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I was not at the special screening in Orange County but got to see this
movie under special circumstances. To me, this movie was about five
elements from being great. Having said that, though, I would definitely
recommend other people to see it because the project as a whole is
worth it and it pays off in the end. James Marsden was excellent.
Giovanni Ribisi was near excellent. Some of the other actors did very
good jobs with their parts. The story itself was also compelling. What
didn't ring true to me were Warren's performance. . .totally miscast
and an average performance, the cameos of Tommy Lee and Val Kilmer were
distracting and unneeded, Brad Renfro was good in any one scene but
from scene to scene his character was not consistent. . .one scene he
seemed normal and the next he seemed like Rain Man, the dialogue had a
few too many clichés, and the movie did not completely capture the
period of the early 1990's or, in flashbacks, the mid-80's. Had all of
these things been just a little better a 9 out of 10 would have been
easily attained. Still I plan to recommend it to other people because
this movie will emotionally move you.
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