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Old 12-24-2007, 07:24 AM   #11
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:15 AM   #12
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I'm sure it's a good movie, and I'm sure she's an above average writer.

But do they really have to try SO hard. "Virtually untouched from the first draft."..."Banged it out in a Starbucks in Target."

They just come over like used car salesmen.
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:21 AM   #13
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Just saw the trailer minutes ago for the 1st time. I don't know... the actors' deliveries sounded off to me & it didn't come off as too funny. Kinda flat actually. I think they could have done a better job with the trailer, but I haven't seen the movie, just read the script...
Trailer is the best you're gonna get really. I saw it tonight. It wasn't very funny.

It had its funny moments, most of which made it to the trailer, and even those weren't THAT funny.

They are just fooling people (or people are fooling themselves?) to thinking it's a comedy when it's more of a dramedy. Ellen Page tries too hard and I think she is a good actress, just when she tries to get all unique you can tell her dialogue sucks and it isn't funny. Michael Cera does a pretty good job with what he's got. He definitely has the awkward thing going for him, it's funny.

Anyway, I personally felt the movie was similar to Garden State in terms of genre. It wasn't as good as Garden State, but they try to pull the quirkiness funny stuff and that's where the humor (even if there isn't much) comes from.

The rest is drama stuff. It was pretty good though, got better towards the end. Not a perfect movie, think some things coulda been thought through more...

I give it a 6.7/10, eh, maybe 7/10 cuz I feel going down to the 6's.

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Old 12-26-2007, 11:34 AM   #14
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JayKid-

I get the feeling your review is a pretty accurate assessment of the movie.

But what is "corkiness"

Quirky?... cocky?... a combo of the two?


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Old 12-26-2007, 12:39 PM   #15
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JayKid-

I get the feeling your review is a pretty accurate assessment of the movie.

But what is "corkiness"

Quirky?... cocky?... a combo of the two?


Yeah, are we talking about a movie, or a glass of wine?
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:28 PM   #16
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http://www.thefreedictionary.com/corky
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:12 PM   #17
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Thanks, I'm feeling quite corky now ...
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:01 PM   #18
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JayKid-

I get the feeling your review is a pretty accurate assessment of the movie.

But what is "corkiness"

Quirky?... cocky?... a combo of the two?


Haha, past 3 am, I am clearly not thinking straight. Meant quirkiness. For some reason thought in my head cork instead of quirk. Wow, wtf.

Although, that alternate definiton of corky does in fact work here a bit I guess.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #19
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Where did you see 3750? According to the link Stvnla provided its average is over 11, 000.
That's weird, I looked at Box office Mojo--maybe I saw the chart for the previous weekend or something. You're absolutely right about the 11k, and the L.A. Times this morning had it averaging 22k last weekend.

My mother saw it with her friends and they all thought it was "delightful" so that pretty much guarantees an Oscar.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:35 AM   #20
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I think, merits aside, it is a lock to win best original screenplay.
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