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Chris Hipp
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1462
From: Mesquite, Tx (east of Dallas)
Registered: Jul 2003


 - posted 11-10-2006 02:29 PM      Profile for Chris Hipp   Email Chris Hipp   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Excellent movie.

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Edwin Sheldon
Film Handler

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From: Mobile, AL, USA
Registered: Sep 2006


 - posted 11-11-2006 11:09 AM      Profile for Edwin Sheldon   Email Edwin Sheldon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Of course, it has Will Ferrel. But what was excellent about it? Now that I am out of the industry and must actually pay to see films, I want details so I can make an informed decision. [thumbsup]

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Chris Hipp
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 - posted 11-11-2006 12:20 PM      Profile for Chris Hipp   Email Chris Hipp   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My opinion is more than enough reason for someone to go see a movie. The details are irrelevant.

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Brad Miller
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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
Registered: May 99


 - posted 11-11-2006 02:24 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
Precisely why I called "not it" way ahead of screening night.

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Jared Thornton
Film Handler

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From: las vegas, NV, USA
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 - posted 11-14-2006 02:36 AM      Profile for Jared Thornton   Email Jared Thornton   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This film is actually really good, I wouldn't say excellent but it is very good. It is an intelligent comedy that relies on clever dialogue and wit to propel the story forward and not the usual dick & fart jokes most of todays comedies rely on.
3 stars out of 4, would've been 3 1/2 stars but they cast Queen Latifa in a speaking role so -1/2 star.

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Jason Winn
Expert Film Handler

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From: Mesquite, TX, USA
Registered: Jan 2006


 - posted 11-20-2006 09:53 AM      Profile for Jason Winn   Email Jason Winn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good movie. Not as good as the comedy classic, Anchorman, but still pretty good.

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Sam Graham
AKA: "The Evil Sam Graham". Wackiness ensues.

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From: Waukee, IA
Registered: Dec 2004


 - posted 11-29-2006 12:07 AM      Profile for Sam Graham   Author's Homepage   Email Sam Graham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
CINEMA: Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons, Sandy, UT
AUDITORIUM: 4
PRESENTATION: 35MM/DTS
PRESENTATION PROBLEMS: Two perpetually guffawing fat chicks a couple seats over
RATING: Four stars (out of four)

WARNING: "I don't need literature on the nicotine patch. I smoke Spoilers."

Will Ferrell plays an IRS agent who is suddenly struck with a voice in his head narrating his every move. This gives Ferrell the ability to deliver his best performance ever (like that's hard). This is NOT your typical Ferrell role.

Throw in Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and a creative screenplay, and...WOW. Going any further into the details would ruin the experience. Basically, it has a "Being John Malkovich" vibe to it. Not quite that clever, but it was still brilliant. My favorite of the year.

(EDIT: Anybody else notice that two of the IRS office co-workers were the guys from the Sonic Drive-In commercials?)

[ 12-02-2006, 09:33 PM: Message edited by: Sam Graham ]

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