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Debra
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posted 01 September 2004 09:25 PM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just watched this movie again and still love it.

She winds up with a place she loves, wonderful friends, the confidence to be who she wants to be and a beautiful young lover.

*sigh* would that life could imitate art.


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steffie
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posted 01 September 2004 09:40 PM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The confidence comes first, and all the rest follows. Isn't that a great lesson? Of course I haven't seen the movie, but I surmise this much of it from the trailers.
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Timebandit
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posted 01 September 2004 11:53 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pretty much, steffie. But it's a good story, told in an entertaining way, and nicely shot in a beautiful location. I really enjoyed it, even if it didn't make me think too terribly hard.
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ShyViolet
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posted 02 September 2004 01:20 AM      Profile for ShyViolet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
my boyfriend brought it over to my house once. i thought it was pretty good, except for the sex scenes. ya, i know they weren't that bad..but my mom was watching it with us. seany and i blushed the entire time....
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Anchoress
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posted 02 September 2004 02:20 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I could never watch it because Diane Lane makes me SICK. Unfortunately, because there are some other movies she's in that I'd like to see.
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josh
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posted 02 September 2004 08:20 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That strange. She makes me the opposite of sick. Was great in Unfaithful.
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Anchoress
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posted 02 September 2004 09:31 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ugh, Unfaithful... one of the most boring movies I've ever forced myself to finish... Capped my opinion of DL as one of the most soulless actresses working today. Also... [cattiness] I couldn't believe she's only 39 - she seems so haggard to me. [/cattiness]
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josh
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posted 02 September 2004 10:21 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, different strokes for different folks. Unfaithful was anything but boring, at least until the plot line copped out in the last third of the movie. And I thought Ms. Lane was gorgeous throughout.
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Anchoress
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posted 02 September 2004 10:32 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
LOL that's funny - the last third was the part I liked the best. More specifically, the only part I liked was between when the husband showed up at the lover's house and when he finally managed to get the package into the trunk.

Part of the problem might be that I HATE relationship dramas - the previews I saw made it look like a suspense thriller, and it *definitely* didn't deliver on that count (minus the scene in the elevator). I guess my hatred of DL was a major part of it too, since the only scenes I liked were the ones she was absent from.

I also thought the lover was extremely UN-attractive (and a terrible actor, although he really came alive in the scenes with Gere) and the sex unexciting and gratuitous (which is maybe because I sensed no chemistry between the two and found DL's facial expressions irritating).

Conversely, I thought Gere delivered some of his best work - I usually don't like him, but I was quite impressed.


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josh
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posted 02 September 2004 10:36 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Again, differ with you on almost everything, except for Gere. Although I've seen him much better when he plays the bad guy, like in Internal Affairs. The movie copped out by having him kill the lover and then had a muddled ending. It would have been much more interesting had they just had to focus on the affair. And I thought the sex scenes were great.
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Anchoress
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posted 02 September 2004 10:37 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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Anchoress
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posted 02 September 2004 10:42 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think we may find some common ground after all: I think one of the major problems with the movie was that it was trying to be both a relationship drama and a suspense thriller (I liken it to a cross between Heartburn and Presumed Innocent - two great tastes that definitely DON'T taste great together).

I thought it failed as a relationship drama and should have focused on being a suspense thriller, while you thought it failed as a suspense thriller and should have been a relationship drama.

I can sum it up though with one sentence: watching Diane Lane trying to convince me that she's having an orgasm is something I never, ever want to suffer through again.


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Anchoress
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posted 02 September 2004 10:45 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
BTW sorry Debra for hijacking your thread: I'll shut up about DL now lol.
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mighty brutus
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posted 02 September 2004 01:27 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two words: CHICK FLICK
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Anchoress
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posted 02 September 2004 01:56 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by mighty brutus:
Two words: CHICK FLICK

In other news: fire hot, water wet.


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HeywoodFloyd
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posted 02 September 2004 02:03 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I liked under the tuscan sun.

(putting on pink tutu now)


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