Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.
Paul Walter Hauser
A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
Suffice it to say that this film is destined to be a perennial, like ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE or MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. The stand-out performance is Laura Dern's. As Jo, Saoirse Ronan is more the glue holding the narrative together, generously supporting all the others. Even the things worthy of criticism enhance the entertainment value. The poverty of the wartime March family--indeed the entire Civil War aspect of the story-- is played down. Costumes and interiors are affluent, bordering on Gilded Age. Like many other period films, there are far too many candles and oil lamps lit in the daytime with sun streaming in the windows. This is LITTLE WOMEN seen through the prism of contemporary gender politics, and that is okay by me!
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