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It makes me sad that this movie got so little recognition when it came out. It was so quirky, and unconventional , and emotional that it definitely should have been given more than a passing glance. Luke Wilson was wonderful. The message of the film was subtle through the entire thing; nothing ever got cliche or overwhelming, and it wasn't preachy or evangelistic when it came to the religious undertones. Even at the end, nothing was forced on you. It was so good, and yet you can't say why it was so good. I loved it.
Laurence Olivier is a heartthrob--but that's the best of it. It seemed to me like the film rumaged through the leftovers of 'Gone with the Wind' and stuck Austen's characters in the deep south, changing the time period and costumes all together. The dialogue was witty and amusing, and the acting was lovely, but it was too much changed from the book to please me. It wasn't Pride and Prejudice anymore, once you had the heroine changed from an independent wit to a girl after Mr. Darcy. I prefer the newer versions, but this one still has Classic Hollywood's charm.
Probably just all around terrible. As much as I love Michael Cera, even his awkward, adorable humor couldn't bring this movie out of the gutter. It was disgusting, charmless, and devoid of any plot/meaning whatsoever. The dialgue was humorless, the acting was subpar, and the entire idea was just...stupid. Don't see it.
I did not go into this movie with high expectations, and I'm quite pleased to say the expectations were surpassed. The book did not contain as much meat as the others; in fact the book was mostly hormonal crap, so the movie had potential to be well done. Editing out some stuff was necessary and fine; I will never understand the ADDING of unnecessary scenes, but I suppose its a ploy to keep ADD audience members occupied. The actins, as always, was subpar; the adults are the only ones who ever seem to pull off real emotion. All in all, not bad.
I was unimpressed. Johnny Depp looked good, as did Christian Bale, and we already know their acting talent, but I didn't find anything charming about the movie. Previews made it look badass and glamorous, sultry even, but in essence all it was was a lack of finesse and a bunch of silly boys playing with their guns. I'm sure that's how it was supposed to be; but I just don't think it came across well.