Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child, Mordechay. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira's promised match. Everything changes when a match is proposed to Yochay-Esther's late husband-to a widow from Belgium. Yochay feels it's too early, although he realizes that sooner or later he must seriously consider getting married again. When the girls' mother finds out that Yochay may marry the widow and move to Belgium with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty. She will find out that the void which she must choose exists only within her heart.
Steve G (mx) wrote: A jaw dropping look at how misinformation has shaped american culture and led us into a sense of false security. Chances are that after watching this movie you think of a loved one of a dear friend that has been affected.
Richard D (nl) wrote: Now this is what I'm talking about! So many of these exploitation film homages being cranked out bear no resemblance to their supposed inspirations. This is how you do it right. It's not perfect ... It goes on for too long, and although the final climax is pretty funny, I had a difficult time still caring by that point. Worth a view just for Captain Kangaroo Pimp, and there's a hell of a lot of equally funny stuff.
Dawn R (us) wrote: I fell asleep. It wasn't funny at all.
Senh D (au) wrote: Cold Mountain - It's a well made film with good acting and cinematography. It's not my type of movie, but since it was nominated for a bunch of Academy Awards and did nearly $100M at the box office, I wanted to see it. It's a love story set during the Civil War. Jude Law plays a Confederate deserter who must travel through a long distance to return to his love (played by Nicole Kidman) while being persued by Confederate soldiers. Because he's Jude Law, he has to push away advances from various hotties (including Natalie Portman) during his journey. What's interesting and great is the way the love story is told so convincingly despite Jude Law's character being is a man of few words. Renee Zellweger's character also brought some fun to the straight-forward love story. Red Trousers - Robin Shou's documentary about Hong Kong stuntmen is kinda interesting - although a lot of the stuff seem like something I've already seen or heard from other documentaries on Hong Kong films. The film within the documentary is also really, really bad; the fight choreography is not bad tho. I'm glad it's only used to illustrate the stunts. Still, it kinda feels like the documentary is an after-thought - as if he realized how incredibly bad his film was during shooting so he just kept the behind the scene stuff, added some interviews with a couple high profile stuntmen (Sammo, the Leung family), and turned it into a documentary. Jackie Chan: My Stunts - Since I reviewed Red Trousers, I might as well review this documentary on the stuntwork on Jackie's films as a comparison. I saw this several years ago. It's simply the best documentary ever made about Hong Kong stuntwork and fight choreography. It's as if you have Jackie Chan, the man responsible for changing the way Hong Kong action films were made, unveiling the magic behind his films. Oh wait, that is Jackie Chan! He not only shows you how some of the stunts in his films were done, but he also shows you how it was edited and where the camera was placed. With Jackie, you get it from different perspectives - as stuntman, director, and editor. As far as documentaries go, this is one of the greats. It's too bad Documentaries weren't that popular then, because this would have scored really well with critics - even though the appeal may not be too wide.
Peter P (fr) wrote: Good movie, kinda slow, but the story makes it worth it.
Robert R (es) wrote: Underdog stories don't get much more original than this spectacularly conceived, well-performed drama from Eminem and director Curtis Hanson. Similar to Hanson's "L.A. Confidential," "8 Mile" is a complicated love letter to the city it takes place in (Detroit) and a fantastic tale of the strife that may take place there.
Charlie G (br) wrote: A little corny but delightful
Michael D (fr) wrote: Still holds up. It might be nostalgia but I still love this movie. I have to say the special effects could be better. I would love to see a contemporary version with special effects. Though for the time it is pretty amazing what they accomplished.
Dario R (mx) wrote: Pretty good movie, it only took me 26 years to finally see the film. Robert Downy Jr's performance is amazing, and truthfully I was somewhat bored when he wasn't on screen. But having James Spader in the film made up for it. It was nostalgic seeing all that 80's stuff, especially the big hair.
Shalini B (ru) wrote: A must watch for anyone who loves Dogs
Icel S (au) wrote: my favorite Robert Downey movie!
Brian B (ag) wrote: This is definitely one of the most weirdest films I've ever seen. Despite its weirdness though, I actually found it to be thoroughly entertaining and I even got a few chuckles out of it due to its weirdness.Henry, our protagonist, faces a number of bizarre and horrifying obstacles before meeting someone of the opposite sex and her family.This film sure does have a lot of weird events which go on in it. However, I feel that every event which goes on in it has a purpose. Also, I felt that none of the events were there just to be there. None of them felt forced and many of them caused different reactions out of me. Some of them unnerved me while some actually got a few chuckles out of me due to how bizarre they were. It was an odd reaction I got out of it but it did make the movie more entertaining.This film may not make much sense to some but it's art. Art has multiple interpretations to it. Many people have their own interpretation to the film. I've seen many of them. My interpretation of the film is that it takes place on another planet and all the weird things which go on are alien-like. They seem weird to us but it feels normal to all the people who live there. There are a few other valid interpretations I've seen brought up but this one makes the most sense to me.Also, the visuals are amazing. Despite being almost 40 years old, they still look very disturbing and that's pretty impressive especially when you consider other films around the time period. Also, I really liked the sound design. It is well-done as well and it also adds much more to the disturbing graphics. It works well with the visuals.In conclusion, this movie is amazing. I think that this film is an outstanding masterpiece. This is a superb work of art. It leaves a lot of room for interpretation and it is never too complicated as well. If you want to see one of the most weirdest movies out there then make sure you watch this. It is not only weird but it is also well-written.
Brian V (it) wrote: One of those so bad it's good horror movies of the 80s
Andrew N (ru) wrote: Just meh. cool effects but overall lame.