middle schooler, and the effects are terrible. There is nothing positive I can say about this except Chloe Boreham is decent looking.
Dan A (nl) wrote: Woefull. ..... where do I start. Promised alot but deliverd nothing, terrible acting, no character development, weird camera angles...... Just absolute crap!!!!!
Nola B (fr) wrote: Amazing movie! A look at life in a Carthusian monastery. In the busy and noisy world we live in, taking time to rest and take a glimse of those who have committed their lives to silence was a worshipful experience.
Darren G (fr) wrote: Missed the first quarter of the film but was hooked after that. Well written, skillfully acted out and heart wrenching in places, it draws a perfect parallel between giving up a drug your body is dependent on and finally having the courage to say goodbye to the past.
Jackie D (gb) wrote: Hilarious! Family Guy is the best.
Jure K (br) wrote: Solidan akcijski film redatelja Johnnie Toa, ne odskace od njegovih ostalih uradaka po nicemu specificnom, ipak spomenia bi da je redatelj uspia u tome da prikaze jednu noc u Hong Kongu na jedan izrazito zanimljiv nacin, a pohvalio bi i njegov smisao za humor, to jest za ironiju... mali minus bi dao zbog manjka scena pucnjave, sto sam u ovome filmu ocekivao u izobilju (Kao npr. u "Exiled").
Clyde B (kr) wrote: This is the kind of film watched instead of all the trash that is made out there now. Let use make more films like this. SWEET LAND
Ryan B (nl) wrote: i love how the movie ends but they destroy the machine before everyone is normal sized again
Carla H (ag) wrote: Less-than-half engaging, loosely directed, with some barely likeable actors, and yet The Retrieval is packed with all the bread it needs. Overall, the soft-paced historically based drama treks as if campaigning for the dried-up, burnt-down American wilderness, or perhaps Wiedemann's equally passive musical score.
Leong C (mx) wrote: Although predictable and straight forward, the flick was entertaining thanks to the casting...
Sgt C (au) wrote: (73%)Without a doubt one of the best blaxploitation movies ever to be spawned from the era. Fred Williamson is perfect in the lead role playing a character that is far from the good guy, or hero of the movie, as he ruthlessly takes whatever he can get, and with force if needs be. And like a lot of these movies they tried to please the audience with a mix of drama and action that works well, so too James Brown's super cool soundtrack. Of course the movie isn't perfect (the pace goes AWOL at times, and the small budget is pushed to the limit), but overall this is a fine example of the breed, with a good morality tale at its heart.
Quincy T (mx) wrote: Nice animation hindered by inconsistent gibberish. There's a strange tendency in Japanese animation , it often uses cryptic and vague script to give the illusion of depth. Those who are familiar with animes or games would recognize this outdated pattern, the quirky storytelling would seem to be meaningful as the characters brood over a crisis, yet it barely tells anything relevant to the audience. In some cases it might even alienate the viewers.This is the persisting problem with Harlock. It certainly presents good quality visual as it floats across the light show, but the vague narrative hurts the presentation. The dialogues may sound flamboyant, yet it is actually shallow and superficial. Backstory is glossed over while the interactions are deprived of enjoyment. The characters, even though looking attractive, just can't generate enough interest as they banter with foreign jargon.It even resembles teen drama instead of space voyage at times. Development is often crude, only to give dramatic scenes without substance. The main story follows Yama as he tries to catch the titular Harlock. Both of them are not that audience friendly, they are already in lamentation with barely any introduction. It's hard to relate since they look like generic RPG cast with average mellow issue.Then it becomes heavily convoluted as the movie tries to mix strange terms, they sound ominously impaction like dark matter or ancient race, but material is too thin. After a hefty amount of scenery changes, cool poses and starship fights, the movie can barely hold interest for characters and with relatively long runtime it turns into a plodding endeavor.This is Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within all over again, glossy effect and drab boring story. It will be hard to either garner interest for new audience or please old fans with such lackluster narrative, but at least it works for an eye candy.
Kandis A (gb) wrote: Not a good movie at all!!! I can't see how this movie was even greenlit to be made. Plot was all over the place and very immature and juvenile. I expected more from my favorite stand up comedian, Mike Epps!!!