British actress Naomie Harris has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as a crack-addicted mother in the 2016 indie drama Moonlight. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some other roles she's played in her career.
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Nick and the other boys (and Vicki Lewis) working the hotspot of air traffic control in New York are impressed with themselves, to say the least. They thrive on the no-room-for-error, fast-paced job and let it infect their lives. The undisputed king of pushing tin, "The Zone" Falzone, rules his workplace and his wedded life with the same short-attention span that gets planes where they need to be in the nick of time. That is, until Russell Bell, a new transfer with a reputation for recklessness but a record of pure perfection shatters the tensely-held status quo. The game of one-upmanship between the two flies so high as to lead Nick into Russell's bed with his wife. His sanity slipping just as fast as his hold on #1, Cusack's controller is thrown out-of-control when Thornton's wanderer quietly leaves town. Nick must now find a way to regain his sanity and repair his marriage before he breaks down completely. Written by
Billy Bob Thornton's character (Russell Bell) states in the movie that he is half Irish (his father) and half Choctaw Indian (his mother). In real life, Mr. Thornton's father is of Irish ancestry, while his mother is half Choctaw Indian and half Italian. See more »
Supermarkets in New York are not allowed to sell 'hard liquor', so Mary Bell should not have had three bottles of vodka in her shopping trolley. See more »
[finds Connie crying in the living room]
What is it?
Sit down, Nick. I've been explaining to the kids what it means that daddy... won't be around anymore.
Hey... hey, hey Connie. Wait a minute, Connie... Connie, do you even want to hear my side of this?
What's your side of my father dying...?
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I loved this movie. Its about competition, not ordinary competition but the kind of obsessive rivalry that causes you to focus so much on your rival that you forget about the things that really matter in your life, and you begin to act in a way that is destructive. The movie is also about letting go and getting your life back again.
I do think it was a mistake to categorize this movie as a comedy, which could lead people to expect a wacky "Airplane" sort of movie. Pushing Tin is not a "ha-ha" sort of comedy. It has a subtle humor that is inherent in the absurdity of the aspect of human nature that is being portrayed. It does have some of the exaggeration of comedy, i.e. some of the events are not the sort of thing that really happens in reality. But the underlying emotions and situations are real, and watching the movie I had that feeling of recognition, of truth, that you get with a movie that has something to say to you.
I was interested in the movie from the first few moments of watching it, and remained fascinated throughout, so I can't agree with those who think it was slow or uneven. The ending was sweet enough that I didn't care if it was a bit unrealistic. I think Mike Newell did a good job, the story was good, and the acting was wonderful. I intend to buy this movie when I get a chance because its one I could see many times and would like to share with others.
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