Walter, an aspiring musician from Madrid, has a lot of troubles. After finding a videotape, he learns something which will alter his whole life, and put his Madrid problems on hold. In the ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Cuarteto de La Habana
Walter, an aspiring musician from Madrid, has a lot of troubles. After finding a videotape, he learns something which will alter his whole life, and put his Madrid problems on hold. In the ...
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Anne G (es) wrote: A worthy tale of caution. Appearing to have been given a mood but not a script allows the talents and beauty of both Chris Messina and Marin Ireland to shine. It also creates a bit, but only a bit, of empathy, for two characters who allow themselves to have a sometimes riotous, sometimes poignant, but always, shallow, selfish kind of love that leads to their devaluing of their own mental health, relationships and joy. Resigned contentedness by either participant is met with adolescent tantrums or plans for resolution that feel like a high stakes games of chicken. Each silently pleading that the other will flinch first, giving them a reprieve from having to test their commitment beyond the rooms.
(br) wrote: Trailer way better than the actual movie in my opinion. Apollo 18 consists on a silly plot with hardly any suspense making it very boring to watch. To add to that, the movie was filmed with an old fashioned 1960s camera making it annoyingly unclear.
Matthew P (fr) wrote: If you decide to watch Just Peck, (and I recommend you do, it's fabulous), and expect a light-hearted comedy, you should probably switch it off at about the 1 hour mark. Yes, you will miss its conclusion, and yes, that will suck, but if you only want something that is easy to watch, then this isn't the movie for you. The reason for this, is that around the aforementioned point in time, it takes a really, really dark turn. Now, I expected as much, there are little hints everywhere throughout the film, character quips and comments that might lead you to this conclusion, but I had no idea as to how much it would affect me emotionally. In hindsight, I probably should have recognized that it would, but that's the thing about hindsight--it's always 20-20. The plot revolves around one 15-year-old named Michael Peck (Keir Gilchrist). He's not exactly what you would call "popular", and is in fact one of the lesser known people in the school. Even when he gets put into detention for trying some weed, the principal has to ask if he's a new student. He had never been in trouble before, mostly due to the fact that his parents more or less control his life, all the way down to what extra-curricular activities he partakes in. Here is a child who has had little-to-no freedom for his entire life. He still gets everything picked out for him, and the day he finally is allowed to drink coffee is the biggest day of his life. His friend is a bit of a jerk, and they don't seem to be all that close. Although don't think that he's one of those "goodie-two-shoes" types of people, because he isn't. He--wait for it--skips school one day. It's on this day when he and his friend, Geiger, come across to other students skipping school. They're girls, something that almost seems like a foreign concept for our characters. "I get the blonde", Peck says. They meet the girls, and manage to get a ride back to school with them. After arriving, they decide to smoke some weed, something else that seems like a foreign concept to Peck. After this "experience", Peck and Geiger become closer to the two girls. One of them, Emily (Brie Larson), becomes much closer to Peck, even, at one point, asking him to come over to her house so they can get high once more. The only problem with this is that Emily and her friend are popular, while Peck and Geiger are not. So, yes, this is another story about class breaking in high school, and if you are already sick of that style of story, then you might just want to forget about Just Peck. Or at least, that's what I was thinking near the beginning of the film. See, there were only two things that kept me watching in the first half of the film. The first was the subtle hints dropped about Emily's parents, and the second was the script. The writing was something that I came to adore by the end of the film. It did a decent job of capturing the high school experience from the view of a "loser" like Peck, (or at least, how I would imagine it would be like...), and it also did a good job of being constantly humorous. While it was certainly tamer than high school actually is, I could see that they were trying to make the script edgy enough to make it seem like the children were rebellious. There were also some moments of brilliance, particularly when the characters were insulting third parties, seemingly coming up with said insults on the spot. Whether or not these scenes were improv is something I'll likely never find out, but if they were, good job actors! You know, I thought I was going to get tired of Keir Gilchrist in the lead role. I think it has something to do with his voice, although I'm not exactly sure. Five minutes in, I was already ready and willing to bully him, just as the kids at American High were doing. He did manage to grow on me though, possibly because of good acting, but also because of good characterization. None of the acting was poor, with the school principal, played by Camryn Manheim, being the stand-out performance. And mention must be given to the turns provided by Alan Arkin and Marcia Cross, who play Mr. and Mrs. Peck. They provide a lot of laughs as the stern, overbearing parents. Like I mentioned above, the characters were well-developed. Peck and Emily both got enough time to develop as a character, while also becoming characters that we will grow to care about. They each have problems, most of them stemming from their parents, and we get to learn, or infer, what these problems are and how each character deals with them. Some of them are heartbreaking, and ones that I could personally relate to--possibly being the reason I enjoyed this movie as much as I did. It's still really unfortunate how misleading this movie is. The turn near the end was really dark, and hit me like a wall. Again, this could be just because of how well I could relate to the characters involved, but man, that was hard to watch. I'll admit, I shed more than a singular tear at this point, as I could really empathize with the characters. Up until that point, it was a fairly light-hearted comedy, but here it turned into a very serious drama. It was an odd turn, but one that I did end up appreciating, because it means that you do get some sort of emotional release, even if it isn't the kind you want. One thing that I would like to point out is how American the film does feel. I mean, I'm not going to criticize it for this, because it doesn't get in the way of the overall product, but the Just Peck does feel like it's from the United States. The school is called "American High", the pledge of allegiance is done at least 3 times, and the American flag is shown prominently many times. I'm almost wondering if this, combined with the slightly over-the-top principal was used as a means of satirizing some part of American culture, which, I suppose could be true. What I'm getting at here is that I really enjoyed Just Peck. It felt like an authentic high school story, the characters were deep and changed as the film progressed, the acting was solid, and the attempted humor succeeded in making me laugh. I had no idea I would grow as attached to the characters as I did though, meaning the unexpected dark turn in the story hit me like a brick wall. That's not necessarily bad, but if you go in expecting a light comedy, (I hope you don't now, otherwise I haven't done my job properly), you'll be greatly shocked by this turn. I would definitely recommend giving Just Peck a watch though--it's just too enjoyable to pass up.
Ricky W (ca) wrote: Intriguing and hardcore rock & roll true story. Whew!
Kelly K (jp) wrote: The plot and the whole idea of this movie was brilliant. However, it wasn't directed or written well. For a "thriller" it had too many boring spots. I'll admit the ending is clever, but the execution of the movie doesn't live up to the actual story.
Helen C (ag) wrote: All stars is the best movie in history.
Kevin R (ag) wrote: I was a little familiar with Groucho Marx, he's been sort of portrayed by Bugs bunny and Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*SH* and I have seen a few episodes of his 1950's was it gameshow You Bet your Life. This was the first time I watched one of the Marx Brothers films. It was pretty much what I expected, a rollicking good time, funny, entertaining and I'd think groundbreaking at the time. It has some flaws in place and the sound was a little hard to hear in a few spots on the version I watched but it was better than at least 80% of the comedies Hollywood produces today. For a movie more than 80 years old to still be that entertaining it gets a 90. I would give it 100 but it is the only Marx film I've seen and have a feeling they have better. Will see won't I.
Lindsay E (fr) wrote: An amazing literary adaption that closely follows the book.
james f (br) wrote: Surprisingly funny, is bad idea to movie with good result
Joel M (ag) wrote: a typically fun Heston epic, although the way he so rapidly ascends to glory is a bit incongruous, just like with El Cid
Dustin F (nl) wrote: Great Movie! Its an 80s slasher people! Don't hate on it for what it can never be!