High Strung

High Strung

Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day of complaining to himself. However, the day proves to be much different than normal when Thane begins to recieve strange phone calls, letters, and voices in his head, all indicating that something will happen at 8 o'clock. As the day goes on, Thane rants and raves about the things that annoy him, as the clock slowly ticks closer and closer to his destiny

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:93 minutes
  • Release:1991
  • Language:English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:death,   writer,   paranoia,  

Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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Brett C (fr) wrote: Review In A Nutshell:Fish Tank details the story of Mia, a rebellious young girl, who's life has been affected by the sudden appearance of her mother's new boyfriend, Connor. The film explores ideas of parent-child relationships, fatherhood, love, rebellion, and exploitation. I found the relationship between Connor and Mia to be very interesting, as we see this empty void inside of her being filled by his presence. Though around halfway around the film, things do start to shift and the film instead shows the situation in a much more antagonistic kind of way; I am trying my hardest to not give away anything here as I found it to be much more effective coming into this film blind.Aside from the main storyline, the film also contains a couple of small sub plots that concerns our protagonist; these include her passion for dancing, her relationship with the young boy with the white horse, her disputes with her mother and sister; but all of these elements all eventually become essential pieces in telling the story of Connor and Mia. The film has quite a gritty dialogue; very urban and sleazy. Right from the start, the dialogue gives us a clear idea of what the characters are like, but it doesn't give everything away. It holds back a bit, in order for the audience to have something of the characters to dig into.The film features a hand-held style of photography that constantly captures the action. It feels a lot like a documentary, and it gives the audience the impression that they are standing right there watching her grow and express herself. By the end of the film, it feels like we know Mia more than any other character in that film because it felt like we were over her shoulder every step of the way. I think the bulk of the film's scenes were improvised, which I thought was great as it allowed the film to move very naturally and not give the cinematographer any restrictions in shooting.I believe the film contained some elements of original music but I cannot seem to remember it because I was so invested in the film's characters and plot that I forgot to step back and listen. Aside from that, the songs that do come on film are not applied for ambiance, but rather it's used as a prop for the characters in progressing the story forward. The dance sequences with music were satisfying but I couldn't help but feel that it could have been better; but for all I know, that would have been damaged the film's realism.The actors in this film were great, every single one of them gave a wonderful performance. Katie Jarvis as Mia gave the best performance in this film. Jarvis has never acted before this film, and the choice of having her play the film's protagonist makes sense, as the director wanted to accurately capture the feelings and movement of a 15 year old girl. Michael Fassbender as Connor was also great but when compared to Jarvis, he comes up a tad bit short. Fassbender's performance was definitely subtle, as his best qualities in film are the ones where he barely does anything. Kierston Wareing was, again, also great, as every time she opens her mouth you either cringe or be frustrated; which is exactly what the director was going for. They wanted us to be distant to this character, because that is exactly how our protagonist feels. By the end of the film, Wareing surprised me with a very tender moment between her and Jarvis, allowing me to change my perspective and showing more sympathy towards her.Fish Tank is a brilliant film filled with an impacting story and wonderful characters that were treated with love and passion from it's actors.

Fredde B (es) wrote: L'Affaire Cicron en franais

Anna B (au) wrote: Way too simplistic, way too anti-climactic. I liked all the characters, and the actors are really fun to watch interact (the interplay between Burke and Tomlinson feels very genuine), but there's really nothing in the antagonists (Jimmy is a cartoon of an evil ex-boyfriend; the Scottish criminals are harmless buffoons), so there's not much conflict and the whole thing feels inconsequential by the end.

Raquel O (kr) wrote: Even 10 years later, the advice still running- Brokers pls, does not use inside information as key for the sucess...You could be surprise...

Ashley (ag) wrote: The "true" story of Dracula.. It's actually very close to the truth. it's got some brutal war scenes too.

Tom H (au) wrote: George Burns is always a laugh. At best this movie is fairly good since it has moments of hilarity.

Crystal C (mx) wrote: Having not read Dennis Wheatley's 1953 novel i was a blank slate for this cinematic epic to make its mark upon . The nudity , satanic rituals , and classic battle of good vs. evil ... it is a very interesting piece , although the ending leaves something to be desired .

Donald W (ru) wrote: This is one of Russ Myer's low budget black and white movies. Unlike many of his movies there is no nudity in this movie. If it were made today it would be rated PG. It's not rated because it was made before the modern rating system started. It's about three Go-Go dancers going on a road trip into the desert in their sports cars. The acting is horrible. The main character just seems to be mad at everyone for no reason. The women in the movie all have big breasts and low cut tops. When they get to the dry lake bed they meet a guy and his girl friend. They challenge each other to a race. When it's over the leader of the three girls gets into a fight with the dude. The whole movie is just some excuse for two of the characters fighting each other in the mud and sand. When they're done somehow they get cleaned up and move on to the next scene. After she kills the first guy buy breaking his back they kidnap his girl friend and go to an isolated farm where there is a crippled old man with two sons. They're told by a gas station attendant that the old man has some money hidden somewhere on the farm. They try to find out where the money is. In the end the girl's leader get into a fight to the death with the old man's son and is killed. Although the acting is bad there is one good line. "Are you girls a bunch of nudist or are you just short of clothes?" I got this movie on Laserdisc. The Russ Myer estate has released it on DVD but I the Laserdisc was cheaper.

Stephen G (nl) wrote: A really well made script with incredibly intelligent, original, and amazingly executed ideas. The performances were competent and the filming was well done. This movie fails to rate with the masterpieces due to it's being just a little to ambiguous. Where does the vortex come from and why has this happened to Donnie other than someone else? It's good to be open to interpretation, but there should be some more specificity coming from such a bold idea. Is this God's plan. It's neat to think about, but there should be a more narrow amount of possibilities. It is still, nonetheless, worth a watch.

Harry C (us) wrote: 8/10This film has more on its agenda than mere thrills and supense, although those are plentiful. A Hitchcockian thriller in this sense, they don't make them like this any more (at least not in Hollywood), Red Lights relates the troubles of an overly domesticated man trying to regain his manhood and then some. But if there's a moral to this story it's that you should be careful what you wish for . . . or rather, you should be careful how you go about getting what you wish for. I was never sure where this film was going, which made it both interesting and entertaining; interesting being the key word, as this movie might make you rethink a few of your lifestyle choices, if not scare you into changing them; and that is a welcome change onto itself.

Kyle D (es) wrote: Stupid kid and monkey, that's why it has a good but not great rating.

Preston B (es) wrote: It's not as bad as the cat in the hat or the grinch and the animation nice and colorfulBut it still sucks in capturing the spirit of the dr suese book Instead of being clever and imaginative it's dull and dated and it tries way to hard to Amuse stupid teenagers. don't believe me there five songs in the whole movie and only one of the tells us to give a flying turd about the trees and it's only played at the end and it's still an omage to frozens let it go