09-14-2010 12:03 PM #1
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09-14-2010 08:07 PM #2
I was so excited to see this movie and when I saw it, I left the theater plain out pissed. It was nothing new, it was going good until the last half an hour. I was like wtf is this bullshit. The characters were all unlikable and the only character you felt a connection with (Ruffalo) is treated like shit and it's all feministic bullshit at the end and makes men seem like assholes, actually it's like I'm awesome because I'm lesbian ending and I wasn't surprised to find out the director herself was a lesbian. Basically the whole movie is contrived and overrated. I was so pissed off. Not even one of the year's best.
09-14-2010 09:34 PM #3
I thought it was great but I agree with the above poster in that:
That said, it was totally not a dealbreaker for it was a great movie. Hilarious in many parts and quite well-acted. It doesn't really surprise me that a movie about a lesbian couple touts feminism, so you should have been prepared for that going in, Idioteque.
It's in my top 5 movies of the year but there are quite a few very promising movies coming out these last few months (The Social Network, True Grit, 127 Hours, Harry Potter, etc.) that could knock it out of even the top 10.
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09-14-2010 09:52 PM #4
^^I liked how the film didn't treat the same-sex couple and family as a gimmick or spectacle. They are depicted as a very real, normal, and loving family. I also thought the performances were all very good across the board (particularly Ruffalo and Benning). That being said, Idioteque is right on the handling of Ruffalo's character. It's too rushed and simple-minded and almost ruins how delicately all the relationships were handled prior to the conclusion of the film. It feels like the director (being a lesbian herself) just couldn't resist and had to drive her pro-lesbian point home at the expense of Ruffalo's character.
09-15-2010 01:02 AM #5
And I thought the humor was okay but at the end of the day film comes off being very generic and not even original in the slightest bit and it's hugely predictable, I was hoping that there would be a twist but nope. There' just so much wrong with the film's script that I can't respect the director and hell I hate her pro lesbian feministic views as well that she had to squeeze in. I mean yeah some of you guys are a bit more forgiving then me but I expected a lot, it's nothing special. I've seen tons of great flicks and thsi isn't one of them. The other indie hit of the summer, Cyrus, was a pleasant surprise. It's pretty amateur but it's hilarious and the story doesn't do any cheats on us like Kids Are Alright.
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