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Tonight, 9pm, Channel 4.
Just the most beautiful film, really inventive, funny, poignant, sad.
My favourite film. Glad i don't have a TV really, otherwise i'd be a complete emotinal wreck by 11pm.
Jim Carrey </3
Kate Winslet <3
Alexander Pope <3
Beautiful films <3
but he's actually really good in this, regardless of his other roles.
I hate his comedy work. It's like SHUT UP, SHUT UP!
if it is then i'm shocked!
but maybe you're just displaying how heartbreakingly sad his role is at times.
why? he's a lord really.
he plays the role perfectly. To criticise him is to criticise the script.
but I can't imagine a performance that would do the script any more justice than he did.
oh yeah, come on.
he comes out of a RHINO!
i was about 12, it was great.
you havn't told me why you don't like Carrey. tell me!
he's stupid boring dopey idiotic all-american first grade wanker
i have to say i expected something more from you.
is it just an irrational hatred?
or are there reeeaal reason?
i just find his performances spectacularly unengaging, unintelligent and unfunny. I can stand Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind, but have never seen anything else ever I've liked.
Ace Ventura?? Liar Liar?? you never found them funny?
The Truman Show????
i find him immensely engaging.
a prize i give to those who need a bit of lightening up...with a classic Jim Carrey Comedy!!
funny. (certainly not when he does his bendy face schtick)
BUT he does have a tremondous inner sadness and melancholy that sometimes seeps from behind the mask, and then he's brilliant.
also, batman forever. <3
as the ridder, i thought.
Love that film, totally faultless.
Man On The Moon?
i'll give it ago at some point though
*adds to films to see list*
without seeing it, especially if you know a bit about Andy Kaufman.
It's another really genuine, loyal and human performance.
Andy Kaufman interests me.
I'll put it on the list fo' sho
really natural and genuine.
Eternal Sunshine and Man On The Moon are two films where he really disproves that comment.
those two films are genius. major <3 for Carrey.
is absolutely amazing in Man on the Moon. Especially when you see footage of the guy it's based on.
he's liek, canadian...
also he's ace in the truman show too.
he's perfect in this, and i normally despise him.
carrey's canadian. fact.
but it don't mean you have to <3 him.
totally agreed :)
It's the perfect example of getting the perfect mix of director/writer/cast.
except Jim Carrey. What a cunt. </3
but even he is OK in this
I'm not on it today at all, I keep missing words out and stuff. I think I still have a hangover and spent most of yesterday drunk from the night before.
"Its pretty good !"
I'd recommend it completely :)
SINBAD IS IN CORONATION STREET!
Watch it Lyle it is amazing! I love the guy that is going out with Dunst I used to think his hair and glasses were so cool.
i love this but i have a bbq and then UFC! its fight night baby!
tld me it was a really sad film.
it had really sad mments, but i felt the ending was so so optimistic and lovely, i saw it as a happy film!
is this the only Kate Winslet film ever where she doesn't get her tits out?
one of my fave films, defo.
Jack Black and Jude Law are simply perfect in it.
though I'm a bit delciate at the moment. I was weeping when I saw it in the cinema.
your delicates :D
though I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind for watching something beautiful and poignant. I want gratuitous violence and/or base humour. :(
It's funny too! And silly.
I think you'll love it :)
and watch UFC
perfect mix of, well, everything. writing, directing, acting, effects.
and whats with all the jim carrey hate? it's easily his best role.
this then truman.
This really is wonderful, very human the way he plays it. Even if you do think he's a bit spineless sometimes. But then he IS. All the characters are flawed and human in this film. A sign of good writing maybe... but then it's written by the greatest living screenwriter, so...
really is incredible. has he written anything since this?
I can never really decide whether it's sweet and uplifting or hopeless and tragic. Maybe that's part of its success.
Whatever, it's one of my favourite films of recent times, and I usually dislike such "quirky" indie fare.
Illustrating both the euphoric highs and the crippling lows.
I've only seen this once and I loved it, can't wait to see it again tonight. I may cry.
It hits me right there, it's just perfect. The more you watch it, the more it makes sense.
