From the Hip
Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of murder.
- Stars:Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Darren McGavin, Dan Monahan, David Alan Grier, Nancy Marchand, Allan Arbus, Edward Winter, Richard Zobel, Ray Walston, Robert Irvin Elliott, Beatrice Winde, Art Hindle, Priscilla Pointer,
- Director:Bob Clark,
- Writer:Bob Clark, David E. Kelley (screenplay), David E. Kelley (story)
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(jp) wrote: hilarious animation!
(us) wrote: I would place this in the heirarchy of black comedies. It is up there with Dr. Strangelove and M*A*S*H.
(mx) wrote: Okay it had its comedy. It had its: American idol, Brittney Spears, gay comedy montage. Yes the nipple ripping scene made me feel that. The movie was not very good being a little older to look back at. I loved it at the time, but come on 300 was awesome, great idea to parady it, but some things you should not parady.
(ag) wrote: "Far over the misty mountains cold, to dungeons deep and caverns old, we must away ere break of day, to seek the pale enchanted gold," (Tolkien, 15). And that's precisely what The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey is all about. Voyaging to the misty mountains to reclaim a stolen treasure. Bilbo Baggins, a respectable hobbit is having a grand time staying in his home and enjoying his life. However, when the wizard Gandalf appears on his door step and invites him on an adventure, even though Bilbo politely declines, the viewer can foreshadow some exciting events appearing in the future of the story. Soon after when Bilbo is making supper for himself, thirteen dwarves lead by the legendary Thorin Oakenshield arrive at his house, eat his food, and inform him further on the adventure that they are taking part in and how he is going with them as well. Before Bilbo can fully realize what's going on, he's sitting on a pony riding towards his destiny.As a fan of both The Hobbit books and films, I can safely say that unlike other books into films this adaptation did a fine job of giving the flavor of the original Tolkien stories as well as giving viewers background of other Tolkien lore. An example of this is the beginning of the film when it showed how the dwarfs lost their kingdom and why they are going on this quest. This was not in the book.One thing I really enjoyed was all the songs sung by the dwarfs. I think that they really added to the mood of the scenes. Unfortunately, all the songs in the book were not in the movie. Throughout the book songs were sung by the elves and goblins that were not included in the movies. I also thought that the costumes perfectly represented each character and were well thought out. Bilbo's for example, exquisitely captured his personality. As he started out he was clad in fancier clothing and as his point of view changed throughout the story and he became more passionate about the adventure, his clothes grew dirty.Although this film doesn't stick religiously to the original book, it does an excellent job of bringing Tolkien's book to life. Nothing can replace the original story as imagined by a reader. Nevertheless the special effects and scenery were incredible and come pretty close to how I pictured it would look. I would watch again.
(jp) wrote: Pour moi c'tait un film d'horreur a l'age ou jai vu le film, maintenant que je regarde ca, eum...
(gb) wrote: A jewish boy is going to have his barmitzva, but he has his doubts about why, when and where. It has to be good and big and all that, but the family have its problems keeping up with the Steins. No big suprises, but a allround good movie
(nl) wrote: it was kinda funny how they both ended up tricking each other.i wish stacey dash was in more movies.
(jp) wrote: I dont want to watch.
(gb) wrote: The problem with this film (and perhaps with life generally) is that there is rather too much Louis Jourdan and not enough Maurice Chevalier. That said, the Chevalier here, charming though he may be, is really only one step away from dirty old man (and also tainted by his real-life involvement with the Vichy government). I prefer the young Chevalier energetically enacting French stereotypes in Love Me Tonight (1932). But to return to the film at hand, as I said, there is too much Louis Jourdan and the picture becomes a bit dreary as we wait for him to realize that he is in love with young Leslie Caron. He is much better in Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948). Caron herself is delightful as a rambunctious young girl being groomed to be a courtesan/prostitute - but playing younger than her age (27 playing, what, 16?) exaggerates her age difference with Jourdan which is kind of icky. The songs by Lerner & Loewe vary in quality - only "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" was familiar to me. However, Vincente Minnelli and his art department do work their magic to recreate Paris at the turn of the (last) century and overall the film is diverting enough to have won a bunch of Oscars.
(ca) wrote: This was made in the naive days when people believed in Freud and psychoanalysis instad of meds and "feelgood" doctors. It was an inspiration to me in my adolescence and may actuallyly have contributed to my career choice later in life. the acting is superb; it's hard to say whose performance was the best as they were all magnificent. I watched it again recently and cried as if I were seeing it for the first time.
(it) wrote: In some case, 'friends forever' was mistaken.Being a B movie, it is not that bad. It is eligible for some minor exceptions and if you consider that while watching it, then it does not disappoint much. Yes, there are many similar films like this, but what makes it somewhat special is that it is quite freely explored its contents without stressing out on detailing everything. I meant it was a simple road adventure film and you would feel it very familiar yet you will realise that it is not worth criticing it.The actors were decent, but expected much better. Directed by a newcomer who had written many screenplays similar this theme. Like I said it was quite predictable, at a time decently enjoyable with a few laughs now and then, especially that Mexican police station scene was hilarious. You might get a million reasons to dislike it, but you achieve nothing from it. According to me it was surely a decent watch, hence not a must see, but if you do, then don't take it seriously, try to have fun within its limits.6/10