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majorvictory
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posted 02 November 2003 03:23 PM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
C'mon folks, turn that frown upside down! These movies are Prozacerrific! Wow, I can't feel my feet!

Radio

The Human Stain

Beyond Borders

Alien: Director's Cut


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This is the feel good hit of the fall. No wait: It's the feel good hit of the year! No, it's the feel good hit of the new millennium! Wait, I'd say it's the feel good hit of all-time!! Ever! Yay!

This film made me feel so good that I cried and cried and cried. Emotion poured out of me like rain down a gutter on a really rainy day. The story is about a football coach named Harold Jones (Ed Harris) who befriends a mentally challenged young black man named James Robert Kennedy (Cuba Gooding Jr.). However, everyone calls James "Radio" because he loves radios.

Not only does Coach Jones learn to love Radio, but the entire town learns to love Radio. Well, except for one guy, but that guy gets his comeuppance at the end, when even he learns that love is good and selfishness is bad -- and that made me smile so much.

See, at first, Radio can hardly talk. He just pushes a shopping cart around the town, but then Coach Jones sees that Radio needs a friend and he becomes his friend and Radio blossoms into a nearly fully functional regular person. He works with the football team and the basketball team and everybody loves him. My favorite scene in the whole movie was when the one kid who doesn't like Radio finally comes around and realizes that Radio is a great guy and gives him a football letter jacket. Oh my God, how I cried, but then I smiled, because I know that releasing emotion is a good thing.


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Michelle
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posted 02 November 2003 09:23 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
These are hilarious!

But I was somewhat uncomfortable reading them because they remind me a bit of myself. Unless a movie horribly and terribly sucks, I usually enjoy it and find nice things to say about it. I'm always afraid to recommend movies to friends just in case the movie really did suck, but I was too dumb to realize it.


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windymustang
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posted 03 November 2003 02:57 AM      Profile for windymustang     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey Michelle, there's nothing stupid about you. You're always teaching me something or making me think about things in a different light. It's funny, Mr. Smiley reminds me of me too.

When I judge music compositions or review a musical performance, I always try to find something good about each. I'm not a real fan of competition. Now I'll only judge composition entries non-competively, I don't like to tell kids that one is better than another. I find it's far better to encourage each on his/her own merits.


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