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Two people from completely different worlds meet by chance, thrown together as if by fate. Their attraction is immediately obvious and overwhelming. He is attracted to her beauty (she is a supermodel) and good humor; she is seduced by his charisma and honesty. With his gifts of poetry and tenderness, he opens her heart to the possibility of true love. But it takes a lot of courage to make a commitment. Is she truly in love with him? And even if she is, will she able to leave the cosmopolitan, superficial lifestyle to be with him? Written by
I worked on the cutting of this film back in the late 90's. My only awareness of Eric Schaefer up until then was from a failed sitcom on FOX and the film If Lucy Fell, in which his key love interests are Sarah Jessica Parker and ELLE McFRIKKIN-PHIERSON!
So it wasn't a surprise to see him writing a scenario in which a seductive, poetry- writing, best-selling novelist of a cab driver picks up a fashion model and enjoys sodomy. What does surprise me is that so many people reviewing this movie seem like they are trying to get their words printed on the sleeve of the DVD release! I have never seen more extreme superlatives attributed to a less deserving filmmaker, with as many vague and obtuse explanations as a 4 year old describing seeing the circus for the first time! Maybe it would help if you Eric Schaefer schuper fans used a technique known as comparison, as in: this was the best movie in the world... since Bio-Dome! Or, Eric Schaefer is the best director in the world...compared to a moldy sock! Let's look over some quotes from some of the more adoringly positive reviews:
*"this film has THE BEST script of any movie to date." -here's an example of what I refer to as a slightly over zealous review. No need to use a comparison, because apparently there is none.
*"a powerful, majestic, romantic and ultimately profound work of art. THAT makes FALL my favorite movie of all time." -Seriously? How many movies has this person seen? 8?
"After you see this movie, DO NOT log onto IMDb and vote for it; not yet. This is a movie that grows, and grows, and grows on you, weeks and months after you see it for the first time. " -Ok. This is my favorite. Clearly this person doesn't want you to review this movie on IMDb after you see it because you will more than likely find it laughably nauseating and therefore mock their emphatic devotion to this loose piece of stool.
If you read some of the negative reviews, you'll find explanations that indicate a certain degree of insight, with explanations instead of aphorisms and critique of details instead of hyperbolic hype. Sure, you'll find people like me too, who just think the film stinks and wouldn't give up the time of day to tell you why.
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