I adore it.
reckon science of sleep is almost on a par with it though
I liked science of sleep but eternal sunshine make me just re-think about everything... I LOVE this film.
jim carey <3
kate winslet </3
almost perfect film though
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
i'm SO glad i turned the PC on when i did..
I love it to bits.
but I watch this film and it just mirrors everything in my last relationship perfectly. I don't know whether this is really cliche or really weird... just is comforting.
he's watching something about female body builders. :( :( :( :( :(
or you'll change his face
But missed the film *sadface*
The world forgetting, by the world forgot
everyone got to learn sometimes.... etc
of Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
I shall be purchasing off iTunes later.
I have it on DVD and rarely watch it, but think i might watch some of it on tv anyway.
Its gorgeous <3
it's no liar liar though
but it's just not as good as A Matter of Life and Death with David Niven.
which Pope poem is the title from?
i find the story with Kirsten Dunst and that bloke more moving than Jim Carrey/Kate Winslet
but i think that's because i completely understand that feeling of being so inexplicably drawn to someone that you can't not be with them. it happened to me once, and i ditched my then girlfriend to be with her, and for two months it was amazing. then i realised she was a compulsive liar and kindof insane, but that's a whooooooole different story and probably one for the erasing file..
me in drag? :(
your experiences are what make you who you are. i'm not sure i'd ever want to be in a position where i'd want to make such a fundamental, unalterable change, even if there are a lot of things i sometimes think i could do without..
like... bad experiences with people like exes ruin the good memories. because if i remember the good memories, the pain comes too. but i still wouldn't want to erase it.
when the should be fixed and not open to reinterpretation but they are not they are so easily tarnished. I fell out with someone so badly that I think they will never be able to remember me fondly and that bothers me so much.
the same happened to me.
and to an extent i agree, but these can and often do change over time. such an erasing, made on a snap judgement when you're too close to things, can shut out a lot of possibilities.
if you have your memories erased, you will meet up again afterwards and have a better relationship.
is with a resigned shrug that they're just going to end up hating each other again. wicked!
where Fleance goes back to the witches!!!!
they are the same people and can't even have learnt
my little moral there was a flippant joke, but like, i go away from that film thinking their relationship will work out, because they've listened to the tapes of their faults and will understand each other better. Joel says at one point, "talking constantly isn't communicating", and it is when they hear those tapes, realise what causes friction between them, that they finally do begin to communicate...
i hadn't thought of it that way. that's nice.
I forgot about the tapes bit.
You really think so?
For me, part of the greatness of the film comes from the sheer guts that Kaufman / Gondry had in ending it in the way that they did - what was a relationship of extreme ups and downs has become a relationship of non-commital "okay"s. What the two main characters had before was painful, but what they have now is just sort of... inhuman. Is that better or not? I think that's left to the audience's judgement to an extent.
And that things can be made to work. I dunno. They get under each other's skin and drive each other crazy. But it only takes a small adjustment in the way they see each other, and themselves, to make that not be the case... something to make them realise the value of the things they seem to have forgotten. And then, ultimately, they get this incredible rare second chance that nobody ever really gets. Which is just amazingly sad and happy at the same time.
Sigh. Such a good film.
I always thought the ending was more about the fact that they KNOW the relationship is going to be doomed from hearing the tapes, but decide to go for it anyway. Rather than having a second chance that might work out or whatever. That's what makes it so sweet.
...not so much that the relationship is definitely doomed or whether they can work it out but the realisation that the existence of the relationship and the time together are what are important.
During the film they obviously eliminate the painful memories but at the end they decide to re-experience the relationship and to get back (or at least create new) memoried of their time together and they realise all the pain and the anguish is a necesary ordeal to enjoy the joy and pleasure that a relationship can bring.
So the moral to me isn't that you can have a better relationship if you have a second chance, or that you're doomed to repeat your mistakes; simply that experiencing things and having memories of those things is an incredibly important thing and that it's better to have memories and experiences of that kind of relationship, even if it causes you pain, than to try to disconnect yourself from that painful memories and, through doing so, also from the happy ones too.
i should have watched Diamond Geezer
Don't get the fuss, though.
It's not as bad as Garden fucking State.