Cookie Monster
cookiemonster49
8/8/19
6:50 AM
1

There we go. We’re back to agreeing again. I’ll just pretend you didn’t say that last part about pleading boylessness or whatever. ;)

8/7/19
4:31 PM
1

This thing is an overindulgent mess. It’s just way too much at all times. You can’t make a film of non-stop climaxes PTA! In any case I agree with the article that Tom Cruise is incredible in this and the only redeeming part of the film. Btw the real Paul Kinsey seems like exactly the type to enjoy this bullshit

8/7/19
4:07 PM
4

I agree with almost everything you said and still, I also love this movie and wouldn’t change a thing. Oh, art.

8/7/19
2:12 PM
8

Me underst... Err... I mean, I understand where you’re coming from with some of your complaints. As I said, it’s a very messy movie. But that messiness is a feature, not a bug for me. To use a more recent movie as a comparison point, I felt the same way about Sorry to Bother You. I’m not sure that the filmmaker pulled

8/7/19
11:36 AM
2

Given my love for this film, Scientology seems like the more obvious choice.

8/7/19
11:15 AM
4

Not sure I have the brainspace to properly vent about this movie, but I saw it when it was released and it drove me absolutely crazy. One caveat: the great majority of the film is very well made and the performances are by and large, great. My issues are one, with the overall premise, and two, a particular directing

8/7/19
11:04 AM
1

For succinctness, I can’t beat the take of a colleague, after walking out of that press screening at Toronto FF, when it premiered: ‘It’s an hysterical Short Cuts for morons.’ (Though ‘Everybody in Magnolia is acting so hard.’ comes pretty close.)

8/7/19
10:42 AM
9

“Jeremy Blackman’s Stanley Spector more or less disappears during the third act, and his story suffers for it. Sure, there’s something powerful and moving about him telling his shithead dad that he ‘needs to be nicer,’ but it’s unclear exactly what prompts him to stand up for himself.”

8/7/19
9:31 AM
8

Not just the Guzman milk stuff as mentioned, but:

8/7/19
8:59 AM
50

Said this yesterday, but: Cruise has never been better than he is in this movie, and it’s impossible to tear your eyes off him whenever he’s onscreen. His weaponized charisma, frankly insane physique, and defensive intensity is all harnessed in the service of the character, who’s not only believable but prescient. I

8/7/19
8:54 AM
6

i don’t think any father would enjoy this movie if it was recommended by a child, even innocently and not as a sort of “look at all these shitty dads” sort of way. just too heavy handed of a movie. (which for the record, i liked)

8/7/19
8:30 AM
1

Guess I forgot about that part. Haven’t seen the film since it originally came out.

8/7/19
8:01 AM
8

Not only is this movie too long, it’s relentless. Not a single moment of humor anywhere to cut the tension and breathe. It’s physically draining to watch. At least Boogie Nights had the occasional dumb Dirk line.

7/29/19
2:00 PM
71

The rare example of two wrongs actually coming together to make a right.

7/29/19
1:53 PM
143

This fucking team released a hype video of its new quarterback completing short passes. That’s not just setting the bar low, that’s burying it — probably because they intend to let Eli run this team until he’s dead.