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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Contrast and Rating of Duff's Performance, in "War, Inc." and "Greta," for the Hilary Duff Fan

    "War, Inc." finds Duff in the ill-placed position of seductress.

    This confusion and lack of conviction does not carry over to Hilary Duff's 09 movie, recently released, titled "Greta." In "Greta" there is not a slow moment, not a moment to take a breather, in the movie. From beginning to end Greta (Hilary) spills out quick witted, sharp tongued comebacks, that--with her underlying moodiness, deep conviction and wolf-like confidence (ready to tear into anyone for her self-imposed idea of being weak, and yet, not seeing her own unwobbling strength) all make her an intriguing dysfunction; one that is followed by her complete sass and uncaring for how that emotion affects those around her. Particularly Julie, the wise soul, played by Evan Ross--who gives an alluring performance alongside Duff. Both of them carry a mature role--whose characters' essence can be compared to Mandy Moore for Ross and Billy Crudup for Duff, in 07's "Dedication"--while the storyline itself carries a resemblance to 1971's "Harold and Maude."

    To the side--a few suggestions for Art Dramas similar to "Greta."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    okay but could have been better

    The film had a good plot, characters and a great cast but a couple of mistakes costed this film from reaching its full potential. John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Ben Kingsley all deliver great performances despite the weak film. Hilary Duff in her first adult role delivers with a good performance proving she's more than just Lizzie Mcguire.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Iraq on Steroids

    I thought this film had potential, but it turned out to be a turgid affair as much of it was terrible absurdist humor and cliches. Dan Akroyd did a brilliant Dick Cheney-lite imitation as he gobbles up the oil in a hellish Arab area such as Iraq., but it falls on its sword with liberal politics, typical pavlum of Bush mistakes and the idiocy of the American public, however it is oversexed, elitist, and naive rhetoric of Islam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad

    This is my simple review. I really enjoyed Grosse Point Blank and therefore was interested in this movie because of the thin connection. I laughed and laughed at GPB and did not crack a smile at this political rant. I can only guess, since Cusack helped produced it, that it was a form of his (or someone's) venting some Hollywood leftwing view of the war. I just wanted to laugh like I did at GPB. Instead I was ripped off and bored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastically Witty!

    I thought this was going to be a Lord of War remake, and instead I was pleasantly surprised to find a witty, ironic screenplay, directed with equal levity and aplomb. Great movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tired: Been There, Done That

    WAR, INC. tries very hard to be a film of consequence - as though no one in this country has a clue of just how absurdly grotesque our military/corporate presence affects the countries we attack to help. The position is taken that corporate greed and manifold insanity is (surprise!) capable of taking over demolished countries and changing them into profitable adventures. That may be funny to some, but it has been written about and filmed and satirized so often that it is really yesterday's lunch. <BR/><BR/>Joshua Seftel directs this mélange with a semi-spacey, overly active pyrotechnics team and relies on a script by the oh-so-obvious committee quality pasted together by producer/writer/actor John Cusack and Mark Leyner and Jeremy Pikser. Despite all the noise and kitschy bleeps in taste the cast manages to keep our attention merely because they are as good as they are as actors: John Cusack with his ever-present drink of Tabasco sauce, Joan Cusack playing Joan Cusack very well, Marisa Tomei as probably the most convincing character despite the script, Dan Aykroyd as a stand in for Dick Cheney, and Hilary Duff in a surprisingly good potty-mouthed central role. <BR/><BR/>The jokes are old, the situation is not novel, the précis is sad - and if that makes for entertainment for you, then have at it. For this viewer it is one of the poorest scripts to be filmed in a long time. Grady Harp

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