A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »
Laura San Giacomo
The Men in Black have relocated - to Universal Studios Florida. MIB Special Services has created an edutainment-type attraction called The Universe and You, out of which Intergalactic Alien... See full summary »
New Yorkers Ouisa and Flan Kittredge are upper class private art dealers, pretentious but compassionate. Their prized possession is a double sided Kandinsky, one side that represents control, the other side chaos. They relay a story to their friends and acquaintances that over time becomes legendary. It is their encounter with a young black man who they had never met or heard of but who comes stumbling upon their front door one evening as they are courting an important investor, Geoffrey Miller, who could make them wealthy beyond what they could have dreamed. That black man is Paul Poitier, who has just arrived in the city, was just mugged outside their building and is sporting a minor knife wound to the abdomen. He is a friend of the Kittredge's children, who are attending Harvard, but more importantly is the son of actor/director Sidney Poitier. Tomorrow, Paul is meeting up with his father who is in town directing a movie of "Cats". Beyond the attraction of talking Paul into getting... Written by
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Is anything gone?
How can I look, I'm shaking!
I want to know if anything's gone!
We could have been killed! Oh, my God! The Kandinsky!
It's gone, oh my God! Call the police!
Oh, no, there it is. Oh! The silver Victorian inkwell!
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Takes the form of a dour sociology lecture, more than anything!
"All you've got to do in order for the bourgeousie to clasp you to their bosom is appeal to their vanity and avarice". Dead on-target though that assessment may be, it makes for an insufferably grating few hours of film-watching. Having to squirm through footage of fine actors INTENTIONALLY masquerading as obnoxious twits may not EXACTLY be my idea of torture, but it came perilously close to it on occasion.
The only possible redeeming feature of this I can see would be as a vehicle to showcase Will Smith's talents as a straight dramatic actor. Having offered this as some form of mitigation, if you really do want proof of his capabilities that badly, then "Ali" is a much better and more worthy demonstration.
If ever there were an argument for pretentious and stultifying dull playwrights to confine some of the vacuous twaddle they peddle strictly to the theatre and nowhere else, then ladies and gentlemen, this movie may well be it. I found it to be staggeringly tedious and irritating, but if you're looking for something to set your teeth on edge, then this could just do the trick - It's seriously about the only thing it managed to achieve in MY case! 2/10.
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