Successful debt collector Chiu takes pity on a group of wannabe pop starlets when he goes to collect from the agency they are signed with. Naively thinking that he can do a better job in launching their careers, Chiu takes over the company in lieu of the debt but starts to realize that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Hoping that things might change with a more strategic approach, he hires experienced talent manager Suen but with money running low and the company on the brink of bankruptcy, a dejected Chiu is soon ready to admit that his Midas touch has run out until a Korean showbiz entity expresses interest in the girls.
Rikard B (mx) wrote: Riktigt usel!Inte ens tuttar kunde rdda den!
A L (it) wrote: Imagine reading a good book, one that you love and cherish. Then imagine watching that book getting transformed into an awful movie. Depressing, right?
Luis G (es) wrote: A unique tale of sibling rivalry on an elevated level. Predictable at times, but that doesn't take much away from the humor or charm of the film.
Matthew G (ru) wrote: I could NOT have enjoyed this movie more! It was funny, emotional, and full of fun. Ryan Reynolds nailed this role, as did everyone else. I would recommend this to EVERYONE !!!!
Michael W (nl) wrote: I like the leads, but the story is too far-fetched and sappy for my tastes.
Luis V (us) wrote: The only great thing about this movie is Robin's performance. Who wants to watch a man suffer, from beginning to end, with no reward for him, no peace, no love, no money, no nothing?
Ryan H (au) wrote: A decent coming of age period melodrama set in the 1950's that never really quite lifts itself from the made-for-tv feel. There are plenty of interesting ideas tied together here, but I'm convinced if this didn't have such great performances this is the type of script that would be fit for Lifetime. I think the problem is that not everything feels like it's tightly connected even though it avoids plenty of terrible cliches that could have filled the ending. Rose tells us the story of what it was like at the age of 13 when the A-bomb was about to be tested near Las Vegas, where she was living at the time. Her stepfather, Jack, has PTSD from WWII. He's constantly listening in to his radio that can pick up messages from the military. As the film progresses, he gets worse and worse. I liked how it opened up by not telling us what their history was. We get to figure out what it was like as the film progresses. The problem is that I don't understand why Jack appears to get worse and worse. Is he feeling the pressure again because they are re-introducing the A-bomb? The scene at the dinner table when he repeats the explanation on how an atomic bomb works could support this theory, but I don't feel like it was explored enough. The atomic bomb's a big part of the film and Jack's life, so it's there enough, but not spoken of in a way that connects things very well. None of this is the fault of Jon Voight. This is a brilliant performance. If there's anything memorable here it's the scenes where he breaks down. Just the look in his eyes tells us how he feels. Not many actors have this ability. One of them that can do it just as well is Anthony Hopkins. I found it creepy how Lily continues to call Jack "daddy". That's her husband. If my wife were to call me daddy I would probably get the biggest renob. Is their unhealthy relationship explored very much? Not really. We see the things he does to her, but it's all things that you'd expect from someone as distressed as Jack. He gives her the cold shoulder, yells at her, treats her like she doesn't know anything. Then there's Starr. She's Lily's sister who comes to stay with them during her divorce. Rose looks up to Starr. She's beautiful and confident, whereas Rose believes she's just a "beanstalk," as the kids at school call her. Unfortunately with the introduction of Starr we can guess that Jack's either going to rape her or have consensual sex with her. Her character never gets out of that idea for me. I felt like I was just waiting for her big scene, and of course it does come eventually. It's okay to have something like that set up so the audience knows what's going to come, but at least bring the character to life as well. I felt like they never seek out to explain her more than just that she's a frivolous woman who enjoys a man's touch. And Lily's character never feels too fleshed out either. She's just the battered wife who wants out of her relationship but can't because she doesn't want to abandon her husband. He can change and she's going to help him. It was a good idea to put the scene between Jack and Starr right before the big spelling bee. When Jack walks in and Rose sees him I thought that Rose was going to lose for sure. It made it that much more special for when she actually got it right. I also really liked the way the kids were wearing the dog tags and Rose explains they wore dog tags in case if anything happened to them their parents would know they were dead. It's a grim and sad idea to have that hanging around your neck all the time, especially when you're 13. No one wants to think of death, especially at that age. Then there's the character Robin whose father died in the war and he feels a close relation to Jack. He wants to help because he can't imagine what he went through. What he doesn't realize is what he's putting Rose through. I really wish they would have gone through the dad that helps out Rose more. It seems like he's just there to keep Jack in line, but he doesn't really get covered enough to have more of a purpose. Perhaps that explains this for me: the characters are all there for a single purpose and never really come to life except for Rose and Jack. Everyone meant a great deal to Rose at this time in her life so they should not feel so wooden. And like I said, I'm glad they didn't screw up the ending by having one of the characters die just because they don't know how to get out of the situation. Much drama has been built up and a death would have been a copout, like most of the time. Like I said, I'm not really sure how the A-bomb story ties in with Rose. Perhaps Eugene Corr just wanted to capture the era and show a girl during the time, but it seems like he's trying to use it as a metaphor since it ends on the mushroom cloud. And it's called Desert Bloom, which could symbolize the girl's coming of age mixed with the bloom of the atomic bomb. Whatever that was intended for was lost on me, as I'm sure it was on many people. Like I said, it's decent, but never really comes to life.
logan s (de) wrote: julie andrews as a german spy...who sings...and "entertains"...the troops!
Benny B (ca) wrote: This is not satire. This is self-indulgence. Godard's 'Contempt' is a lifeless, soulless trudge full of conceit and pseudointellectualism.A director capable of fine art - Godard - finds a way to be capable of perverting it into something so apathetic and horrifically dull to endure, that contempt is the only response I can express for it.
Greg R (ca) wrote: Like the baseball game where your team goes down 5-0 in the first few innings and yet you leave the set on. You stick it out. You stick it out and watch the struggle to tie. And finally to win. A Case of You is that kind of movie.
Shannon M (au) wrote: This film reminded me of why I love cult films of the sixties, and also that Anthony Perkins was a great actor. So good at playing the tortured character! A movie like this could not be made today without uproar - a sex scene between a crazy man and a high school girl? The abusive mother, played by Beverly Garland, adds a gritty and necessary touch. And Tuesday Weld is sexy and, well, you just need to see it to believe its weirdness. A little gem of a psychological thriller.
Dexter L (it) wrote: Really enjoyed this clever, entertaining college vampire comedy! Solid writing and strong performances from cast including Gary Cole, Julie Gonzalo, Matt Mattson, and Alexis Knapp. Be sure to check it out!