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Old 06-27-2014, 10:35 PM   #46
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10) The Sixth Sense - Only a few movies have ever made me cry and when I saw this film the first dozen or so times, I had no issues with it. The last two times I've watched it, I don't know what changed, but for the last 15 minutes of the film, I'm basically just a horrible mess of tears and emotion. I know that sad =/= depressing, but any time I think of this film, now, I get really down, so on it goes.
Yeah that's pretty much me. Remember when Shyamalan's name didn't conjure images of crap movies?
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Yeah, that's the consensus reading that I've heard. It's a real gut punch.
Basically that article confirms that that's what they were going for, so now I'm even more depressed.

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Yeah that's pretty much me. Remember when Shyamalan's name didn't conjure images of crap movies?
Oh, for those halcyon days.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:19 PM   #48
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:25 AM   #49
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More honorable mentions:

About Schmidt
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:38 AM   #50
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Idi i smotri/Come and See

One of my favourite movies, but one that I doubt I would want to see ever again. Let's just say it came closest to what war actually feels like.
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Not exactly a favourite, but I felt like shit after We Need To Talk About Kevin.
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Idi i smotri/Come and See

One of my favourite movies, but one that I doubt I would want to see ever again. Let's just say it came closest to what war actually feels like.
Holy crap, I had never heard of it, and decided to look up the synopsis on Wikipedia. Even that was one of the most depressing things I've read in a very long time, but the movie sounds very, very good. I might check it out.

EDIT: As a side note, this week I was downtown and wandered past the Cineplex in the mall. At this particular Cineplex all the employees have their favourite movie written on their nametag. One big burly (smelled like he hadn't showered in a month) guy in uniform walked past me and I happened to glance at his nametag only to see his favourite movie..."A Serbian Film". I'm guessing his bosses probably don't know what that one is about.
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Idi i smotri/Come and See

One of my favourite movies, but one that I doubt I would want to see ever again. Let's just say it came closest to what war actually feels like.
For me it was the most histrionic bad acting ever. Absolute torture watching this. I think it's a love it/hate movie.
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For me it was the most histrionic bad acting ever. Absolute torture watching this. I think it's a love it/hate movie.
I could not disagree more. Where was this bad acting? The lead actor's hair actually turned grey during filming because of the stress and mental exhaustion the making of the movie caused.
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I am not familiar with that movie,

But looking at the user reviews on IMDB

Come and See (1985) - IMDb

Most think it is solid.
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I don't know if it's been mentioned or not, but Marley and Me was depressing as hell.
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I could not disagree more. Where was this bad acting? The lead actor's hair actually turned grey during filming because of the stress and mental exhaustion the making of the movie caused.
For me it didn't look realistic at all. It was a pretentious pantomime of the type I despise. But I can see why others like it because that type of acting looks intense but for me it was annoying like nails on a chalkboard. Heavy-handed and obvious.
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For me it didn't look realistic at all. It was a pretentious pantomime of the type I despise. But I can see why others like it because that type of acting looks intense but for me it was annoying like nails on a chalkboard. Heavy-handed and obvious.
There is a scene in that film where actual real bullets were shot above the boy, the lead actor. How's that for a "pretentious pantomime"?
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There is a scene in that film where actual real bullets were shot above the boy, the lead actor. How's that for a "pretentious pantomime"?
Look I'm glad you really like the movie (it's impossible to make everyone agree) but firing real bullets doesn't make it a good movie for ME, and it doesn't make it look realistic at all. The anti-war message is heavy-handed and boring. The acting is over-the-top so it brings me out of the movie completely. I know critics like it but I'm sure many average people would be taken out of the movie the same way. This is not the style of filming I like.

For those who want to see this movie and decide for themselves, (because liking or disliking art is personal) I found it here:

Come And See (1985) pt. 1 - Video Dailymotion

Come And See (1985) pt. 2 - Video Dailymotion

Come And See (1985) pt. 3 - Video Dailymotion
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It's not a point whether firing real bullets makes it a good movie. If anything, it was a ludicrous move from the director. The point is that I find your assessment of the acting in the movie, especially since it was made in such circumstances where Elem Klimov put his actors in situations where no acting was actually needed, even going so far that the emotional toll on the main actor was such that he was by the end physically completely drained out, as downright bizarre. You haven't provided a single example from the film where the message is heavy-handed or where the acting is over-the-top, since I feel the film accomplishes, apart from maybe one scene which I did feel went too far, the complete opposite.

And the film is too good to waste the viewing experience by watching it on a shitty Dailymotion video. If you're watching movies that way, I can't say I'm surprised in you being dismissive about it.
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