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Sign of the times,
By A Customer
This review is from: Singles [DVD]  (DVD)
As one reviewer here points out, this film is something that you really have to loved at the time as, as is pointed out, it is centred completely around the grunge scene which at that time was prevalent around the world, but especially the American heartlands.
A film that really hit the heartbeat of the time (albeit a sugar coated heartbeat - and what's wrong with that?!), the film achieved a great level of interest before being released on account of the fact that Pearl Jam all cameoed in it - well it was of great interest to me! Of course, once you start to watch the film it's obvious there's a hell of lot more to it than just watching some rock legends smirking around the background.
With great lead performances, although possibly with Campbell Scott playing a little too 'wet', the film is put together so beautifully that time literally flies. The gorgeous Bridget Fonda is, well, gorgeous and the one liners and - by now trademark - directorial flourishes all provide evidence that massively belies the mediocre box office performance of the film at the time.
It's very easy to look at the film after watching Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky and then working back, but this film was when Cameron Crowe was still more rock journalist than movie director and his palpable love of the environment and scene of that time, the capturing of a zeitgeist on film showcases a slightly rawer, possibly more excited director.
If you haven't seen it, it's certainly worth a look to see where a lot of today's 'quirky rom-coms' got their inspiration from.
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Initial post: 21 Sep 2012 07:44:56 BDT
Ben Furniere says:
Can you tell if the movie has English subtitles?
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