The movie's main storyline follows the life of Otík, a mentally retarded young man, in a tight-knit village community. The sweet-tempered Otík works as an assistant truck driver with Mr. Pávek, his older colleague and practical-minded neighbor. Pávek's family takes care of Otík, whose parents are dead. However, the two coworkers become at odds over Otík's inability to perform even the simplest tasks. Pávek demands that Otík be transferred to assist another driver, who happens to be a choleric and suspicious man named Turek (Turk in Czech). Rather than work with Turek, Otík decides to accept an offer of employment in Prague, but finds he does not fit in to the city life. After discovering that the transfer of Otík to Prague was a trick by a crooked politician to get a deal on Otík's large inherited house, Pávek agrees to give Otík a second chance and retrieves him from the city to resume their work together.
Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
isaac c (nl) wrote: Something like wes anderson would do with a mix of Shaun of the deads humor
Brandon S (es) wrote: A solid action movie with a great cast that has chemistry and plenty of exciting action set pieces. It's also a movie that isn't much else, nor does it pretend to be, and in that it's an enormous success.James Mangold is yet to make a bad film in my eyes. He showed his strong dramatic chops with "Walk the Line," as well as great action prowess with his stellar remake of "3:10 to Yuma". He's a well-rounded filmmaker from top to bottom, and this is probably his most 'fun' film to date.Tom Cruise is one of the world's few remaining true to form 'movie stars'. His name alone can sell a movie for almost any audience and this film is proof of why that is. He's just as charismatic and physical an actor as he was in the 1980's, and he more than sells the character's over-the-top tone with a great mix of self-aware comedy and clichd drama.Cameron Diaz, who I typically don't care for, also shines in this movie. Her chemistry with Cruise is just magnetic. Now, she's no Oscar contender as of yet, but she fits this role like a glove. A much better fit than the miscast Katharine Heigl in the significantly worse "Killers," which has drawn a lot of comparison to "Knight and Day".Overall, this is a slick action movie with a lot of exciting action from a profoundly talented director and a cast of interesting characters. I really enjoyed this stylish spy action comedy!
David V (jp) wrote: The joke was funny the first 3 times.
Sapphire G (us) wrote: Really interesting film about sexuality, acceptance, and love amidst a difficult scenario. How can a man/woman feel like a woman/man on the inside? Is there anything such as being born in the wrong body? And still, this character loved his wife, loved her, more than anything in the world, so why would he 'choose' to hurt her? He didnt choose, he just hid who he was for a long time for fear of society's judgement and for love of his family. I wont deny that many times while watching this I just wondered "How is this possible? What's wrong with this old man?" Clearly my perspective on this is limited to my own experience, so I cant say I understand completely, but people like this man exist and they are who they are, there's no need for judgement. Tom Wilkinson's performance was outstanding and Jessica Lange was just brilliant, just her facial expressions were riveting enough to feel for her.
Diana S (nl) wrote: Bewitching: at times spooky, at times charming.
Doug K (nl) wrote: Dark, broody and bleak... This movie wouldn't deliver nearly as much as it does without the work from a diverse and incredibly talented cast.
Saharat S (nl) wrote: I guess this is a meditation on suicide and whether life is worth living - the gimmick is that people are brainwashed into committing suicide - French director, German actors, everyone speaks English - kind of a mess
Robert S (mx) wrote: I used to think of this as a perfect film. It's not. It can be pretentious. It can be slow. The movie is about three hours(!!!) long. But then again, everything is needed. No part of this film could be cut without leaving the film incomplete, and if it had been done any differently, it wouldn't be the great film that it is. It's brilliant. It's Chinatown.
Alice S (fr) wrote: A thirteen-year-old boy wishes to be big, and his wish comes true. Except there's no time travel element, which really sticks in my craw. This kidult immediately lands a job in the big city and masquerades as a genius toy titan for an entire month? A thirty-something woman has sex with a pre-pubescent? The floor piano scene IS really cute, but was 1989 just a slow enough talent year for Tom Hanks to be Oscar-nominated for his perfectly ordinary performance?