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Watch it for Rickman. The rest is merely incidental.
I went into this movie knowing fully well what I was getting myself into. I had read all the reviews here, I knew the ending, but being one of the few Rickman movies I hadn't seen I had to see it anyway. In all, it was alright. Mind you, I watched it on TV while packing for college, so I was only listening most of the time, and thus I didn't get the long, drawn-out boring effect. There is a lot of subtle foreshadowing to the ending that makes it a decent attempt at film art. Rickman has a surprisingly large amount of funny throw-away lines. ("I made you toast." "I don't want toast." "But you always have toast!" "Well today I don't, so the next time you want to make a broad generalization you can say I *almost* always have toast!") Despite the drama and tension, lines like that had me laughing outloud. Anyway, if it's on TV, and it's free, see it. Why not.
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