I'm no dummy, and think myself actually pretty astute about what constitutes a good movie. I purposefully did NOT read any reviews about this movie before going to see it, and came out of the theatre loving it... For its kernel of the idea of 'paying it foward' (something that characterizes my own life), for the sensitive acting on the part of Kevin Spacey, whom I have never really paid attention to before this movie, and now think him an articulate, considered, sensitive and consumate actor. So, imagine my dismay when I got home to scope some reviews of the movie on the 'Net, only to find it was panned here, there and everywhere (well, at least not so much on THIS particular website)! Did I miss something? My only contention with the movie is that Helen Hunt (who I have NEVER liked anyway) was a bit over the top and ingenuous, and way too preoccupied with her body and looks in ANYTHING she does; she is always primping and taking sidelong glances in imaginary mirrors, to my way of thinking. I dunno. Maybe the movie IS a bit too gratuitously sentimental, but in a cold world full of electronic amusement, and violence and bad-deeds, how awful can THAT be?
|7/10||rosemary@ - 22 reviews|
25.2.2001 - age: 36-49
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