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Old 02-19-2003, 10:07 PM   #16
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I finally saw it today and was really impressed. This movie didn't get the attention it deserved. I thought that it showcased Norton's usual brilliance but that the stand out performance belonged to Barry Pepper. They all did a fabulous job of making the audience sympathetic toward characters that are rotten on the inside. As far as the 9/11 material goes, I didn't think of it as excessive. Post 9/11 life needs to be faced because it is reality. And I thought that the bathroom rant was totally fitting of the character. He was a man at the end of his rope, his pactience, his free life. Who hasn't felt so frustrated that they just wanted to tell off the whole world? It gave more insight to the man in my view. The fact that it did drag in a few places is my biggest complaint.

Overall a very good movie.
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Nice review, Swallow. I like your take on the bathroom rant scene. And I agree that Barry Pepper was incredible. I knew guys just like that when I had temp job in NYC on a trading floor. Actually, all the performances were amazing.
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And I thought that the bathroom rant was totally fitting of the character. He was a man at the end of his rope, his pactience, his free life. Who hasn't felt so frustrated that they just wanted to tell off the whole world? It gave more insight to the man in my view. The fact that it did drag in a few places is my biggest complaint.
I definitely agree. Although the movie was dragging at times, the bathroom rant for me, was the highlight of the movie. His acting was really good. I even checked this part out in the book.
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I see your point on the bathroom scene Swallow..

I too felt it dragged a bit...so I was thinking of areas that *could* have been cut..and felt that might have been one..

I just wondered about the end of his rope tho...see I had a different take on him as a person, and Im not sure if anyone's touched on this yet.

See, I wrote a screenplay some years back (never did anything with it, I called it Sound Decisions) about 4 characters all from different backgrounds, the white semi-priviledged one who decided that he wanted the bad boy lifestyle...dammit Spike!! LOL

In like manner, Norton's character didn't grow up necessarily underpriviledged or hard done by (from what I recall), for one by simple virtue of his skin color and social status, and it's not like he hung out with low life's that forced him into his 'career'. His friends all went on to have respectable careers. I think Lee's subtle point is that while some get into dealing because they see no way out of a hopeless situation, here was someone who made a calculated decision to do it, and hence no one was feeling overly sorry for him when he went down.

I felt that was a huge point in the movie, and that at every turn, even up to the end, he was presented with choices and ways out of the worst end result that normally befalls dealers who are less fortunate.

His final saving grace was in the decision not to kill his betrayer.

But in the end, what decision does he make?

Is it safe to discuss the end yet? I don't want to spoil it..
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