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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 85bears, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. 85bears

    85bears Member

    I know it's getting lambasted by critics, mostly for trying to work flatulence and loose skin jokes into a sentimental drama, but when you get past some of the immaturity, damn, that was a pretty intense movie (saw it last night).

    People keep comparing it to "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol." I thought "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

    It was somewhat predictable, but the lesson, over-the-top as it may be, was not only creatively delivered, but one that a lot of us careerists on here need to take in. I don't have any kids, but I came home and hugged the shit out of my dog.
  2. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Haven't seen it and don't intend to, but here's a big problem I have with it.


    At one point, Sandler fast-forwards through foreplay with Kate Beckinsale. WTF?????? Also, making an English actress 'play American' is another sin. Part of the considerable charm of a Beckinsale is that crisp British accent.
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Sandler is a whipping boy.

    But this was a middle movie for him.

    Not awful.

    He can actually pull off some of the nuance of a poignant moment, where other comedic stars (read: Jim Carrey) just can't do it, destroying any potential dramatic moment.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    beckinsale would be an all-time beauty if she was mute. 8) 8)
  5. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    She also needs to fire her agent. I mean, "Van Helsing" and two "Underworld" movies...gimmie a fuckin' break. She was great in "The Last Days of Disco".
  6. the_rookie

    the_rookie Member

    O'Doyle Rules!
  7. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    While I'll accept you enjoying the movie ... after the retread jokefest concluded, the ending proved very moving.

    But I will be damned if you're going to put it in the same sentence as those three movies above. Especially the final one.
  8. 85bears

    85bears Member

    As a concept, I meant.
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