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« on: September 25, 2004, 12:39:06 AM »
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Seven years ago (circa The Ice Storm and Buffalo '66), if I there was a Xixax, and I was posting on it, I'd make a thread about Christina Ricci instead of Scarlett Johansson.  That's not to say Ricci doesn't deserve it.  She's grown up and surpassed the label of "it girl" (not that she ever really was) and become a legitimate actress.

Anyway, I saw Pumpkin tonight, and I'm both surprised and not that it hasn't been mentioned here yet.  It's a pretty horrible film, but the three people I saw it with seemed to love it.  It's about a sorority girl who falls for a mentally/physically handicapped guy and the chaos in her life that ensues.  The writing is where the film fails.  Just pathetic.  They tried to go for some sort of indictment of the life of the Greek, and how people view the handicapped.  It didn't work.  It tried to be hyperbolic, and just ended up grating on my nerves.  The score was probably the worst of this, as was the editing.

This is not to dump on Ricci (or Coppola, for that matter, as his studio produced this), but just to generate some discussion.  Pumpkin doesn't merit its own thread, but Ricci does, for her great performances in The Ice Storm and Buffalo '66, among others.  She seems to choose good people to work with, so it's surprising that these are the only two films I can pick out of hers that are worth noting.  Though I did like her when she was on Ally McBeal.

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2004, 12:44:25 AM »
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I thought Pumpkin was great. A little bit too long, but thouroughly enjoyable. What I got from it was that everyone involved really didn't give a fuck about any of the characters and only pretended to in order to mislead the audience. I didn't think there was any real message to it...it was sort of a middle finger to 'sensitive' films about mentally challenged people. You're right about it being hyperbolic, though. The best part was the automobile accident. Brilliant.

Anyway, I used to love Ricci but I haven't been impressed by much of what she's done lately. Chloe Sevigny has sort of superceded her as the go-to girl for smart indiewood pictures.

Oh wait, I do remember liking her in Anything Else.

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Re: Christina Ricci
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2004, 07:52:35 AM »
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Quote from: ono.
She seems to choose good people to work with, so it's surprising that these are the only two films I can pick out of hers that are worth noting.




Plus, she was the perfect Wednesday for "The Addams Family" movies.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2004, 08:16:34 PM »
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This new magazine called Giant has an interview with her, and some pretty nice photos too.

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2005, 06:32:31 AM »
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admin edit: spoils for Pumpkin

I really dug Pumpkin because I couldn't decide whether it was a satire or I was just being rude. This film shows Ricci at her comic best, imo. One of the best lines was "He's... retarded!" I also liked that the so-called bad jock turned out to be a handicap nice guy at the end as well. Great fun.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2005, 08:08:52 AM »
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admin edit: spoils for Pumpkin

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I also liked that the so-called bad jock turned out to be a handicap nice guy at the end as well. Great fun.

hey, thanks for the recommendation and instant spoiling of a movie no one will bother seeing now.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2005, 01:53:56 PM »
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just admin edit: spoils for Pumpkin.

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2005, 03:04:06 AM »
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You call that a spoil? Next time don't highlight it with a quote tag then.

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2005, 03:09:05 AM »
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You call that a spoil? Next time don't highlight it with a quote tag then.

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GT can u bang sum sense into this broad please. listen, if u say "i like how IN THE END" then it's a fucking spoiler, alrite? just label ur spoils next time, thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2005, 03:17:07 AM »
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Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: foray
You call that a spoil? Next time don't highlight it with a quote tag then.

foray

GT can u bang sum sense into this broad please. listen, if u say "i like how IN THE END" then it's a fucking spoiler, alrite? just label ur spoils next time, thanks.


Calm down, Pubrick. Like you said, no one going to see this movie anyways. She said it wasn't a spoiler and she's the only one in this situation who has seen it. in grave of the fireflies, they die at the end. is that necessarily a spoiler?

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2005, 03:23:28 AM »
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bros before hoes, man. :elitist:
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2005, 03:26:35 AM »
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Granted, no one's going to see this movie who hasn't already, and the spoil wasn't quite on par with "Rosebud was his sled," but still, caution should be the policy at work.

Example:

SPOILER
I loved the part at the end when the credits started rolling.  I didn't see that coming.

I'd rather flag a thousand non-spoils than let one real one go unannounced.  Thomas Jefferson said that.  Look it up.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2005, 03:27:05 AM »
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ive seen the movie and yeah, that grave of the fireflies thing IS kind of a spoiler..  :yabbse-undecided:

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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2005, 03:33:26 AM »
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Quote from: polkablues
Granted, no one's going to see this movie who hasn't already, and the spoil wasn't quite on par with "Rosebud was his sled," but still, caution should be the policy at work.

Example:

SPOILER
I loved the part at the end when the credits started rolling.  I didn't see that coming.

I'd rather flag a thousand non-spoils than let one real one go unannounced.  Thomas Jefferson said that.  Look it up.


dude I've already done that joke twice.  and both times I was just ripping off You Don't Know Jack Movies (tm).

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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2005, 03:36:37 AM »
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dude I've already done that joke twice.  and both times I was just ripping off You Don't Know Jack Movies (tm).


In that case, I'm just paying it forward.   :salute:
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

 

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