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William Eggleston in the Real World torrent reviews
Thomas W (es) wrote: A convoluted dramedy-thriller that is an hour and twenty-seven minutes too long. Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3) stars as Don McKay, a high school janitor who returns to his hometown after a twenty-five year absence at the request of one of his old friends played by Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas, Adventures in Babysitting). It is revealed that she has terminal cancer and she wants to spend the last weeks and moments of her life with her dear friend whom she asks to marry her. The movie begins as a light-drama with a fair share of comedy thrown in here and there but it eventually twists and does a complete 180 and turns into a thriller with a high body count about collecting insurance. Nothing is as it seems in this movie ... and that is a fitting description of the film itself. What you see is NOT what you are getting. Once death entered the movie, the broad attempts at humor no longer worked and it was difficult to watch and even want to follow along. None of the characters are particularly likeable (even the supporting ones played by Melissa Leo [Frozen River], M. Emmet Walsh, James Rebhorn and Keith David). I didn't care for or about these people and it made the film equally as un-appealing. Perhaps the movie ALWAYS knew where it was headed; but the rapid about-face it takes throws the viewer off and it felt jarring.
Frances H (ag) wrote: Wonderful cinematography (what else would you expect from National Geographic?), great storyline and an important message for saving the earth, and the consequences if we don't, makes this a fascinating flick for young and old.
Mike C (ag) wrote: I must have passed this movie over a hundred times, probably because it is in German and that's not a favorite thing of mine to listen to for two-plus hours. Finally watched it and it was pretty good. A pair of guys participates in some cool civil disobedience: breaking into the homes of the wealthy, rearranging furniture (but not stealing), and leaving vaguely threatening notes about their status. This takes a turn for the worse when the girfriend gets involved with the other guy and they get caught by one of the rich guys. That I thought might be a left-wing piece actually turned into a more balance movie. While in captivity, the rich guy gives the side of the wealthy. It is never disclosed what he does or how he got wealthy, but it is clear that he was like these kids as a youth himself. He delivers a great line: To be under 30 and not liberal is to have no heart; to be over 30 and be liberal is to have no brain. In other words, it is great to have ideals when you are young, but as you grow and see that you have to take care of yourself, it is foolish not to do the best you can. Eh, it's a great line and worth debating and discussing, but how far do you take it? In the end, a decent bit of romance in there plus the politics. My sound was messed up, I thought intentionally, but I can't find it anywhere so must have been a bad file on netflix. Regardless, probably worth watching as it might be fun to discuss.
jarrad b (kr) wrote: A product of the 80's with a poor story and horrible acting from all involved.
Barry L (au) wrote: This was by far the worst attempt at a zombie film I have ever had the drunken misfortune to be forced to sit and watch. I dont know what the hell possessed me but it would have been more realistic than this bunch of loons. Christ they even managed to shoehorn Hitler into it at the end.......wide berth ladies and gents wide berth.
Dawn R (gb) wrote: Not bad for a Bible story not made in the 1950's