Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by mcmullanbrush, Apr 13, 2003.
Excellent film, great performances and DTS sound The helicopters sound fantastic.
Come on Mac, bit more detail please
Theres not much more I can say about the film, probably too subtle for most people. There arent really any helicopters in it, or aliens, or explosions. I only said that to try and get some interest in it.
It does have DTS sound though, for those who like that kind of thing. It also has Julianne Moore who is as brilliant as she always is. Dennis Quaid is great and the photography is beautiful.
A word of warning though. As great as the film is, no decent person should buy it as there is French writing on the DVD case.
LOL, that's me put off then. French covers? Pah! *spits*
Well, without giving too much away mate - does it centre on the relationships between the characters, or is the 'racial tension' issue the primary thrust of the movie?
I'm upset about the lack of helicopters
There is a racial tension aspect, but its a relationship movie. There is a lot I would like to say, but it might spoil the film for people.
Cheers. It's sounding more appealing now
It's more of a story of intollerance to difference, namely race and homosexuality, and how this can 'make' people act with nurture and/or peer group pressure weighted in. But more especially the negative reactions to others who accept one another are posited.
In simple terms, a story of a husbands' concealed homosexuality gets broken and the fallout results in the wife further befriending a black man. The latter is considered most in terms of peer horror from both white and black race/peer groups.
It's set in that fake 50's stylised manner of gawdy colours and all the mod cons count post war.
The acting is fine, as you'd expect, and performed with sensitivity.
But the story tries to cover too much too thinly in my opinion and the end comes off as overly melodramatic.
If Julianne Moore is your bag, so to speak, I'd go for The Hours which is a much stronger work, if a little hard going.
thats the point its a 50's melodrama made now
personally I thought Quaid wasn't all that good... definitely not as good as I expected. Good film otherwise tho.
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