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The Flick Chick reviews films
Fun and Games, boys and girls, and better than a circus!
Every day since the beginning of recorded time, we've tried to give substance to our dreams. Nightmares, too! C'mon let's all go to the picture show. Today!
You've Got Mail
Rented this the other night. It's a very sweet little film. Meg Ryan is as adorable as ever Tom Hanks gave a very sensitive, nuanced performance. Tough but touching. From time to time, little flickers of expression cross his face that allow you to read the mind of his character. Toward the very end of the film, he says to her, "Couldn't you forgive me for putting you out of business . . . I wish you would." That last phrase is delivered with a very eerie, very pleasing change of tone. I've also seen Dustin Hoffman do that light-and-shadow expression change and tonal shift so very well maybe better than anybody. Older & wiser they say. (Was I the older person who said that?) (9/00)
Well, it was swell to see all those wonderful mature actresses at work Ellen Burstyn and Maggie Smith especially, to say nothing of the superb Ashley Judd and Sandra Bullock. The Chick was not the greatest fan of that book, but the performances are first-rate, it is extremely beautiful to look at, and how wonderful it was to see our beloved James Garner again, here acting the part of your favorite golden Lab! If you love this sort of thing, It's guaranteed you will love this one. And even if you don't, it's well worth seeing. (Note that there was one-count'em-one guy in the sea of chicks in the theatre when I saw this film. Brave man; he got his own round of applause when he entered.) ( 6/24/02 )
to admit that it was, well, a ZOO! Long legged and skinny Ben Stiller
does indeed look like a model-type, and the airy and brainless Owen
Wilson is more delicious than Fabio any day. (Fabio, by the way, does
one of the numerous star cameos in this film. Haven't seen so many
famous faces at one go since
!) The pleasantly silly
plot revolves around the fact that Stiller's character is too dim to
recognize that a nefarious conspiracy aims to murder the saintly prez
of surely it wasn't Indonesia! and intends to use him as
their semi-trained assassin.
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A few choice foreign films (subtitles)