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Just watched this the other night. I spite of the fact that I can't stand Jennifer Lawrence, I really enjoyed it! I thought the special effects were great. The film has great look to it.
...the film looked great.
I'm a big fan of J Law's.
The film was a little disturbing from an ethical standpoint, and the last half was predictable and sucked once Cowboy Curtis (L. Fishburne) appeared (The reactor is going to blow! Get out in space and fix it!).
Otherwise it was watchable :-)
She's NOT a great actress, NOT a great beauty and if you've ever seen her interviewed not much of an intellectual... Your basic Hollywood bimbo... Just wondering what people see in her... But I've always felt the same way about Meryl Streep (however she CAN act) too! Glad you liked the movie though... Will never be a "classic" but I thought it had its moments.
...I thought she was terrific in Winter's Bone and Silver Linings Playbook and good in Mother.
She's been nominated for Best Actress 3 times and won once.
She's only 27 - give her time.
Given the right material and direction, she can clearly act. Winter's Bone and Silver Linings Playbook are great examples.
She's pretty easy on the eyes too.
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I saw it last year. Special effects were very good. The swimming pool scene especially. The bartender was the most interesting character. It was a OK film. One I remember with a similar title was the Passenger from 1975
For a microsecond I thought you were talking about that one... one of my all-time favorite films.
I thought the same thing! ...but found the amount of replies curious.
Michelangelo Antonion's 1975 The Passenger is a great film. Great soundtrack too, the guitar piece at the end is unforgettably lovely.
We saw it for the first time in the seventies in the USSR, it was then known by its original title "Professione: reporter".
For long time I could not get the slow final scene out of my mind.
I liked it until the moment they go into the engine room, the whole thing falls apart at that point and it is a stupid movie.
A better ending would be if he died in the end and she was in the same position as he was in the beginning. We would have been left guessing if she would do the same thing.
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See it overnight?
...but I recall the reviewers saying that he stalked her and then was essentially abusive by waking her up for his own selfish needs.
LOL.... NO doubt reviewed by Democrats! That issue was resolved in the end....
...obviously not a review by a right winger.
...Morgenstern in his review for WSJ raised same "ethics" issue so maybe not so much a matter of political persuasion than some might believe. Also FWIW, resolution of the "issue" was clumsy and unsatisfying...IMO.
...guess I'll have to watch it this weekend.
...but do avoid a phone or tablet: as already noted, the movie has a nice look about it and this will be mostly lost on a tiny screen.
...but the story raises an ethical dilemma that wasn't well addressed IMO. And the need for a deus ex machina wasn't so cool. Overall, entertaining for what it was.
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