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A pleasant comedy.
Sometimes it's very good to see a bandits story with quite funny characters; Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton are quite excentric robbers.And to complete this robbery story , a kidnapped woman (Cate Blanchett) who feels well as hostage !!
A very pleasant comedy with a touch of suspense and humour.
Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)
A nice story of friendship and love.
I enjoyed very much this story: the encounter of Eleanor and Reggie.Leanore needs a work and a place to stay, Reggie is a solitary music prodigy, who lives quite alone and he has had troubles with his former caretakers.Then appears Eleanor and little will grow a friendship: both are musicians and then a relationship with a lot of tenderness and affection.
This film is also about self-improvement: Eleanor will discover again her pleasure to play music.
The performances of Leighton Meester and Julian Shatkin are really very good.
Le corniaud (1965)
A very good comedy.
Le corniaud is an excellent comedy !! Together are working two important comic actors of France Bourvil and Louis de Funès (their first work together was "Poisson d'avril") and this gives to film a great touch of humour.In 1946 Bourvil makes "Pas si bête", the story of of a peasant who seems to be little dumb, but in reality this peasant is more intelligent and astute that the people who want to control him.So 19 years later we have a similar: some gansters pretend to use a man for transporting illegal things from Italy to France.In the travael the supposedly ordinary man becomes more astute and there we be a lot of surprises.
A great collaboration between Bourvil and Louis de Funès who had really pleasure to work together.
One Square Mile (2014)
A good story of sport and self-improvement.
Drew Jacobs lives really a hard life, he lost his father, he lives in poverty and besides has to make illegal runs for his brother Wes.He has been expulsed from the university relay team.Other side Coleman is observing all the competitions and has noticed that Drew has a talent for running a one-mile distance.At the beginning Drew suffers very much, because Coleman gives him hard duties, running in the water, looking for a tire under the water.But Coleman wants to show him what means patience and tenacity.Besides this hard training Drew met Lisa, a student who practices also athletics and they become first friends (he got a black eye for definding her in her birthday cerebration) and fall in love together.
A good story about patience, tenacity and self improvement.
About performances, Richard Jenkins no needs any presentation, he is really a very good actor,Kelly Blatz is excellent in his role of Drew and Analeigh Tipton is also excellent in her role of Lisa.
Run the Race (2018)
A pleasant film.
For Zach Truett the life is quite hard, he and his brother lost her mother and their father is drinking too much.Zach is an American football player who hopes to go out of this small town of Alabama getting a scholarship for the university of Florida.One night in a meeting of young people there is a fight and his knee ligament gets injured.He has now more reasons to be bitter .His brother Dave is more quiet, he tries to maintain a relationship with his father who abandoned them and to go forward.Then comes the encounter of Zach and Ginger in the hospital: she is nurse trainee, Zach tries to court her,but she is a very serious woman.Little by little their relationship will grow with ups and downs.Zach and his brother will have the support of their godmother.
Of course "Run the race" is Christian film, but a film in which people like Zach who lost his mother, who sees broken his hope to play for a good team have doubts, have many and strong doubts.Little by little Zach will find the intern peace and the strength to go forward.
The performances of Tanner Stine (Zach), Evan Hofer (Dave ) and Kelsey Reinhardt (Ginger) are good.
Con Air (1997)
A good thriller.
Con Air is a good story with a lot of suspense.I enjoyed this film because of the great actors we see in it: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich (often he is the bad of the movie), Stan Buscemi , Rachel Ticotin and some others.
Its a complete film: a film with a lot of action, dramatic moments,but also a touch of humour.
The pérformances of Nicolas Cage, John Cusack,John Malvovich and SteverBuscemi are good.
Die Kommissarin: Das Amulett (1995)
The strange accident.
A very interesting case: an accident in the night,a woman dead.Then a meticulous traffic officer who orders a blood test.Her husband telling that his wife was driving too fast and that he could not avoid the accident of his wife.For Lea and Nick this accident looks quite strange.First the blood test reveals that there were sedatives and alcohol in the blood of the corpse.Then in the car examination, the shift lever was in neutral.Besides the testimony of the best friend of the wife, Katja Berger , who affirms that Nicole was driving very carefully, that she used glasses for driving, that she didn't feel anguish and never used sedatives.What has happened ?
I enjoyed very much this investigation case.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
A great story.
"Fried Green Tomates" is nice, touching, poetical, magical and sarcastic story.Evelyn Couch discovers through an old story a great story of a family in Alabama.
About performances a real bouquet of roses: Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy Cicely Tyyson and Lois Smith are greats actresses !!
I enjoyed very this film and the story about friendship.
Katie Fforde: Wachgeküsst (2019)
Maggie and Chris.
This story is based on an accident in which a person loses his memory (in this case a llandlord who want to evict a tenant) and another person will take advantage of this situation to change things (in this case she will protect the tenant from the eviction).
