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First off, the acting in this movie is incredible. It's funny how
someone as intellectual and bright as Malkovich can pull his role off
so well. Gary Sinese was great too, effectively portraying George.
But if you really get into the book, the movie doesn't follow it too faithfully. Curely's wife is portrayed to be flirty, and a "tart," when in the book, she was just as lonely as everyone else on the ranch. She wasn't looking for sex, she was looking for companionship. The screenwriter didn't interpret the book quite as well as I had hoped.
Now I'm just nitpicking, but when when Lennie pulls the stunt by faking the puppy, it's just not like him. Lennie is not clever at all, and wouldn't think to do that.
But all in all, great movie, definitely great for comparing to the book in a lit. class or anywhere.
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I really enjoyed this short. I came across it on the Sundance Online Film Festival, and thought it looked interesting. This film provides an ironic outlook on life. It had a Men in Black-esquire feel to it in a way (watch it and see what I mean.) I think the actor chosen for the lead role is perfect. He gives off an average-Joe feel and makes it more realistic. The story line, if you like to call it that being as short as it is, is good. It seems like a horror at first, but then you start laughing. This film will easily bring a smile and maybe a few laughs to the viewer. This is a must see for any one with a sense of humor.