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Old 06-06-2010, 01:31 AM   #6541 (permalink)
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I don't think I ever cried that much watching a movie. How dare they label it as a comedy. And wow, it was the best cry in my life.

I think it just all seemed true. Beginning with Adam Sandler's home movies, and footages of his first gigs, then him as a grown up depressed comedian. Watching that film, after noticing how all my favourite comedians suffered from depression from Peter Sellers to Sarah Silverman. Then his Andy Kaufman moment on the piano and then Adam Sandler sings Lennon's "Real Love". I truly did crack up. Then of course, another Lennon song, with the ending credits.

It just was so familiar. That curse of the comedian, the sad clown, that somehow no one realises how unhappy he is underneath this phoney disgusting mask.
Just loved it. Laughed out loud while crying. It just doesn't get better than that.

P.S I do tear up at everything usually, after 8.00 AM (and now it's 10.30 AM - so that might be the reason behind my overemotional eyes)
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I don't think I ever cried that much watching a movie. How dare they label it as a comedy. And wow, it was the best cry in my life.

I think it just all seemed true. Beginning with Adam Sandler's home movies, and footages of his first gigs, then him as a grown up depressed comedian. Watching that film, after noticing how all my favourite comedians suffered from depression from Peter Sellers to Sarah Silverman. Then his Andy Kaufman moment on the piano and then Adam Sandler sings Lennon's "Real Love". I truly did crack up. Then of course, another Lennon song, with the ending credits.

It just was so familiar. That curse of the comedian, the sad clown, that somehow no one realises how unhappy he is underneat
h this phoney disgusting mask.
Just loved it. Laughed out loud while crying. It just doesn't get better than that.

P.S I do tear up at everything usually, after 8.00 AM (and now it's 10.30 AM - so that might be the reason behind my overemotional eyes)
I was coming in to post this exact thing ! Cried so much.

And laughed lots too Eminem cameo was genius.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:10 AM   #6543 (permalink)
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Hmm im actually a little surprised how positive those comments are about Funny People. I might actually put that film on my to-watch list.


Absolutely brilliant. Ima huge fan of Shaun of the Dead and of course the comparisons between the two are unavoidable. I could never quite decide whether that should make me excited to watch it or apprehensive. I feel this film stands it on own though. Of course you have to compare the two as its a similar idea but this isn't simply a rip off. Brutal, violent, zombie slayings to a rock and roll soundtrack. Lots of laughs. An absolutely hilarious cameo from Bill Murray. Whats not to like?



Now, i like dumb comedy films. I dont go into them expecting a work of genius or anything particularly intellectual. This however may be the dumbest dumb comedy i have seen in a long, long time. I always thought this would be terrible and a bit of a chick-flick but it actually wasnt that at all. Im not quite sure what to make of it though. It was funny in places. Uma Thurman was actually very amusing as the crazy, emotional screw up her character is but maybe overall it was actually just a bit TOO dumb.



Its no secret that Ricky Gervais acting skills are somewhat limited. This role however was very suited to him. Its nothing new for him but its a typical Gervais role which helps his ability to take the lead. Greg Kinnear really helped him elevate his game as well by giving those two alot of scenes together throughout. Not an amazing rom-com by any means but quite a cute idea and enjoyable all the same i thought.
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I don't think I ever cried that much watching a movie. How dare they label it as a comedy. And wow, it was the best cry in my life.
I thought this was a great movie, even though it dragged on a bit towards the end. I think it did very well as both a Comedy and something dramtic.

Anyway, I finally saw:

Amazing. 9/10
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The techniques Scorsese uses when making films is great, the shots he gets, he manages to do things other directors can't.
like what? what are these techniques?
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:00 AM   #6546 (permalink)
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like what? what are these techniques?
Well he does have his signature techniques, that are so obvious I wonder how you never noticed them.
I guess the last scene in Taxi Driver is a good example of his skills. The usual dramatic use of the music, the recurring overlapping shots from opposite angles, the inserts with the mix of formats, the montages, his story telling technique, the rawness of the streets that he excels in portraying... well the list goes on.
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Well he does have his signature techniques, that are so obvious I wonder how you never noticed them.
I guess the last scene in Taxi Driver is a good example of his skills. The usual dramatic use of the music, the recurring overlapping shots from opposite angles, the inserts with the mix of formats, the montages, his story telling technique, the rawness of the streets that he excels in portraying... well the list goes on.
hah, please, fuck off. scorsese is a genuine auteur, i believe, though none of what you've included in your laundry list except maybe his adeptness at portraying street life hint at what makes him a unique american filmmaker. i hoped my question would implore TSC to provide a bit more detail or analysis of this man whose methods he refers to as masterful. that would be preferable to his constant vague nondescript claims, no?
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:29 AM   #6548 (permalink)
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Why are you telling me to fuck off for?
And what the fuck do you know about my opinion of Scorsese?

I made you a list you fucker, and his "adeptness at portraying street life" is just a small point in it, that I won't use if I'm talking of his other movies, like No Direction Home or Shutter Island.

How bout you stop asking such obvious questions if you already know the answer!
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:51 AM   #6549 (permalink)
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Why are you telling me to fuck off for?
the first time for condescending, now for acting like a little child.
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when did i make any sort of claim about your opinion towards scorsese? i guess i can chalk this up to english not being a first language.

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I made you a list you fucker, and his "adeptness at portraying street life" is just a small point in it, that I won't use if I'm talking of his other movies, like Don't look back or Shutter Island.
my question, which was not directed at you in any way so i can only wonder why you first chose to answer it poorly and are now raving like a child, was concerning the techniques TCS mentioned that set scorsese apart and allow him to "do things other directors can't." your little list didn't hit on any of that.

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How bout you stop asking such obvious questions if you already know the answer!
good lord you're such a little girl. i want TCS to answer them, i want to know his thoughts regarding the question i asked. and you can assure yourself that any time i ask a general question directed openly or towards someone specifically, i am not interested in your thoughts on the matter and you're free to ignore me from now on.
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It's a board not a private chat. Get used to have many people answering your stupid questions.
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