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This is a group for folks to discuss their favorite movies, what they've seen lately, and movies that have changed their lives! Jump in and start talking about whatever movie you'd like!

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Comment by Robin Williamson McBrearty on November 21, 2013 at 11:39am

It is worth seeing

Comment by Robin Williamson McBrearty on November 21, 2013 at 11:39am

Acting of the principals was good.  Bit players were shallow, but that would be due to the nature of their roles; no way to endow them with any depth due to very limited roles.  I think they would have done better trying to typecast Presidents rather than getting names;  there was no physical resemblance to help the believability.  Portrayal of the civil rights strife was shockingly realistic. 

Comment by wiffledust on November 21, 2013 at 9:10am

Oh, that's disappointing, Robin. But thanks so much for reviewing it. I can't wait to see it anyway , because I love the concept. Was the acting good?

Comment by Robin Williamson McBrearty on November 20, 2013 at 5:13pm

Finally saw The Butler and was mostly disappointed.  The concept had so much potential that was lost amid the melodrama and trying to do too much.  Presidential characterizations were not really believable (except LBJ sitting on the toilet giving staff orders); JFK was way too young.  Possibly eliminating some of the vignettes (blood-stained Jackie crying alone, Gloria (wife) affair with neighbor, Nixon soliciting staff votes) would have left room to expand other themes such as Reagan's reasons for opposing apartheid.  Interposition of civil rights conflict incidents was chilling,  Worth seeing, but it could have been so much more  . .

Comment by wiffledust on November 7, 2013 at 11:53pm

The Book Thief, You Guys...something we need to see!

Comment by wiffledust on October 21, 2013 at 12:04am

The Milagro Beanfield War....watch it! You'll love it! :-) 

Comment by wiffledust on September 6, 2013 at 9:33pm

thanks so much for reviewing "the butler", pam. i cant' wait to see it. i suppose the real story was probably melodramatic if you were living it, right? i think it's such an important story to tell, and i'm glad they made this movie! i really like oprah's acting, btw. i think she has real talent

Comment by Pamela Drake on September 6, 2013 at 9:14pm

FINALLY saw THE BUTLER last night (it was at my local theater for 3 weeks, but I had a cold for 2 of them). It's very melodramatic, but very good. Loved the casting, esp. Robin Williams as a somber Eisenhower and Jane Fonda as a straight-backed, brisk Nancy Reagan (just as she really was; the irony is former Vietnam protester "Hanoi Jane" playing a Republican who said in an interview she kept a gun beside the bed for self-defense!). Oprah Winfrey was also good as the Butler's wife. An occasionally troubling but overall enjoyable movie experience.

Comment by wiffledust on September 6, 2013 at 6:27pm

this movie about j.d. salinger is a must-see for everyone on wiffledust...one of the greatest writers of our time if not ever with one of the most incredible lives. this is deep insight into the writer, the man

Comment by Pamela Drake on August 23, 2013 at 10:55pm

"The Butler" is at my local theater (around the corner from my apartment). I'm going to call my movie-going friend and let you know what I thought after I see it.

 

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