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Inventing the Abbotts [DVD] [1997] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000056BSF
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,029 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Inventing The Abbotts

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 5 Jan. 2004
Format: DVD
Every once in a while there is a rude reminder that where I live is, relatively speaking, in the backwaters of the country. In 1997 I must have seen the trailer for "Inventing the Abbotts" a half-dozen times, but the film never came here, so I never had to actually decide if I would pay money to see it in a movie theater or not, although clearly I took my time in getting around to finally watching it. Of course, now the cast of "Inventing the Abbotts" is much more recognizable than it was back then, with Jennifer Connolly being an Oscar winner, Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar nominee, Billy Crudup having traded Penny Lane for a case of beer, and Liv Tyler becoming mortal to marry the King of Gondor. But it is not that difficult to think back to when they were relatively known faces.
The greatest strength of this film is the original score by Michael Kamen, which consistently gave scenes and moments of this film a power that was beyond what the script and the actors were providing. The story is about the Abbotts, a rich family in the 1950s living in a small Illinois town with three daughters, and the Holts brothers, Doug (Phoenix" and J.C. (Crudup). The former is the narrator of the tale, while the later is "addicted" to the Abbotts, attempting to blot out a grievance against the family by seducing the daughters. Doug is more fascinated with J.C.'s story than with his own, but it is Doug that is of more interest to us, especially with his affection for young Pamela Abbott (Tyler), which is momentarily forgotten for a while by his lust for Eleanor (Connelly).
Basically this is a film that gives every indication that Doug and Pamela should end up together and be allowed to live as happily every after as their tortured families and histories might allow, but J.C.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Minne on 26 Nov. 2002
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I stumbled across this movie late one night whilst channel hopping. The film was a quater of the way through and I'd missed much of the 'scene setting'. It didn't matter much because after a couple of minutes watching it I was enthralled.
The film is excellantly directed and produced and documents the friendship and ultimate romance between the daughter of a welathy businessman and a boy from 'the wrong side of the street'. It is a lovely, heartwarming and touching story that I would recommend anybody to watch.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. B. Janse Rensburg on 30 Aug. 2007
Format: DVD
This is a good bit of entertainement. I really enjoyed this film, it had a really nice story line and I found all the characters captivating & endeering. I would highly recommend this film as it's packed with themes of love, revenge, tragedy & a little bit of comedy too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Jan. 2006
Format: DVD
This film is very beautiful, set in the 1950's which complements the story of romantic limitations and desires. This film is centred on the relationship between two brothers and their tangled love relations with the three beautiful sisters next door, whom have a wealthy father who does not approve of his daughters becoming involved with the working class brothers.
The relationship between the two brothers becomes tested as love becomes an issue, a death makes them realise preheps they don't know what they have until its gone.
This is a very touching and moving story about the complexity of love and relationships, i rate it highly.
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