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Mr Rambling as Usual,
This review is from: Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her  [Dutch Import] (DVD)Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her is made up of five loosely connected stories about five women at different stages in their lives, who all seem to be drifting or avoiding the emotionally difficult things. For me it was a film about feeling you want things to be different but not really wanting to leave your comfort zone, even though you know you have to if you want to change things. Better the devil you know kind of thing. I don't generally go for films that are made up of (mostly) unconnected stories, but for some reason I bought this one and I have to say I'm very glad I did. The stories are all quite different, yet feel similar in many ways; (like bits of fruit, all fruit but all quite different). There are lots of well known actresses in it, including Cameron Diaz, who looks nothing like herself (i.e. huge smile and blonde hair), which is frankly a bit weird, especially as I watched There's Something About Mary after this. The acting in this film is top draw stuff. Overall it's quite a serious, grown up film, although it is humorous in places and isn't too much of a downer to watch, perhaps because in each of the stories you can see that the characters have begun to understand the reasons for their dissatisfaction and are starting to see a way to change their situations (even though we'll probably never know if they manage to or not, unless they make a sequel). The abortion scene is pretty depressing and uncomfortable though. If you do get bored watching it for any reason, you can always entertain yourself trying to spot the main characters from each of the stories playing bit parts in some of the others. I liked this film a lot, so do try to make the time to watch it,; it will reward you if you give it the chance to do so, although Dude Where's My Car it's not! This Dutch import copy is fine for simple Brits like me too, as everything's in English (except the writing on the back of the box).
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