Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Object of Beauty|
Actors: John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich, Rudi Davies, Joss Ackland
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
The director Michael Lindsay-Hogg has a name that sounds British despite the fact that he is a New Yorker by birth. Maybe that association derives from the fact that he's primarily helmed television films--segments of Brid... more »
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Good movie, bad DVD
David C. Read | Glendale, CA USA | 08/18/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This little gem of a movie is one of those rare movies for grownups. The characters are real, imperfect people, not cardboard cutouts. Unfortunately, the full-frame DVD doesn't do the movie justice. The sound is horrible, the picture is not especially good, and there are no extras whatsoever. Too bad. This movie deserves an audience, but this DVD will not help it get one."
Still a great movie, inspite of the DVD edition
Phyllis Rawley | El Paso, TX | 09/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was totally frustrated sharing one of my all time favorites with my husband and not being able to hear the dialog that makes this movie so unique. This movie has a depth, rich use of language, passionate characters, a plot and the classic American happy ending. I still learn something every time I watch it, but was surprised to find it in the Comedy section. And I love that I still cry when the deaf girl explains why she stole the piece. Great Art moves you. And for art lovers who want the real Henry Moore experience, go to the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto."
Good Movie, Bad DVD
Atlanta Guy | East Coast, USA | 05/25/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really good film for people who appreciate subtlety and somewhat offbeat character development. This will not impress people who tend to gravitate more towards action or overt drama. Malkovich and MacDowell turn in understated, nicely done performances as the films antiheroes, and they accomplish the somewhat difficult task of making us feel for these self-involved characters. All the other characters are played well and the different plots mesh nicely.The only complaint I have is with the DVD itself. The audio was abysmal on my system, and I am not really the pickiest of audiophiles. In fact, this is the only time that I've been disappointed in or even noticed a DVD's lack of sound quality. My player has a special feature that brings dialogue to the center speaker, and for some reason it would not work with this DVD. The dialogue was difficult to understand throughout, and I often had to adjust the volume and replay bits of scenes to figure out what had been said. Also, there are zero special features on this DVD... no trailers, no commentary, nada.I would wait for a better transfer rather than buying this DVD version of the film. It's definitely worth a rent, however, for those who can appreciate what it has to offer."
Beautiful concept - inadequate writing
Larry VanDeSande | 08/12/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie disappointed me. It's billed as a 'low key comedy', but ends up being so low key, you wonder (with the exception of a couple of scenes) where the comedy is. Most of my disappointment, however, stems from the script: aside from the chambermaid and her brother, I simply did not care what happened to the characters. The juxtaposition of the two ways of life was excellent - but it's too obvious where the scriptwriter's sympathies lie."