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« on: January 03, 2004, 11:06:02 AM »
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Has anyone seen this movie? I liked it, although it's not even close to being as a good as American Beauty (which it rips off). Kevin Kline is so good and the rest of the cast is fine as well. I need to go pick up the DVD.

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2004, 02:09:49 PM »
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i didnt like it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2004, 07:15:42 PM »
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I was surprised by it when I saw it. I really didn't like Christensen's performance--too whiney. Overall, however, I thought it was a good movie.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2004, 07:50:02 PM »
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For some reason, I liked it a lot. Probably because I'm a sucker.

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2004, 08:11:59 PM »
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Many people called it manipulative, which it probably is. But I didn't mind. I guess I liked the Kevin Kline character so much. And of course Jena Malone is wonderful as well.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2004, 10:01:50 PM »
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this film is a well crafted cliched masterpiece.......

the good-kevin cline's performance
the bad-the cheesed out haydenn "typical marilyn mansonn" fann" stereotype
the ugly-the title of the film is a cheesy as this." :mrgreen: "

but back on the Kevin cline.....i cannt remember if it is  cline or kline....but i think  he is underrated................

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2004, 11:11:23 PM »
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i hated jena malone in this movie.  she was unrealistically precocious.

i remember really liking kristen scott thomas's performance.  same with hayden christensen's.  though his transformation from goth to prep was a little obvious.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2004, 08:45:00 AM »
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I was visiting my girlfriend's parents and this movie was suggested for viewing.  I cringed (as I normally do for her father's film picks).  Turns out that I really enjoyed the film.  It has been a long time so I cannot give it a very detailed review but I do remembe I liked it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2004, 11:35:01 AM »
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This movie was a little overdramatic and dosen't even compare to American Beuaty, IMO.  I saw American Beauty after I had seen Life As A House, so it wasn't like I was comparing it throughout the film.

Life as a House wasn't bad, but I just didn't like it...Didn't have too much replay value to me, whereas American Beauty I could watch many many times.
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2004, 03:38:14 PM »
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life as a house may be a bit clumsier in its techniques, but the emotions in the movie seemed much more honest than those in american beauty.
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