A Very Surprising Movie
Randy Ramzinski | email@example.com | 02/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Neither of us had heard of this movie when it came out but we saw a preview for it on another movie. Given the way it was presented in the preview, I was expecting a cross between the comedic 'Snakes on a Plane' and some kind of titillating s&m thing; I mean Christina in bondage with tight shirt and panties? Yowza. Needless to say, my wife was not at all looking forward to seeing this one.
This movie is nothing like that. First off, Christina is anything but appealing in this movie. She is greasy, beat-up, unwashed, and pathologically promiscuous. You can almost see the stank lines radiating off her. Second, there is nothing sexy about the movie. The sex scene are just plain disturbing and very uncomfortable. As far as comedy goes, there is very little.
What the movie is though, is an emotionally engaging, interesting story acted supremely by everyone involved, with the exception of Justin Timberlake. I mean for a singer, he does a good job; but he is acting with some of the elite talent in the world here so he is very much out of place. The director keeps his bits to a minimum though, so it is not like he ruins the movie or anything.
My wife and I found the characters to be very believable, and we developed feeling and empathy for them. We found the story to be believable and engaging with the ring of truth about it. Which is not surprising, for the director had taken elements from his own life and put them into the characters. Also the ending was really good, it wasn't your typical 'and they lived happily ever after' romcom bs.
In short, this is one of those rare movies that had me caring about the characters and feeling for them, and not feeling let down by the ending."
Lafern L. Washington | 02/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a movie that demonstrates humanity to man. Samuel Jackson did a fantastic job of showing how we should care for someone who needs a little love and care. I watch it over and over. I recommend it to others"
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Natalie McKenna | LAKE OZARK, MO, US | 03/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie the very first time I watched it. So I ordered it. I love Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Christian Ricci. This soundtrack is great!! That will be my next download is this soundtrack. It's a very weird but I loved it."