Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »
Violet and her two cohorts attempt to help their "less-fortunate" students at Seven Oaks College - primarily by running a Suicide Prevention Centre and offering their off-beat advice whenever they get a chance. Violet's newest rescue is transfer student, Lily, and Violet wants to teach her how to talk and dress properly, and how to select appropriate men to be interested in. Along their way in helping everybody at the college, the damsels teach the fraternity doofi to hit the books, they get their hearts broken, but then attempt to start an international dance craze. Written by
Early in the movie a there's a sign hanging in the Suicide Prevention Center that reads "Come on, it's not that bad". Later in the movie there is a doughnut shaped sign reading "the Donuts are reserved for the suicidal and clinically depressed" See more »
Frank insists his eyes can't be blue since not everything he sees is blue, not knowing that light enters through a hole in each blue iris. See more »
[about Roberts Hall]
Suicidal Ed. students have been going to the roof and throwing themselves off.
But it's only two stories.
Yes I know, it's horrible. Not high enough enough to kill, but high enough to maim. And particularly dangerous for the people below.
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The background behind the "Sony Pictures Classics" logo at the beginning is bright pink instead of its normal blue. See more »
Not a movie for dumb people, it's droll in the best sense of the word
Fantastic little gem, and come back film from writer/director Whit Stillman. It's not as ambitious in scope as his previous films, but the writing is as sharp as ever, and all the actresses are phenomenal.
For the uninitiated, this a dialogue driven film. The humor is all deadpan and dry, not to mention quirky as hell. As always Stillman tackles very human issues within the confines of a very specific environment, with very specific characters, most people will never encounter. That's part of what makes his movies so special, that they can be so offbeat yet be anyone can relate to them, if they are open to it.
This is the kind of film that many people will either dismiss as boring, those in this camp I have no use for, or pretentious, those in this camp, I understand, but that's the appeal.
Give it a shot and let the dialogue wash over your, just don't expect a typical plot.
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