think that his work is much more universal. Woody's giant persona gets in the way of his stories whereas Brooks actually becomes a character. He does not
play himself and does not comment of things. He 'plays' characters like a real actor. The Muse is just as brilliant as Defending Your Life and Across America. Andie MacDowell is good when a good script guides her. Sharon Stone was
made for the role of the Muse. Her energy is sexy, ditzy as well as forceful. There are some cameos in this movie that are priceless and lend an air of
authenticity to the side of Hollywood that most people have no access to. I have seen this movie a hundred times and it never fails to make me laugh.
enjoyed seeing the vintage T.V. footage of 50s and 60s Christian faith healers. It was intriguing to see how little things have changed in the world of saving souls from evil. I wish that Ms. Keaton had made other movies in this genre. She
showed herself to be a lot more interesting than Woody Allen in the realm of
female actors in film. She was a perfect mix for Birns. Paul Giamatti is surely going to go down in the history of film as the perfect comic/character actor. He's Tracy Walters' evil twin. I just saw him in Safe Men with Sam Rockwell. He stole the show. Morris Chestnut has finally stepped out of his sugary, sweet romantic comedy mode and done something that's on the level of Denzel Washington's
turn in Devil in a Blue Dress. Morris could easily step into Don Cheadle's shoes with roles like this. Dustin Hoffman was excellent. This role gave him a perfect setting for his intense energy. Luis Guzman was his perfect, weird but talented self. He and Giamatti are in the same league. Good movie on every level. John Carrol Lynch (whom I studied under at the U. of Minnesota) proved once again
how a good actor can disappear into a part. He's in a lot of movies but no one I know can tell me his name. Good Movie on all level.
Providence and unrequited love. The cast is amazing. Sam rockwell is a genius. Wheter he's in drama (Heist) or comedy(Welcome to Collinwood) he's seems to
enjoy his work and when the actor is having fun the audience will follow suit. Mark Ruffalo, Steve Zahn(totally underrated), Paul Giamatti and the old
schoolers, Michael Lerner and Harvey Fierstein make this one of the best cast films in recent memory. Christina Kirk is sexy and funny and tough. The guy who plays the MC at the Bar Mitzbah is awesome. I laughed my ass off from
beginning to end.
are a bunch syrupy-sweet, message-laden, no talent crap but now things have
changed. I kind of wished that the promos had not let on that Macy's character was mute. It would have been even more interesting to wonder why this guy
never spoke instead of being told ahead of time. Keke Palmer proved that child actor don't have to be annoying and Don Rickles and Catherine O'Hara were
awesome in there smallish parts. Ms. O'Hara was excellent in a serious role that had many layers and hardly any time to show all of them. She added the sexy- mature female element the Kathy Baker showed in Macy's other project, Door to Door. Rickles was actually funny without being offensive. Rickles has stood the test of time. William H. Macy is sincere, likable and emotionally and morally complex. Ned Beatty, in the role of Macy's dad, is a solid, consistent actor who never fails to be "real". you can see him in another awesome role in the film, Spring Froward.
hammered home in a pedantic monotone. Sheryl Lee Ralph was excellent and
her dynamic presence begs the questions as to why aren't there more black
females playing prominent roles in movies that have nothing to do with gangs
and drugs. Dennis Hopper was actually playing a character instead of playing
himself as he usually does. Julian sands was his slick and sinister self. I don't know why he wasn't chosen for the role of Lestat instead of Tom Cruise. Eric
Bogosian was awesome as the corrupt politician. The special effects were great in that they were not like the CGI crap of recent films. They were old fashioned special effects in that they were not added to make the unreal look real but to make the unreal look...well, unreal. I recommend this film for all fans of
Hollywood nostalgia, costume-period pieces and political commentary.
Carrey, actually likable and believable. Usually films about artist are whiney. This was addressed the problem then dealt with it. If the director gets a bigger budget, I hope that the big stars that are thrown at him by his producer don't muck up the clarity of the piece. The last thing that this film needs is a bunch of mugging and product placement. Raven Snook should be brought back. I can't
think of a bigger star that has her individuality. Maybe Melinda Clarke. The lead could easily be played by Kiernan Culkin.
emotional holes that they have dug for themselves. All the characters have redeemable qualities despite their obvious short- comings. Liv Tyler has always fascinated me with her ability to be beauty,
sensitive and truthful in spite of character's perdicament. Pruitt Vance is at his best doing what he does best as the 'lovable loser' trapped between his
obligations to his mother and his job. Mom is played by Shelley Winters whose talent is still sharp. Joe Grafasi is ablaze with drunken chivalry with the hopes of connecting with Deborah Harry's character. Deborah Harry is excellent as the
vemonous, sexy and fatigued waitress with a checkered past. Her conflict with Winter's character is deep although mostly unspokened. Everyone is in need and they desperately try to be happy. They fall on their
faces and get back up. In the end, things work out but not as expected.
Campion. This is good. I'm happy to see directors stretch. The film
has an interesting visual style in that it was shot very much like a
slow-pace, episode of NYPD BLUE in soft-focus. The performances were god but actions and motives of the characters
were negative and no one seemed to thriving for anything.
Everyone seemed to be wallowing in their own egos and I couldn't
find anything I liked about any of them so why should I care if they
lived or died. Lots of whining and psuedo-new-age, Mamet-like
psycho-babble. I couldn't even enjoy seeing Ms. Ryan naked for all
the moping and dreariness. The young man that played Ms.
Ryan's pupil was interesting but just seemed to be a plot
distraction. The climax was interesting but such bold behavior
would have been useful earlier in the film to keep my interest.