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OK, granted the story of the born star is about Streisand's character,
but the love story alone is fairly universal. Can love survive when one
partner is seen as more successful than the other? Both Streisand and
Kristofferson give solid performances. These characters are in love but
are clearly on different trajectories.
The music is important for the forward movement of the film, but it's not really a musical, per se. Both Kristofferson's and Streisand's performances are great (so get the soundtrack if you don't have it).
I think this movie still holds up even almost 40 years (can you believe it?) later. The messages in the movie seem to be stronger once you've lived life, had success, had failure, been in love, and lost love.
Overall, do you need to be a Streisand fan to like the movie? It helps. If you don't like her, you won't likely enjoy the movie, but she doesn't come across as the sole focus of the movie. Her story, his story, and their story seems to be told in equal measure. Haven't seen it? Do. Saw it years ago? See it again soon.
I can't believe this film is almost 30 years old. I remember all the
hoopla when the film was released given that people considered
Streisand such a perfectionist. Seeing it in the theater was great, but
seeing it again at home all these years later is just as great.
The story moves quickly. Yes, suspend a wee bit of belief that Streisand has to disguise herself as a teenage boy. Like my mom says, that's why they call it a movie. LOL The story of love, freedom, choice, wisdom, and adventure is wonderfully told by all actors. Maybe Oscar wasn't kind to this film, but so what. It's nice to see that the Golden Globes were kind (Hollywood politics, perhaps?).
The music truly propels the movie forward, and the movie doesn't feel dated at all. No doubt Streisand fans have already seen this, but any movie buff would likely enjoy the 2+ hours of escapism that this film offers.
I probably blinked too fast and this movie was in/out of the theaters,
but I caught it recently on cable. I was very pleasantly surprised at
how much I enjoyed this movie.
I'm not a big Mel Gibson fan at all (be it actor or personal life), but this kind of role seemed to be perfect for him given his current state of affairs both professionally and personally. As the movie unfolded, there was some humor mixed in nicely with the serious topic. The story itself felt a bit "American Beauty" to me, and that is one of my all- time favorite movies.
Jodie Foster did a great job in her role, but I was also surprised to see that she had directed the film. This makes sense to me given that the movie felt like it had been handled with a lot of care.
Depression, family issues, and coping with life's troubles can all be tough subjects for films. They can also leave viewers feeling majorly bummed or can wrap up things in too trite a way. This movie did a fine job of handling the tough stuff.
This is the first show in a long time that I've watched that's made me
say "Oh my gosh" out loud in my living room. I was always told to watch
"24" but I wasn't able...this show feels a lot like what I think "24"
probably would have felt like. I recently read that it was one of the
best new shows this year so I watched all 12 episodes on demand.
Thankfully I was able to get this show completed in two days. I don't
think I could ever wait to see what happens if I had to wait a week
The entire cast is great. Clare Danes does an amazingly great job with a complex character. Damian Lewis also does a great job with another complex character. Their chemistry when on the screen together is apparent.
This is a well-written, smart, ever-changing who done it kind of show. Not only is it well acted, but I find it keeps the mind engaged. I look forward to more "oh my gosh" moments in the second season.
I read somewhere that this show was one of the best new shows of the
year, so I started watching it on demand. I find it to be a very
interesting mix of humor, drama, and intrigue. Laura Dern is great as
an almost completely unpredictable person. It's almost scary to say
that her character is like more than a few people I've met in my life.
This show covers work, home, friends, and life matters in a pretty realistic way. As in life, sometimes it's the verbal and sometimes it's the nonverbal communication that conveys the best message. The actors are doing a great job with the material, and I'm now on episode 7 and the show feels like it's getting even more interesting. I have to say, I'm pretty addicted to wanting to get to know these people more...and seeing where it all goes.
Even now, more than 10 years after this film was released it still
captivates me. Ewan and Nicole both just shine in this film. I remember
seeing this movie 9 times in the theaters, and have watched it at least
twice that many times at home. It's wonderful escapist cinema. The love
story, tension, music/score, characters, cinematography, humor, and
more all make it for one of my all-time favorite films.
I recently moved and put this on to test my home theater system. Once I started it, I couldn't stop it. It's been several years since I'd seen it from beginning to end, and I still think it holds up. Baz Luhrmann makes too few movies, if you ask me.
If you've not seen this movie, give it a shot. Trust me, once you get past the first ten minutes (they're confusing and a bit of an odd start to a movie) you're stuck.
OK, so perhaps it's a bit formulaic. But getting through the process
was unexpected. A very sweet story line, and some clunky transitions;
however, the ultimate feel was very sweet and pulled at the heart
strings. Life isn't simple, doesn't always go as expected, and requires
a bit of effort. This film seemed to capture a wide variety of
experiences and faced them with poignancy and humor.
I truly was expecting it to be all fluff, or very silly, and I didn't expect the film to tell the story as well as it did. Insight into different families, good times, bad times, and the mundane. No huge laugh out loud moments, but definitely some chuckles. I'm glad I gave it a shot. Give it a try sometime, and you just might be surprised, too.
I was really hesitant to go see this because I lived in the Middle East
for a number of years, and to think of the SATC ladies visiting there
was a complete "what the F?" for me. The first SATC film wasn't even
able to be shown in the Middle East, so why go there as the film
setting? Now that I've seen the film, I can say that the set-up for
that was handled perfectly. Their experience is just as it should have
been given who they are.
There were some laugh out loud moments, some interesting insight, and the 2.5 hours flew by quickly. The characters and their relationships/experiences have moved on since the last film, and some of the discoveries they make are ones that seem inevitable as one ages. Definitely a popcorn movie, and it's just so good to see the SATC team back at it!
This show is addictively wonderful. The writing and acting are fantastic. Funny, touching, and also intrigue all wrapped into one. Be sure to get this into your DVD player and enjoy it from the beginning to the unexpectedly short end. Watch it, watch it, watch it! There are some great characters and great guest appearances that only help add to the endearing aspect of the show. Kudos to the writers for developing a great storyline that only gets better over time. I just don't understand why this wasn't interesting for the American TV public. Bad time? Too quirky? Not enough studio support? I suspect that the production costs were very high, but all parts of the show (directly, special effects, costumes, sets) are great. Thank goodness it's on DVD, and I can only hope that it somehow comes back in one way, shape, or form.
Like my mama always said, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably
is. Also, the things you don't like about people are probably the
things you don't like about yourself.
As I watched this movie, all I could think about was how much Troy talked "I, I, I, me, me, me, I, me, I, me" to this and that. Seems to think there's nothing wrong with him and that all the problems were someone else. Funny, seems to me his problems are all him. Not because of him, just simply him.
Hollywood is a business. It's about making money. He was given quite an opportunity and his inability to understand how to operate in the business was his own fault. Hollywood is for adults, and Troy did nothing but act like a child. He bit back to those trying to help him before he even had any clout in the business (either music or movie).
Dreams die hard. No doubt about it. His drunk, smoking, cursing self got exactly what he brought upon himself.
And just a question, why is everyone he doesn't like a "co^&sucker" when he ends up living in the gayest neighborhood in LA? It's obvious this guy was out of his league and has issues. It's also obvious he wanted to be Harvey but doesn't have the finesse, maturity, or business acumen required. He acted like a child in a very adult world.
Like my mama also said, the bigger they are (or try to make you think they are) the harder they fall.
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