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5.0 out of 5 stars I like the sombre fate of life, 7 Aug 2010
This review is from: Changing Lanes [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
One more lawyer in one more law firm and one more crooked situation. He is married to the daughter of the boss who is a crook and stealing money from some foundation. Circumstances put him in a road accident when he is on his way to the court with a man who is an Alcoholic Anonymous, divorced, in a lawsuit with his ex-wife about the custody of the kids and is on the way to the same court. The lawyer drops a file that is essential for his case and he strands the other man on the highway on foot. Both are late in court. The lawyer manages his way out under a strict deadline condition. The other one loses his case. And then everything goes down because each one will try to pressurize the other into repairing the damage and they will cause even more damage by doing so. The film then is a thriller in a way since we expect any moment more violence and more retribution and more vengeance. Dependence is the worst thing that can hit a man, be it tobacco, alcohol, drugs or plain catastrophe or anti-social reactions. Lawyers are all crooked and perverted and sick in their minds and you can decide to do more good everyday than you do evil, if you are a lawyer you can be sure you will never keep that word. So you better give five dollars to the beggar round the corner in the street: that will probably be the only good action you will do today. Good action? My foot! Since that money is going to enrich a bar tender because the bum is going to drink it. And if you are a mischief maker, a catastrophe bringer, a crash perpetrator, you better stop drinking, stop smoking, stop getting under the influence of anything and retire into some kind of padded monastery or reclusion center for the mentally insane because there is no way you will change and the world will change. So better get used to it and let things go down the chute from bad to worse and then to the worst. Apart from that dark vision of life the film will keep you up for a while, awake too, because of the rather fast rhythm.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, University Paris 8 Saint Denis, University Paris 12 Créteil, CEGID
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Initial post: 19 Jul 2011 02:35:56 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2011 09:52:00 BDT
Well, Mister Joe,

You again?

I guess you like them pretty:
"1.0 out of 5 stars REPULSIVE, 18 July 2011
Prostituition.Women on the streets,young men as well for that matter.Mostly from fractured backgrounds,abuse,neglect,drug addiction are some of the components.Bodies becoming commoditys."

I will not correct the punctuation mistakes nor the misspelling. I do my share of them. You have not understood one iota of what American cinema and films are: ENTERTAINMENT. Or do you hate or dislike women as soon as they become sex objects for male predators, or is it female predators for male sex objects?

Onanism may in many ways harm your mind, you know.

Have a good solitary night with your phantasms.

Signed
Jacques

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2011 00:52:46 BDT
[Deleted by the author on 21 Jul 2011 04:41:08 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2011 10:03:05 BDT
You may not be able to type, which I doubt, yet you sure do not type but scratch, thouogh you are scratching at some haunting phantom in your own soul. In fact such a level of aggressivity deserves some treatment. Love is often the best solution, provided you are up to accepting to be loved and to love back.

Signed
Javques
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