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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    American Hype

    Besides the hype of this movie, there's nothing besides a middle-aged Middle American bored with his life and his marriage is falling apart while he finally wakes from this doldrum and lusts after his daughter's friend. Meanwhile, his wife is having an affair with a real estate because she is sexually frustrated (as is her husband), and they don't talk to much. The daughter is dating a pot dealer who seems to have a thing for a video cameras peering into neighbors houses. Remember the nude scene! Anyway, everybody is leading a secret life of pain and beauty seeking the "benevolent spirit", as our dope peddler calls it. Also his dad is an ex-Marine with a thing against "fags" while he is actually in the closet. And, in the end, he yearns for the company of Kevin Spacey and Kevin Spacey doesn't which gets him killed. Pretty much it. Pleasure and pain and the discontents of suburbia with an overrated acting job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most depressing movie I've ever seen

    Where was the entertainment value here? A man, in an emotionally violent midlife crisis, finally decides, that while his life is totally screwed up and his marriage is in the trash heap, he finds that he accepts this, and, well, life goes on. So what! He's happy. Till everything he came to accept is splattered all over the kitchen wall. And Scott Bakula plays a gay guy! How depressing can you get! If you're a little blue, and looking for a little pick-me-up delightful entertaining movie...steer clear of this one.

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