Unni (Dileep) has many debts and no way to repay them. He decides to commit suicide so that his parents can use the insurance money to repay the debts, but he is saved by a fisherman named Gangadharan (Cochin Haneefa) and his employee Ramanan (Harisree Ashokan). When they notice Unni drowning, Unni pretends to be deaf and mute so that they will not understand the truth. Gangadharan has a debt of his own, to a Punjabi family of money lenders who have settled in Kerala. He asks Unni and Ramanan to work at their home until he can repay it. There Unni meets a Punjabi girl named Pooja (Mohini), who is partially deaf and completely mute. They fall in love and decide to get married. Unni's family finds out that he is not dead and they come to see him with his old girlfriend Sujatha (Jomol), who allows Unni to marry Pooja.
Lauren S (gb) wrote: A fantastic film with a wonderful cast.
Peter P (au) wrote: Interesting in parts, but boring in most, and it just seemed to get lost somewhere in the middle, and never really gets back on track.
quentin t (jp) wrote: I could not possibly believe how this movie turned out to be so disgustingly bad. The trailer is good, as far as I can remember. It is funny in a way that it tries to be cool, but all it could offer are jokes simple enough to think that they are dumb. This B-movie has lots of cuts, , cheap special effects, and never horrifying, sometimes funny screenplay. Besides the good cinematography, nothing else is good about this film. It is pretty understandable that it is a satire of the gory filmmaking industry, but the screenplay failed to expose its agenda. Added to this are the real bad actors, especially Isaac Beaumonde, the silly-acting detective.
Philomena F (us) wrote: Not my favourite Almodvar film as its very drawn out but good nonetheless.
Kaela M (us) wrote: Its reall good. i have it.
Jack H (au) wrote: The story of 'Dead Presidents' is a clear and familiar one. It follows Anthony Curtis and his friends through the Bronx to Vietnam and then back to the Bronx, covering a period in excess of five years. The film is constructed in three acts, much like 'The Deer Hunter', only it isn't three hours long. It begins with with graduation, a warm, nostalgic passage of the film which develops its characters well. The second act is Vietnam, which packs some strong imagery and generally avoids indulging in the horrors of war cliches. The third act finds the young men back in the Bronx, feeling lost, unappreciated and without means to an end. The film isn't dramatically affecting, it hasn't got the pathos of 'The Deer Hunter' or 'Born on the Fourth of July'. It has weighty themes, but the film isn't weighty at all. This didn't bother me though, there are plenty of films that successfully tackle those issues. 'Dead Presidents' may be rather theatrical, sometimes predictable storytelling, but it's laced with action, affable characters, funny moments and well orchestrated, perhaps slightly excessive, action set pieces.
Julie G (br) wrote: Entertaining sci-fi flick that doesn't take itself seriously.
Robert I (us) wrote: Roy Scheider, Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Stern. 'nough said. Need more? Super helicopter. A government conspiracy to create more gang violence to approve said Super Helicopter is uncovered and a PTS Vietnam vet hijacks the helicopter to protect the woman he loves so she can reveal it. Lots of build up for the third act, but Roy and Daniel make an adorable team. Good, tense fun.
Michael H (kr) wrote: The so-called special effects were handled in two ways: 1) Real rabbits filmed in slow-mo, hippity-hopping over miniature homesteads, or 2) Stuntmen in bargain-bin "Bugs Bunny" costumes. Believe it or not, a bona fide author actually sat down and wrote a whole book on this premise -Night of the Lepusis based upon the novelThe Year of the Angry Rabbitsby Russell Braddon. (I guess the film budget couldn't afford the whole year.)
Tasos L (nl) wrote: A bit boring.. Not Hitchcock's best.
Lee M (ru) wrote: Formulaic, this Oscar-winning comedy reaffirmed the status of Rock Hudson and Doris Day as America's most popular stars at the box-office.
Alan Z (au) wrote: It's a charming piece of entertainment. But overhanded as well as colorful.
Ashley D (kr) wrote: knew pretty much every detail portrayed in this film will smith does okay and whilst I enjoyed the film itself I don't like ali as a person and this has maybe swung me and created a negative feeling towards the movie
Scott C (ca) wrote: Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in a film by veteran director, Richard Donner. It wasn't bad, but I find it hard to watch Mel Gibson in anything without thinking about what a horrible person he is. He has been in some undeniably great films, like Mad Max and Braveheart, but if the film's greatness isn't overpowering, it's hard not to think about Gibson's demons.
