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Bryan Redemske
Film Handler

Posts: 70
From: Cedar Falls, IA, USA
Registered: Feb 2000


 - posted 04-17-2000 01:20 PM      Profile for Bryan Redemske   Email Bryan Redemske   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey, I hope I'm not the only one that's seen this. It's a pretty good show. Very entertaining - no, the whole movie does not revolve around Edward Norton and the incense burner. Overall, a good show - drags a tiny bit in the second half, but it doesn't bring everything down.

Look for the Heroes of the Torah - good stuff!

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Juan Mendez
Film Handler

Posts: 17
From: Houston, Texas, USA
Registered: Jan 2000


 - posted 04-18-2000 10:35 AM      Profile for Juan Mendez     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I thought the movie was hilarious, a great date movie. Edward Norton and Ben Stiller are great together, and Jenna Elfman is definitely a hottie. You're right it did drag a bit, but other than that it was great, and the part with the "Heroes of the Torah" trading cards was genius.

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Tyler Skinner
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 115
From: Pa
Registered: Nov 1999


 - posted 04-18-2000 12:20 PM      Profile for Tyler Skinner   Email Tyler Skinner   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This piece of shit only made a good trailer, and its a perfect "I'm going to get laid after this" movie. Whatever, just another formula flic from our friends at hollywood.

I only laughed once, the Karaoke guy.

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Kerri Potts
Film Handler

Posts: 3
From: Bozeman, MT, USA
Registered: Apr 2000


 - posted 04-18-2000 06:28 PM      Profile for Kerri Potts   Email Kerri Potts   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I really enjoyed this film! It was funny but it did drag a bit in the second half. It's worth going to see though, two hours worth of fun! My favorite is the "Rain Man" part!

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Rob Brooks
Film Handler

Posts: 57
From: NY, U.S.A.
Registered: Oct 1999


 - posted 04-19-2000 09:59 PM      Profile for Rob Brooks   Email Rob Brooks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I was standing not too far from Ben Stiller when they filmed the scene in my theater. They were there for 3 days for that one short scene and the one inside the I-Max theater. I enjoyed the movie. The Rabbi trading cards was quite funny.

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Chad Souder
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 962
From: Waterloo, IA, USA
Registered: Feb 2000


 - posted 05-10-2000 09:33 AM      Profile for Chad Souder   Email Chad Souder   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Didn't really expect myself to agree with Tyler any time soon, but I do on this one. What a peice of crap. Jokes given away in the preview, formula love triangle story, and Jewish jokes to stir up some laughs. I'm am sooooo disappointed in Ed Norton for this project. I understand it was his directorial debut, but come on. After 'Primal Fear', 'Everyone Says I Love You', 'American History X', and 'Fight Club', you do this? "I'll take 'Ways to Step Backwards' for $500, Alex." Hopefuly it gets off the screen and out of our minds soon.

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John Wilson
Film God

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From: Sydney, Australia.
Registered: Dec 1999


 - posted 06-25-2000 05:08 AM      Profile for John Wilson   Email John Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Okay, so it wasn't a hard hitting drama as I would have expected from Edward Norton for his first film as director, but it was a good romantic comedy.

The three leads work well together (in fact, Norton is probably the least appealing) and the story is amusing, if not fall about laughing material.

Hopefully, Edward will discover a pair of scissors for his next film and take a leaf out of Woody Allen's book by not going over two hours in duration.

The music was well utilized also. The record stores have been caught out here as the film is quite a success and they have no soundtracks made for Australia. If you want to get one, it's Amazon.com or nothing for now.

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Tim Reed
Better Projection Pays

Posts: 5242
From: Northampton, PA
Registered: Sep 1999


 - posted 06-25-2000 09:55 AM      Profile for Tim Reed   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ed Norton was pretty good, but my favorite was Ralph Kramden.

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