This has the potential to be as good as the previous film adaptation (with Angelina Jolie and Jenny Lewis) of Oates' novel was bad.
Maybe more than any other that comes to mind, this film makes me question my sexuality.
Thanks to seeing Nico Icon at a young age, whenever I read something where this film is referenced, the voice in my head always changes to Nico's deep, German, echoing voice as my eyes run across "Zeee Innnuhhh Ssscaaaar."
Currently sitting atop my list of the films of 2012 I'm most excited about...
The cast is great, particularly Nicole Kidman and Illeana Douglas, but it's a pretty limp satire that does, however, rise to the occasion (pun sort of intended) when the US National Anthem puts Suzanne into a trance as she realizes the murder of her husband doesn't just lift the weight off her "shooting star" but places it in front of more cameras than she ever dreamed.
Like all of Bonello's films, this is a stunning film -- only hope that it (and he) will one day get the recognition they deserve.
This is really bad, though I kept wishing it were a lot worse. Almost an enjoyable train (er, plane) wreck, but not quite.
I'm still not sure why Dunst was singled out for Best Actress at Cannes and not Gainsbourg (aside from the fact that she'd won two years prior).
Whatta piece of shit.
It's really about the Obamas, isn't it?
I shit you not... the movie goes from black-and-white to color when the quirky (read, tediously egocentric) protagonist meets the man of her dreams.
RIP Hope there's plenty of cream corn to go around in heaven! (and by heaven, I mean the Black Lodge).
Thank you, IMDb user, for: "A cinematic fatality!!"
If this doesn't turn you into a believer, nothing will! God makes a really good case for that little girl when he uses cheap camera tricks (the chandelier! It was there before the jump cut!!) to befuddle those Sodomites (educated scientists) who want to send the little girl to her rightful home (a mental hospital).
It's strange to think the man who made this infuriatingly wretched movie also brought the world Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future. What's more offensive: the way it romanticizes being retarded or how cute it (wrongly) thinks its pop history humor is? If Crash is the worst Best Picture winner of the 00s, this is most certainly the worst of the 90s.
The comedic formula that keeps on giving. :/
Sure, it blows... but not all terrible movies can claim the following: Patty Hearst as Stephen Baldwin's mother; before-they-were-famous appearances by Rose McGowan and Tenacious D; and Kylie Minogue playing a scientist named, uh, Dr. Petra von Kant. It may be the only Pauly Shore movie out there to tip its hat to Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
This was even worse than I remembered it being (though I think Norah Jones is better than almost all of the legitimate thespians that surround her). On the other hand, the scene with Chan Marshall was as luminous as it ever was, a moment that makes you wish a director would give her a leading role in the future and hope that director isn't Wong Kar-wai.
It feels like Johan Renck's video for The Knife's "Pass This On" reimagined as a lascivious comedy. All of which is okay with me.
You'd think it would HAVE to be better than the last time Depp and Cruz acted together -- but the trailer, early reviews and the placement of one of Hollywood's worst directors behind the camera suggest otherwise.
5 stars for that photo.
PUMPKIN is in a rare class of films that fails on nearly every single level for the first 99% of their running time, only to deliver such an unexpected, brilliant closing minute that almost makes the tedium of sitting through the proceeding–in this case 112–minutes a worthy sacrifice. Almost.
Mark Wahlberg is the best person to get seated next to when riding a rollercoaster.
How bout that zebra
Rachel Getting Married by way of Deep Impact? Sign me up. I'll say it again though, Téa Leoni > Kirsten Dunst. Next time, Lars.
Terrible. Aside from Grace Jones of course.
She was one of the greats and will be missed.
One of the worst films I've ever seen.