In the German cinema there is "Why I kidnapped my boss " (TV 2014) when Anna has been fired by his boss because he doesn't like single mothers, the boss is hit and loses his memory and she will take advantage and switches the roles (she will be the boss and the boss will take care of her children).
Sometimes the accident happens between persons who don't know each other like in " Tombé sur la tête" when Thomas making jogging shocked with the car driven by Mathilde, Mathilde will take care of Thomas ,who was a very arrogant and Mathilde will help him to recover his memory and change his life.
Now back to the story of Maggie and Chris: Chris has been hit by the car of Maggie, in the hospital Maggie realizes that Chris didn't recognize her in the corridor and it's a new situation for her, she will not tell him who she is (the daughter of the tenant that Chris wanted to evict ) and she will enter in the life of Chris.She will go with Chris to the house of the mother of Chris.There little by little Chris will realize what he has done in the past and change his life.
A pleasant comedy with good performances of Nadja Bobyleva, Bernhard Piesk, Peter Sattmann and Sabine Postel.
Dieses bescheuerte Herz (2017)
David and Lenny
Some days ago I saw the name of Philip Noah Schwarz (Katie Fforde: Wachgeküsst) and the review mentioned the participation of Philip Noah Schwarz in "Dieses bescheuerte Herz" !! I found this film and immediately I enjoyed it.Recently the German directors have made some films about the ommunity service .In "Die Diebin und der General" a young woman who has committed shoflifting must do a community service in a retirement home where she must take care for the grumpiest old man where stays there.In "Der Kotzbrocken" a young mother who hasn't traffic fee must do a community serive in a desability residencialk center where she has to care with a bad tempered man.There is also the story of "Unser Kindermädchen ist ein Millionär" in which Max Helmer , the son of a very rich family doesn't want to study o participate in the family business and his father sends him to work for some weeks as housekeeper in the house of a siingle mother with many children.Now I go back to "Dieses bescheuerte Herz" !!The story is quite interesting: young man living a careless life (in nightclub with friends), a workaholic father who is doctor.Then an incident : the car in the swimming and the father, very angry decides to put the things in order obliging his son to take care for a young adolescent who has a strong heart disease.Then comes the first encounter and little by little the friendship between Lenny and David.
It's very good with a good mixture of drama and comedy with a touch of humor .When Lenny asks his father what he will do with the boy, his father recomends him a bucket list and the ideas works very well ( the boy begins really to live the life).
The performance of Philip Noah Schwarz and Elyas M'Barek are really great.
Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
A good story of escape
I have seen this film many years ago and I enjoyed it very much.It's the story of a man who escaped and then begins a long pursuit toward the Mexican border.
I don't need to present Kirk Douglas who died recently: he was a very brilliant actor !! John Schneider is a little less known that Kirk Douglas, I have seen him in comedies such as "The Rebound" (2009) , "You've got a friend" (2007) and "Snow Day"(2000).
So the performances of Kirk Dougla and John Schneider are very good, they gave to the film a great touch of suspense.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
A pleasant story
This film is based o a true story and I enjoyed this story of a widower who begins a new life with his children.He decides to buy a zoo in the countryside and then it's a great challenge for him , hi family and the employees to put in order, to repair ,to pass a zoo inspection and to attract visitors for the zoo.
The performances of Matt Damon, Scarlet Johansson and Elle Fanning are very good.
A good family film with a touch of tenderness and humour.
Saint Ralph (2004)
A pleasant and touching story.
Saint Ralph is an inspiring film, it's the challenge of a 14 years old boy to go forwards in his life: his father has died in the war ,his mother is ain hospital and the his schoolmate are teaing him.
Also this film shows (as many reviewers mencioned) Canada in the fifties and the education in the Catholic colleges !!
So with the help of Father George Hibbert Ralph will begin his training for the famous Boston marathon.
A story made with great sensibility and a touch of humour.
The performances of Adam Butcher, Gordon Pinsent and Campbell Scott are very good.
One Fine Day (1996)
A charming and pleasant comedy.
A tremendous day in New York !! By chance two single parents meet in this hudge town and they will have a very busy day solving at the same time their professional problems and taking care alternatively of their children.
It's a pleasant, sweet,charmng and touching comedy, especially because two children Alex D. Linz and Mae Whitman play their roles with charm !!
I had also the feeling that George Cloony and Michelle Pfeiffer enjoyed their roles in this comedy !!
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
A pleasant comedy !!
Will has a very curious daughter Maya who wants to know all about the sentimental life of her father so begins a nice play of questions from Maya and answers from Will using in their conversation invented names for the women who shared Will's life.I enjoyed this comedy because Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin played their roles with charm and humour.
