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This is most definitely a brilliant film.
Go an see it.
I might pass.
and the premise sounds pretty rubbish. But I've heard a few good things now so may chance it.
I hate Jack Black, but I love Michel Gondry.
Enemy of the State
School of Rock (what?)
I don't like him in:
I've not seen the trailers. Just go and see it!!
and I would pretty much worship anything he does. He's a great artist, director but not so great writer IMO.
I liked Be Kind Rewind but I felt like Jack Black and Mos Def were too old for their roles and the ending was so abrupt everyone was in the cinema going 'uh? what?'. All in all, it felt like this film was just using as many Gondry trademarks as they could (projectors, strings, cutouts) and then built a film around it.
Cute idea though, and I haven't laughed that hard in ages when they photocopied their faces for Ghostbusters.
I love Eternal Sunshine's storyline despite me taking ages to get it (they have erased each other 1000 times before) and I like Science of Sleep, but only for the visual stuff.
I didnt pick up on that, what makes you think that? Makes it alot less hopeful film
She goes 'Meet me in Montauk' and he subconsciously runs there the next day. I came to the conclusion that they have done this so many times before, they know how to 'break the system' so to speak. I think it's in the extras, or a making of, where I first heard it.
erased each other many times, but that they would end up doing this over and over for years to come.
i reckon like you say they found a way to 'break the system' but not because they'd done it loads of times before, but because they lurve each other.
or we both could be right in the sense of 'cant live with each other, cant live without' and they just keep going back.
I'm going to re-watch it tonight!
i think of the film as one of the most romantic things i've ever seen but when you seriously consider what will happen after the ending they will probably end up making each other quite miserable.
but on the other hand i guess its romantic because they know all this and they still want to be with each other anyway.
how it's so bleak and miserable, but in every relationship there's hope and there's always the good times. I always cry when Joel goes 'just let me hang on this one memory...'
the listen through the tapes, see the worst of each other, know it might end badly but decide to take the risk anyway. I doubt they would get erased again because at the end of the film they knew it had already happened before and regreted it
it looks ok but i'm not a fan of the stuff i've seen from gondry before.
*in between watching Rambo 17 times.
Seemed like Gondry's imagination and Black's wacky pop-culture clown act were constantly battling for attention, with neither one really getting time to shine.
Not that I cared in Black's case - can't stand the guy, and he was pretty bad in this. Once again, ignoring the actual character he was supposed to be playing whenever he felt like indulging in his zany cartoonish antics. Why does every film he's in have to revolve around him? He very nearly turned this into yet another exercise in providing a vehicle for him to play the goof.
Anyway, it was just surprising how little time they actually dedicated to the actual 'sweding' of the films - the film was best when it focused on those, but became unbearably gentle and dull once the Fats Waller bit started. Not that they bothered to resolve anything at the end anyway, beyond the assertion that 'Awww, everyone likes Jack Black'
was dedicated to the sweding, it would be ace!