I am 14 years old. I saw this movie over the summer with a buddy of mine. We rode our bikes 2 miles to the nearest movie theater. It was completely worth it. This is single handedly one of the best movies i have ever seen. I bought it when it cmae out on dvd. I showed it to my father and he liked it. this movie has everything. comedy, action, romance, suspense, sci-fi, animation. it is a great movie that i would advise anybody to see. yes, its really long. but it is completly worth it.
This movie was a crowd pleaser. I have never seen so many people jump out of their seats. This movie had a very good story to it. The only thing that makes the movie seem out of place is some of the music themes throughout it. I had my seat kicked like about 3-4 times throughout the movie, only because of the unexpected scenes. You should go watch the movie today. We had tickets to go see In The Name of the King, but I'm glad we traded them right at the last minute. Very good movie till' the end.. If your g/f gets scared very easy, then get ready to come out all bruised up. If it's your first date and want a reason to get close together, then this is the movie you want to go see... Enjoy the movie.. Yes the movie is in subtitles...
Ã¢â‚¬Å“My problem is that it's 2 A.M. My problem is I'm asleep. I'm on a tour bus with eight stinkin' men. Rule number one: Don't propose to a girl on a bus, you got that? Rule number two: Don't tell her it's because you had a bad dream.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- June Carter (Reese Witherspoon) to Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix)
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a fan of fictionalized film biographies. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m of the belief that a biography is better served by a well-crafted documentary. But Walk the Line is no ordinary biography. Country singer Johnny Cash chose Joaquin Phoenix for this role, and Cash was right: itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s difficult to imagine anyone doing a better job at portraying him. Phoenix is excellent, easily handling CashÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quiet turmoil and confusion, but also able to notch it up into pill-popping angry star mode where required. He even pulls a sink out of the wall in one scene, adding his own unscripted touch. As good as Phoenix is, Reese Witherspoon (as June Carter) is even better. Witherspoon plays an extremely complex character and brings every bit of the emotion to the role (deservedly, she won the 2006 Oscar for Best Actress). And of course they both do their own amazing singing (after six months of vocal lessons). The supporting cast is also good, with a special mention to Robert Patrick as CashÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cold father. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be hard-pressed to find a better example of a biographical film.
*Other reviewers said:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Johnny Cash sang like he meant business...Walk the Line, with its dead-on performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, helps you understand that quality.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Although the straightforward story feels virtually the same as every other musician of the period, it comes to life in two awards-worthy performances.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Rich Cline (Shadows on the Wall)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are we there yet?Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst)
Marie: Where will I be if thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a rupture between our two families? Will I be Austrian, or Dauphin of France?
Ambassador Mercy (Steve Coogan): You must be both.
Ambassador Mercy : Her majesty would do well to be more attentive. Life is getting harder for the people of France. The bread shortage is grave.
Marie Antoinette: There must be something we can do to ease their sufferings. Tell the court jeweler to stop sending diamonds.
A young Austrian (Kirsten Dunst) is sent to Versaille to marry a French prince, Louis (Jason Schwartzman). The entire court hopes they will produce an heir, but Louis seems to have no interest. Coppola experiments with the juxtaposition of modern indie music in a Sense and Sensibility setting (and, indeed, the casting and look of Dunst herself is another juxtaposition, made to enhance AntoinetteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s position as an outsider), and adds other little touches, like Dunst acknowledging the camera during the opening credits. Coppola accomplishes the almost-impossible: To tell a coherent story by almost solely using striking visual images. The images include: Judy DavisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ haughty nostrils; Marie and three friends watching the sunset while a rock music soundtrack plays, looking like 21st century people dressed up as 18th century aristocrats at a fancy dress party; the birth and death of MarieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s third child, told solely by the hanging, and subsequent removal, of a royal painting.
** Other reviewers said:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pouring Coca-Cola in the cabernet, Sofia Coppola's dazzling Marie Antoinette couldn't be more anachronistic if it showed the queen of France saying, 'Let them eat sushi.' Coppola works in weird ways, but the real Versailles was so much weirder.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Kyle Smith (New York Post)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Let them eat cake? Sofia Coppola feeds it to us in spoonfuls -- pink, sugary, decadent. The entire film seems to have been squeezed onto the screen from a confectioner's pastry bag..."
- John Beifuss (Commercial Appeal)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“A startlingly original and beautiful pop reverie that comes very close to being transcendent.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Carina Chocano (Los Angeles Times)
Martha (Daisy Donovan): Simon.
Simon (Alan Tudyk): (from behin the locked bathroom door) Simon.
Poor Daniel (Matthew Macfadyen). All he wants to do is give his father a decent, dignified funeral ceremony, but instead things keep going wrong. Bodies are switched, hallucinogenic drugs are taken, and unexpected guests turn up with secrets they want to tell and demands to make. Veteran American director Frank Oz does a good job of creating a British comedy in the same vein as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Waking Ned Devine. If you liked those two films, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll love this. British comedies are not my cup of tea; I find the humor too slow and telegraphed, and the jokes (about old age, wheelchairs, gay lovers, and drugs) too easy. Nonetheless, there are a couple of laugh out loud moments, most of them involving Andy Nyman and American actor Alan Tudyk. The cast is more than competent and plays it straight, and the dramatic moments toward the end work because of this.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Death at a Funeral finds its comedy in the peculiar human trait of being most tempted to laugh when we're absolutely not supposed to.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Set among the perpetually polite and embarrassed British, the film is at least tolerable.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Jeffrey M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Full of tired, sitcom-level gags.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Josh Bell (Las Vegas Weekly)
Dr Searle (Cliff Curtis): WÃ¢â‚¬â„¢eÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a collection of astronauts and scientists, so we are going to make the most informed decision available to us.
