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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2003, 12:45:31 PM »
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Humm...I tought this movie was decent. The pace was pretty slow in the first act, I can't relate so much to old people's distress, and I found Kathy Bates family totally out of place as to the rest of the movie.

I might I've liked it more if I hadn't been told to prepare for the best film of 2002. PDL, Habla Con Ella, The Pianist, Adaptation, Laramie Project were much better. I even liked About a Boy a lot more. Anyway, personnal tastes may differ.

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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2003, 07:28:40 PM »
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I might I've liked it more if I hadn't been told to prepare for the best film of 2002. PDL, Habla Con Ella, The Pianist, Adaptation, Laramie Project were much better. I even liked About a Boy a lot more. Anyway, personnal tastes may differ.


I heard terrible things about The Laramie Project. Is it really worth checking out? The play was actually much, much better (complex and richer) than I'd anticipated.

About Schmidt was in my top 3 of 2002... I guess I just think Alexander Payne is to Omaha as PTA is to the San Fernando Valley.
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2003, 11:02:23 PM »
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i think its hilarious that every single time somebody is making a speech/toast in the movie they end up talking about themselves.  i cringe every time it happens.  there are so many hilarious touches in this movie that are so true to the way people are.
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