Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Helena Bonham Carter
Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city. Among the players are: the Caucasian district attorney, who uses race as a political card; his Caucasian wife, who, having recently been carjacked by two black men, believes that her stereotypical views of non-whites is justified and cannot be considered racism; the two black carjackers who use their race both to their advantage and as an excuse; partnered Caucasian police constables, one who is a racist and uses his authority to harass non-whites, and the other who hates his partner because of those racist views, but who may have the same underlying values in his subconscious; a black film director and his black wife, who believes her husband doesn't support their black background enough, especially in light of an incident with the racist white cop; partnered police detectives and sometimes lovers, one Hispanic female ...Written by
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It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.
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I cannot see any redeeming qualities in this movie. The plot is implausible, the acting wooden and it has the feel of a poorly done mockumentary. Everyone has the sad, serious facial expression you usually see on non-actors who think that is how you "act." They seem to think they should be glum because this is really a serious story. But these are all first rate actors!
It seems like this production was very hastily done, perhaps as an anti- Brokeback Mountain in anticipation of the Motion Picture Academy getting cold feet about endorsing a gay movie. So a preachy, positive message alternative was thrown together with an ensemble cast of A-listers to snatch the prize.
I was bored silly, as were my friends, and I would rate this the worst waste of talent in motion picture history.
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