Mace (Chris Evans): Made by you, by any chance?
Capt. Kineda (Hiroyuki Sanada): Made by the person best qualified to understand the complexities of payload delivery: our physicist.
Robert Capa(Cillian Murphy): Shit.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Three out of seven, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot of short straws.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Capa: Icarus, who is the fifth crewmember?
Capa: Where is the fifth crewmember?
Icarus: In the observation room.
A ship heads for a dieing sun, with 8 people and a bomb big enough to revitalize it. But when crew error forces major sun-damage to the ship, the mission and the safe return of the crew is placed in major jeopardy. Ultra-stylized and often violent, this, ambitious, tense film is another feather in the cap for versatile director Danny Boyle. It is at its best in it first 90 minutes, when it concentrates on exploring the dynamics of the crew relationships (and where the action is a vehicle to expand on those relationships). When it changes course and enter horror film territory, it goes a bit downhill, although not enough to negate the good work done before. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not only the sudden change in tone, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the stupdity of crewman Capa: when he finds out from the computer that there is a fifth mystery person on board, does he inform any of the other members of the crew so they can seal off the area and proceed cautiously? No, he goes there all by himself to check it out!
The most memorable moment is watching crewman Harvey freezing to death.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ã¢â‚¬Â¦operates on the level of pure entertainment even as it asks the big questions about the meaning of existence and challenges every assumption, including what constitutes a happy ending.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Andrea Chase (Killer Movie Reviews)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It retains a power it rightfully earned, not faltering enough to fully squander it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Jeffrey Chen (ReelTalk Movie Reviews)
In the opening credits of this film we see a 16 year old girl walking the sidewalk downing a jug of sunny d. as i watch perplexed, i think to myself that this is a very unique opening, as she walks there is a track playing in the background that can only be described as indie and it suits the film so well. as i continue to watch i realize that the intro isn't the only thing original, its the whole movie. the dialogue is fresh, the satire bristling, and the performances are some of the best this year. granted the ensemble multiplies the quality.
the cast is great ellen page, who was unforgettable in the provocative drama, hard candy, stands out again as a teenager, who, despite the pregnancy, is able to display a level of cool that hasn't been shown since ferris bueller. michael cera, fresh from superbad does his shy guy routine which would be boring if his quirks weren't so endearing (i.e. orange tic tacs, shaving his inner thighs). jennifer garner is fantastic as the uptight, serious, controlling wife of jason bateman who so desperately wants a child. jason batmean, who was the reason y i came to the movie, is the complete opposite of his wife as the fun loving, cool, commercial jingle composer who wins the audience over then quickly loses their respect by his irresponsibility (you'll see). j.k. simmons plays the understanding father figure while allison janey kind of dupes him by being even more compassionate. when an ultrasound techinician questions juno's parenting skills janey takes her head off in a way that left me touched and exhilarated at the same time. even the extras are great, juno's best friend played by olivia thirlby is hilarious as is the counter girl at the abortion counter and rainn wilson as the conevient store clerk.
jason reitman was great with his directoin in the satirical Thank You for Smoking but he easily out does himself in this masterpiece. the sets are a perfect reflection for each character's personality. as i said earlier the acting is top notch. the innocence of juno and bleaker making love brought me back to my own first time. each actor brings their own spice to the film but none are as overpowering as the other, except for maybe juno, but let her have it. a cool chick like that deserves the spotlight.
This may be one of least funniest movies of all time. Eight of us, four couples, two with kids, got together to watch this film. Very few laughs, no chemistry between the two lead roles, in fact, the female lead role has gone public with her feelings that this was a bad film and she does not understand the appeal. This is a movie designed to appeal to critics, that alone should tell you something.
I loved the first movie, and I couldn't wait until this one. I'll cut to the chase, I loved National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
The good things: almost everything. This movie is like excitement and adrenaline had a baby and instead of breast milk, it was fed steroids. maybe thats too exaggerated, but still. The car chase and platform scenes were especially pulse-pounding. Another good thing is the humor. More of it. And it doesn't suck. Everyone in the theater laughed. I heard people gasping too in excitement. And this movie is very clever. All of the things found, like the actual book of secrets, to the plank in the resolute desks. it's intriguing how they go around the globe and sneak into the most daring places to find some amazing machine holding a clue. Like the Oval freaking Office. Some moments I wondered if they actually had to break the law to film some of the scenes in this movie. "I'm going to kidnap the president of the United States". That kind of stuff makes your heart skip a beat.
The bad things: The plot is almost exactly the same as the first movie. Benjamin Gates tries to get to the treasure before the antagonist, and they end up sort of teaming up to find it together. but this time, the antagonist DIES! GOLLY!! What seems very similar is that line he says. "I'm going to kidnap the president of the United States". Yeah? Well in the first film, doesn't he say the exact same thing but changes kidnap to steal, and president of the united states to declaration of independence? So this movie isn't anything new, just the same old thing. BUT 10 TIMES BIGGER!! if you liked the first movie, just know you'll basically be watching the exact same thing, just revamped. that's all. Another thing is the acting. It's not horrendous, but it's not the best. You can easily look over it though.
Overall, go see it. It's an incredibly exciting movie, brilliant, and pretty much hilarious too.