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First off, I enjoyed this film immensely. It never left me wanting or
bored for a moment.
Although a moderate story that has probably had many incarnations and forms, this film just gives it that little extra to be special. This is probably also due to the performances given by the entire cast, which were very good. I must say that I was especially impressed with the performance given by Jamie Bell in this film.
The story and the characters evolve at a good pace. It makes you truly feel for all the characters, and the problems they're facing, and that, in my opinion, makes a movie worthwhile.
4.5 out of 5
Billy Elliot is a wonderful combination of dance, growing up, and family. Billy is confronted with little girls, little boys, and his desire to dance. His dancing blots out all the troubles of life. The movie flows from one problem to the next and eventually everything works itself out. This is a film that makes you want to scream to let this young boy dance, and then fight to let those dreams come true. This movie does not screw you in the end with some kind of short change REALITY ending. If I want REALITY I can call my parents on the telephone any day of the week. But the movie does not sugar coat Billy's existence or the problems his family must face in coal mining country. Wow, it's like real life, with a good ending. This is the film to see.
I appreciated the dramatic aspects of this film more than the comic but they mesh together nicely on the whole. The whole film felt very realistic and plausible and not glossily manufactured like most Hollywood productions. Perhaps that's because it's British. The youngster who played the title character was also marvel, having to not only possess that singular accent but also be able to act and dance. The rest of the cast is also very strong in their roles. Good movie, 8/10.
This is by far THE BEST PICTURE OF 2000. Billy Elliot is apiring to be a ballet dancer. He proves that it doesn't mean you're gay if you join a ballet class. Billy Elliot gives all men the courage to dance.
When I first heard of Billy Elliot I never gave it much thought. Then last year it was on tv one night so I stayed up to watch it for something to do,and it turns out that I found quite good. (Never judge a movie till you've seen it) So now Billy Elliot has a place in my DVD collection!
An excellent film and most inspirational. The plot, though perhaps a
simple, is wonderfully brought to life by the acting of Bell and Walters.
The simplicity of the plot, does by no mean that the film itself is at all
simple, for it tackles a somewhat difficult subject of being allowed to
not just what you are good at, but also what one WANTS to do. A question
begs to be asked: Is real life really like this? The answer no, but it
Though of course one can say that there have been many films on this subject in the past, "Billy Elliot", I think tackles new(ish) ground because of the stereotypical gender roles being reversed. There are many films about girls wanting to be ballet dancers and boys wanting to be football stars etc, but few films with the roles being changed, "Bend it Like Beckham" being an obvious exception to this of course!
I certainly look forward seeing to Jamie Bell's future career, especially when one of his other films, "Deathwatch", being also as well acted, if not better through acting experience.
In summation, a difficult role, but one carried off to near perfection for a first time role.
Billy Elliot i think is a fantastic movie to watch. This movie was made in 2000, the movie is about a little boy doing ballet. Julie Walters played the ballet teacher. I think she is a fantastic actress. I give this movie 10 out of 10.
Billy Elliot is a wonderful feel-good movie. It makes you realize what talent and hard work will get you (happiness). Jamie Bell is a brilliant actor and his dancing is phenomenal. The movie is very touching and may be considering a "chick flick" but anyone who likes a good movie will thoroughly appreciate it.
Well, what a boring plot.
Can anyone survive the first 10 minutes?
Well if they do, they're in for a TREAT!
Not wishing to recount the tears I shed, nor the evidence of others having done the same, all I can say is: Give this a chance...
My forte is Terminator-2, Alien-3 kind-of-stuff, but I was completely blown away by the superiority of this film, both in terms of direction, acting and message.
The bluntness of the reality, courtesy UK 1984, may have been extremely difficult to cope with at the time, but - sorry - that's not something that is especially appealing when it comes to escapism for the 21st Century Lot.
If this generation is to be enticed to open its wallet in order to watch a flick, it expects a pick-u-up rather than let-u-down kind of experience.
Strangely, this film developed into a very potent p-u-u as it progressed, and having - collapsed on the sofa (strangely, accidentally my eyes hitting a piece of left-over tissue)- had time to go through it once more, I can only whole-heartedly recommend it.
It is simply a MARVELLOUS gem! My all time favourite!
/ :) 10 out of 10
First I did not expect much from the movie. The introductory part the boy joins the ballet class, I did not feel natural. However, as the story goes, I empathized the father. Father had never been out of the coal-mining town, where they continue hopeless strikes. In the town, only the boy has the future, though he is not aware.
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