The Art of Getting By (2011)
George and Sally
The art of getting by is a plaeasant comedy about the encounter of a young adolescent and a young adolescent girl.George,who lives with his mother and his stepfather,is very fatalistic and pessimist boy, he is quite intelligent but doesn't like to do homework.Sally is a quiet girL, somestimes very sarcastic.George and Sally meet first on the roof of building, both smoking cigarettes and George helped Sally not to be catched smoking.Little by little they will meet together; for Sally George is rare adolescent , but they become friends.George doesn't realize the importante of this relationship with Sally till they go to a discotheque, Georg drinks to much and Sally helped him and takes care of him.
A pleasant comedy about friendship and love.
Great performances of Freddi Highmore and of Emma Roberts.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
A disturbing film.
Apocalypse now is a quite disturbing film !! We are in Vietnam and there is a very special assignment: to look for an officer who is making his own war against the Vietcong and to eliminate him !! Then begins a film with a lot of action and surrealistic scenes (the Lt-Colonel Kilgore listening to classic music and bombing the jungle, the show in the middle of the night).
Great performances of Marlon Brando, Michael Shhen and Robert Duvall !!
The Chase (1994)
A pleasant film.
A kidnapping and a great pursuit combined with a comedy !!
I enjoyed this film because we don't have time to get bored, all happens fast and with a touch of humour.
The performances of Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson are good.
Attack the Block (2011)
A very good alien film.
Generally I am not fond of alien films,except whn the aliens are pleasant characters such as Alf or Paul !! But "Attack the block" is a pleasant dramatic alien film,It's a good thriller telling the story of people living in these great buildins who are attacked by aliens !!
In this film I found again Jodie Whittaker, a young British actress that I saw in the very nice film "Venus" with Peter O'Toole !!
Just envoy this night of terror in a Londinian suburb !!
Ostre sledované vlaky (1966)
A youth comedy in the occupation time
Closely Watched Trains is a little masterpiece of the Czechoslovaquian cinema.
First of all its a black and white film: the Czechoslovaquian directors of this time had very good photographers and cinematographers.
It's at the same time a comedy about youth and sex : a young man is in love with a female colleague and a dramatic film: Czecholosvaquia is occupied by the German armies,and the train workers are membr¿ers of the Czch Resistance.
The film is full of poetry,sensualism and humour .
A reviewer mentioned the nice Czech actress and with great pleasure I repeat her name: Jitka Zelenohorská : the scene with the stams remains in the history of the cinema !!
A great thriller based on real-life incident.
Unstoppable is based on the real -life CSX 8888 incident in which a runaway traveled through north.west Ohio for 66 miles without anybody on command !!
I love stories of train: historial films like "Bataille du rail of René Clément (1946) and "The Train" of John Franknheimer (1964) with Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield and Jeanne Moreau , thrillers like "Runaway train " of Andrej Konchalovskyi (1985) with Jon Voigt and Eric Roberts or comedies like "Closly Warched Trains (Ostre sledované vlaky) of Jiri Menzel (1966) and "Bébert et l'omnibus" (Bebert and the Train) of Yves Robert (1963) !!
Unstoppable is really a very good story and a great thriller.
I enjoyed very much the performances of Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson.
SOKO Leipzig: Die Liebesfalle (2003)
Back to the past.
Anita Krug has been killed in a hotel room in Leipzig.The investigation leads to a businessman Thomas Gerhardt who now has come to Leipzig for the installation of a factory.First Thomas denies to know Anita Krug, then the team knows that Thomas used to visit Leipzig in the times of the German Democratic Republic. What happened then between Anita and Thomas.
I enjoyed this investigation case with a view to the past.
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
A good thriller.
We have enjoyed the performances of John Travolta as young man and dancer (Grease,Saturday Night Fever for example), the performances as lost guy and/or victim (Mad City , Domestic Disburbance) but John Travolta is also the bad guy (Broken Arrow, Pulp Fiction,etc).The Taking of the Pelham is a good thriller: it's the story of a of a group of men leaded by John Travolta who hijack a subtrain for getting a ransom.And then appears the second important character of this film, a dispatcher of the underground system who will be the negotiator between the town and the kidnappers.The film has some very good moments of suspense.
Beyond the Sea (2004)
A little masterpiece.
Beyond the sea is first a tribute to Bobby Darin, a great singer.Who participates in this tribute ? Kevin Spacey as director and also as actor.
I enjoyed very much this film which describe real events and also fictionnal moments of the life of Bobin Darin.
The performance of Kevin Spacey as Bobby Darin is extraordinary.
Thanks Mr. Kevin Spacey for showing us a moment of the music in the United States.
Nothing very new.
There are many films about kidnapping, maybe too many films."Trapped" has some moments of good suspense.Kevin Bacon is a remarkable actor (The Woodsman, Mystic River, Sleepers for example), here in this film he plays a quite disturbed kidnapper.Courtney Love plays a quite stupid character.For some moments Charlize Theon and Dakota Fanning make a good performance.