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For Your Consideration
Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
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Silvestre S (es) wrote: Boring and unexciting story and doesn't contain any action at all this movie may be categorized as cinematic excrement
Robert H (es) wrote: From the creators of PERSEPOLIS comes the tale of a man who loses all hope and decides to die after his favorite violin is destroyed. That might sound odd, but of course it is a gross oversimplification of what goes on in CHICKEN WITH PLUMS. The central character, Nasser Ali (Matthieu Amalric), does indeed lose his precious violin, but its significance is revealed is multiple flashback sequences which give him background, motivation and depth. I don't really want to spoil anything, so I'll just say that the end result is rather poetic and touching. From a visual standpoint, it continues from the same place that PERSEPOLIS came from, while imbuing it with lots of color and fantastic elements. The film feels like a fairy tale at times, with a sense of whimsy and free-flowing creativity that flies in the face of rather depressing subject matter. Matthieu Amalric does a standup job as Nasser Ali, bringing a certain world-weariness to his character as well as youthful optimism in the flashback scenes. Ultimately, by the end of the film you understand why Nasser has chosen to just give up (although I don't condone suicide). Thematically, I think the film works on a couple of levels. First, there is the surface story which is about losing hope and one's raison d'etre. However, with a character named "Iran," I also think that there is a subtle political allegory as well. The film takes place in the 1950's and references are made visually and through dialogue to indicate that Marjane Satrapi is making commentary on this particular period of Iranian history. She also takes some potshots at America that I thought were slightly uncalled for, although no less funny in the context of the film. My only real issues with the film are that the supporting characters are mostly sidelined and/or underwritten, and the narrative structure lends itself to being a little episodic at times. That being said, though, I was quite pleased with the end result and emotionally invested the whole way. Overall, CHICKEN WITH PLUMS is a delightful cinematic confection from Marjane Satrapi about her native Iran. The subject matter is kind of depressing, but plenty of visual sugar (along with some emotional heft) helps the medicine go down smoothly.
Mr Movie R (br) wrote: I don't know why Alex Kendrick movies get a bad rep from critics.
Jennie R (ru) wrote: The first fifteen minutes scream cheesy but this is really a great Christmas movie. The MN accents are REALLY bad (hence only 4 stars given). The movie shows the real fears of "coming out" and losing your family. One of the characters says to his partner, "I miss how my Mom treated before she knew." What a sad but thought provoking statement. Everyone should take the time to see this corny little film.
Amanda X (ru) wrote: It's too bad to really make fun of. This is just bad.
Greg W (es) wrote: Marie Dressler won the Best Actress Oscar for this MGM film, which was a huge hit, turning her and Wallace Beery into Hollywood's most popular stars in the early 1930s.
Marko Z (gb) wrote: Undoubtably one of the worst movies I've seen in my life.
Michal Z (au) wrote: Travolta is terrific as a bad guy. Its a shame and a mistake that 'Golden Raspberries' nominated him for a 'Razzie'. A real pain in the ass, but otherwise solid action movie that did fine at the Box Office worldwide. Made on a $102 million budget resulting in a worldwide gross of around $147 million. Definitely would recommend.