Rob M (mx) wrote: I am reading book four of the books. I almost stopped after stumbling upon this piece of garbage. Wow it is bad.
Karen A (mx) wrote: Another one of the mumblecore movies that was painful to watch because of how much I could see myself in the characters. These are all guys who are heavily into IMing, texting, and online chatrooms. They have wonderful people in their lives who are nice and are interested in them but somehow these men end up choosing technology or the fantasy/prospect of a prettier, nicer girl over their partners. Long distance relationships and technology are also addressed, this was the part that seemed particularly real to me. Overall a good movie, I would have to watch it again in a few years and see how my opinion changes.
Rio N (fr) wrote: Imagine meeting your future in-laws for the first time in your life. You are trying to make a good impression on them by being respectful, smart, and maybe throwing a few witty jokes into the conversation. Out of nowhere, your (hopefully) future father in-law asks you a terrifying question. "... Can you ever really trust another human being...?" What do you say?"Meet the Parents" is a 2000 comedy that pits the innocent and good willed character of Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) against the stern and overly protective father, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro). The movie portrays the struggle between the character of an average human being and a "higher" type of society. This type of struggle is something that most people are familiar with, which makes this movie one that most can easily connect with. Greg wants to propose to his girlfriend, Pam, but moments before doing so, finds out that it is very respectful in her family to ask the father's permission first. Thus starts a weekend that couldn't possibly go any worse. It starts off innocent enough; Greg hears that Pam's father, Jack, is in the flower business so he buys Jack a Jerusalem Tulip ("one of the rarest and most beautiful flowers in existence"). Little does Greg know, Pam's father isn't in the flower business at all. He's an ex-CIA interrogation expert. Essentially, he's a human lie detector. This is not a good mix, considering Greg finds himself having to lie more and more just to try to dig himself out of his self-created hole. After a very awkward exchange of hellos, Pam's parents show Greg a project that Jack has been working on. At this point, the question that will plague the entire movie drops. "Can you ever really trust another human being, Greg?"Greg, trying to come up with the best answer for Jack, responds, "Sure, I think so.""No, the answer is you cannot."Jack hands Greg a teddy bear and points out that there is a hidden camera in it. Not only in the teddy bear, but there are hidden cameras all throughout the house. Jack smiles and says, "... No matter where you go, we'll be watching you."Slowly and slowly, Greg finds ways to accidently let his spot within the "Byrne's family circle of trust" diminish. He breaks an urn containing the ashes of Jack's mother, gives Pam's sister (who is a bride-to-be, herself) a black eye, and loses the family cat that Jack considers as another child.For but a small moment in the movie, Greg finds himself in the very center of the Byrne's family circle of trust, but this too is due to a hilarious situation which is based upon a lie. Let's just say it involves an imposter cat with a spray-painted tail. But again, this moment of glory is short lived, and Greg soon finds himself even more estranged from the circle than before.The movie begins to beg the question: how one is supposed to honestly live up to society's expectations if they are not being themselves? Can you really expect to trust someone else if you are piling on unrealistic expectations? No, the answer is you cannot. Yet, Greg finds himself well over his head in this disastrous contradiction. To make matters even worse, Jack's family seems to have no shortage of snobby critics who judge Greg at every turn.What makes the movie so enjoyable (even despite the never ending "cringe" moments) is that Ben Stiller's character is so relatable. He is someone who is not perfect, and is just trying to make a decent impression on Pam's family. Because of this, it is very easy to put one's self into his shoes. His situation is a very real (and thus very scary) situation that isn't too far out of the world of possibilities.Overall, Meet the Parents is a success. It is a comedy that doesn't try too hard to impress because it doesn't need to try too hard. We've all been in these types of situations before so we can find ourselves laughing at both the movie, and ourselves, time and time again.
Brad L (de) wrote: Still one of my all time favorites after all these years. Bloody, pulpy and hopelessly romantic. All you would expect from a Tarantino Script before he even directed! Plus, Gary Oldman has one of the best short roles I have even seen as the pump along with Christopher Walken as Blue Lou Boyle! (with Brad Pitt in a hilarious small role as well).
Matthew B (jp) wrote: Weird but understandable. A little long winded at time. Get moving movie.