Peter and Chloe, a young married couple from New York, decide on impulse to take a belated honeymoon on-board a research vessel en route to the icy wastes of Antarctica. Not long into the ... See full summary »
From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella "Izzy" Patterson (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth ... See full summary »
When a bitter rivalry between two brothers finally erupts into bloody, life-changing violence it is younger bother Greg who signs up for frontline battle in France. Greg discovers a world of uncompromising brutality as we follow him on his journey through France at the outbreak of World War 2.
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
In New York, an aspiring novelist has a cinq-a-sept affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat. Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results. Romance, drama and comedy.
This looks like a very interesting movie and perhaps it will be refreshing to see a scenario like this that doesn't end in the usual mayhem and murder.
But this movie is only one side of an inseparable coin, a challenge showing what is possible. Of course it is possible. What is probable is quite a different matter, not the mayhem and death North Americans so want to see at the end of extramarital experiences, but for every action there is a reaction .... and the reaction is surprisingly difficult to predict or sometimes even understand. I would never say that it is never worthwhile to take this particular risk, but it rarely goes according expectation unless it is a detached experience and detachment eliminates the value.
I have never really understood the ridiculous obsession with adultery, but if you replaced the vivacious earthy actress who plays the lead, with a less visually and emotionally appealing character, this movie probably wouldn't fly and would generate a different feel for the audience.
Some want it all ..... some can even get it (or appear to get it).
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