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Eulogy [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Eulogy [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £5.15

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get 'Little Miss Sunshine' instead, 24 Mar. 2007
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There are some good laughs in this film, but for my tastes a lot of the humour is too american for me. This film is watchable, but I found some of the characters and slapstick quite annoying. 'Little Miss Sunshine' is similar in plot (ie the workings of a dysfunctional family all brought together by an event/death) but far outstrips 'Eulogy', so my recommendation would be to buy that instead.


Amelie [DVD] [2001]
Amelie [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Audrey Tautou
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.98

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a film to restore your faith in humanity, 22 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Amelie [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
I watched this film for the 2nd time the other day, it was just as magical, humourous and inspiring as the first time I watched it. This film is witty, quirky, surreal, it has a beautiful story with great little twists and turns. Buy it, watch it, enjoy it and walk with a spring in your step the next day.


Japanese Story (Toni Collette) [DVD]
Japanese Story (Toni Collette) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Toni Collette
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £8.89

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a beaut., 22 Mar. 2007
I like the subtlety of the spiritual and cultural elements of this film. The story unravels slowly, building the personna of the characters and our appreciation of the stunning australian landscape and its impact on the charcters. It is well acted, has some great humour, I also had a little gulp and a tear in my eye at the end.


Gia [DVD] [1998]
Gia [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Angelina Jolie
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £4.74

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not earth shattering but watchable, 22 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Gia [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
I bought this as all the girls talk about it, and as far as lesbian films go its alright, but some scenes are laughable. Gia and the make-up girl who so easily agreed to fling herself naked at a wire fence was a real howler, and surely for the sake of titilation. I thought a lot of the acting/dialogue was quite weak, but it is watchable, and the film improves through the second half. Dont expect wonders but with a glass of wine on a wednesday night quite enjoyable.
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Ewan McGregor And Charley Boorman - Long Way Round [Special Edition] [DVD] [2004]
Ewan McGregor And Charley Boorman - Long Way Round [Special Edition] [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Ewan McGregor
Offered by claires_media_store
Price: £5.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommended, 2 Jan. 2007
This documentary appeals to the adventurer in everyone. Ewan McGregor I find very naturally charming and witty, which makes up for Charley's somewhat middleclass pomp. We see the struggles prior to and during their journey that locals and advisors thought that they would never manage and were quite foolish to do, risking their and the support crews' life. This is compelling viewing, inspiring and humourous, although not a travel guide to the countries they have visited, but much more a journey about two friends, their bikes and their nerve.


Touching The Void [DVD] [2003]
Touching The Void [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Simon Yates
Offered by kurekro uk
Price: £7.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superbly gripping, 2 Jan. 2007
The story is gripping, but it is also extremely well directed and shot with 'trainspotting' type camera work. Also interesting on the DVD are interviews with the climbers concerning how they made the film to clear the one guys name in the climbing world, but also how they felt about the film makers who demanded they went back to the mountain that so very nearly took their lives. An awe inspiring film for all.


Crash [DVD] [1997]
Crash [DVD] [1997]
Dvd ~ James Spader
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £9.99

4 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'd rather chew my own leg off, 2 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Crash [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
I turned this film off after about 25 mins. This film is trying to be shocking for the sake of it. The plot is terrible, supported by very poor sex scenes. If you want to see a film that is actually shocking and deals with dark issues, you'd be much better off watching Delicatessen, or The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.
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Pourquoi Pas Moi? [1999] [DVD]
Pourquoi Pas Moi? [1999] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Amira Casar

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great fun, 2 Jan. 2007
I find a lot of gay/lesbo films so cliched, tired and not really that entertaining, but this film is fresh, fun, fast paced and very funny. The ending is great, and there are some gorgeous ladies in this film, I could definately watch this film several times over.


Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind [DVD] [2004]
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Jim Carrey
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.80

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soul warmer, 2 Jan. 2007
i love this film, carey ia a good straight actor, and Kate very easy on the eye. I laughed, I cried, and the film has stayed with me. Great soundtrack, some beautiful cinematography. I love that at times you're not sure quite what's true, the only part that I didn't like was that I found the scientists a bit annoyingly cliched and crap. But this film is a little piece of brilliance.


Hotel Splendide [DVD] [2000]
Hotel Splendide [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Toni Collette

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars splendide, 2 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Hotel Splendide [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
this is a light hearted but wonderfully quirky, off the wall film, and strangely enjoyable, quite funny and worth a watch, toni is great, as always.


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