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Finn

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« on: January 14, 2004, 05:11:48 PM »
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This was one of my favorite movies of 2001. I thought it was really under-rated at the time of it's release. Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore and the rest of the cast are just wonderful. I think this is clearly Lasse Hallström's best film. I think my favorite scenes take place in the newspaper building, the conversations between Quoyle and Wavey and the great cinematography and score.

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2004, 06:31:19 PM »
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It went under the radar for the public, but most critical opinions I heard about it built it up way too much. It was a good film, but not exceptional*.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2004, 06:34:45 PM »
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Funny, most critics I read dumped on this film while I really liked it.  I guess they obsessed too much with the differences between the film and the book.  I mean, it's a film with two great actors, Kevin Spacey, and Julianne Moore, and they're both top notch in a riveting story.  What more could you want?

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2004, 07:22:16 PM »
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Quote from: Onomatopoeia
What more could you want?

A better story.

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2004, 07:39:03 PM »
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i never saw it although i thought it was funny how before its release it was such 'sure-fire oscar bait' and when it came out and got bad reviews, it no longer had an audience.  good cast, so i wouldnt be opposed to seeing it anyways, and although my girlfriend has tried to get me to rent it a buncha times its not at the top of my list.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2004, 09:04:20 PM »
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I think it should have been nominated for a lot more Oscars than it was (but I guess any would be more than 0).
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2004, 11:08:49 PM »
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can't say I thought this was any good
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2004, 02:47:49 PM »
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Does any find the character's names really unusual??? Like Qouyle, Wavey, Agnus, Bunny and particularly Nutbeam. I can't remember whether it's Nutbeam, Nutballs, Needleballs or Needledick. I thought the scene where the townspeople get drunk and tear up his boat is hilarious.
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