Young man in the prison is obsessed with a singer who is to perform in a new musical its director is currently auditioning for. He escapes and through complex and often very funny series of events ends up being the main star of the musical, only to be discovered by the police the day before the premiere...OK, enough spoilers! The story keeps going on... Lots of great dialogs, awesome music and singing, and ever-twisting story (plus, the parallels between the play's script and the real story) makes this one of the most enjoyable Czech movies I've seen in years (and I've seen many)! Definitely check it out if you like comedy, drama, musicals, and theater.
Young man in the prison is obsessed with a singer who is to perform in a new musical its director is currently auditioning for. He escapes and through complex and often very funny series of events ends up being the main star of the musical, only to be discovered by the police the day before the premiere...OK, enough spoilers! The story keeps going on... Lots of great dialogs, awesome music and singing, and ever-twisting story (plus, the parallels between the play's script and the real story) makes this one of the most enjoyable Czech movies I've seen in years (and I've seen many)! Definitely check it out if you like comedy, drama, musicals, and theater. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Mad M (ru) wrote: A very cool premise. The story has too much overlap, which slows it down.
Vite M (ag) wrote: In Crazy, Stupid, Love, Steve Carell plays a character who is very similar to his role as Andy from the 40 Year Old Virgin. There is even a friend (Ryan Gosling) who coaches him on picking up women. The rom-com is mildly enjoyable, providing sporadic laughs. It's also entirely forgettable because of the unoriginality of the story and plethora of contrivances.
Daniel C (kr) wrote: [size=3][font=Tahoma]Worth watching, if for no other reason to witness the climax. The effects of electromagnetic frequencies on DNA and mental activity is interpreted in a rather convincing way in this 5-minute stretch of the movie. Unfortunately, you must suffer through the grueling 90 minutes that leads up to the climax to get the full effect. At least you'll get a laugh or two out of the profuse Minnesotan accents all over town! [/font][/size]
Myron C (br) wrote: this is a pretty great indie movie and it was shot all in manitoba, mostly in winnipeg.
Hallie G (au) wrote: Unfortunately you won't learn anything about the Muslim world or the comedy of India and Pakistan in this movie, because the protagonist is too inept at his research. Because I kept thinking I would have liked a little bit more success from Albert Brooks in his project, but perhaps the ineptitude was part of the point of this movie. I also had to smack a few points off the score for stapling in a pretty assistant who brought a smidge of romantic tension to the partnering with 60-something Brooks, even though the character herself was not uncharming and not wholly misplaced from the ensemble of Brooks' team (could have been much worse from a feminist perspective!), but the bit when she came to him hoping for help getting rid of her jealous boyfriend was a bit revolting in stereotypical aging-man egomania and I could help wishing that they could have made that character less of the Hollywood female sex symbol stereotype - maybe less pretty, maybe more interesting. All negs aside, I found the film and all the self-deprecation very affable and had some great laughs.
butch h (au) wrote: A soldier stationed on a deserted beach wakes up and discovers that it's not going to be an ordinary day: there are the elections, but nobody seems to know anything about them. Just as an electoral urn is being parachuted from the sky, a young woman disembarks on the beach. To the soldier's bafflement, it turns out that she is in charge of the mobile electoral seat and voting on the islands; therefore the soldier is obliged to obey her orders and escort her with his rifle and army jeep across the desert, where the woman obstinately intends to collect the votes. During the day, stressed by a series of absurd events, the two learn to get to know each other. At sunset, when the young woman leaves, the man realizes that the secret vote contained much more than he had ever imagined.
Roxanne r (gb) wrote: Did a lot better plot wise than the Marilyn Monroe version was heading towards, but Monroe's personality worked a lot better. And this Bianca was no where near as classy as the first one.
Private U (it) wrote: Amazingly dark in places for what could have been a fluff film. From the opening scene of the sounds of Paris to the meme of "Isn't it Romantic" traveling across the countryside and the heart wrenching some about being a pickpocket, this movie is full of delights and surprises. Maurice Chevalier is at the top of his form. We caught it one evening on TCM with my teenage daughter, who exclaimed "That was the best film ever!"
Jacob E (es) wrote: I feel similarly to this film as I do with Potemkin. I appreciate it as a revolutionary piece of film history but I have zero desire to ever watch it again.
(it) wrote: The horrific account of 6 year old (Martin Bristol), abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman. Graham Sutter teaches Martin how to be a serial killer
Yash B (ag) wrote: I feel the movie is different from most sci-fi stories and is unique enough to warrant a watch. I think the world is constructed creatively and the movie has big ideas. I just feel like for the most part, I didn't think a whole lot happened in the movie and I felt the pacing wasn't always the best. I'm probably with the minority on this one, but I don't see why this is one is considered one of the best movies in the genre. It is definitely original, but there are better sci-fi movies and better movies that Ridley Scott has made out there.