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Picking Up the Pieces Reviews

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January 5, 2009
yeah! totally funny! :) ir nors W.Alleno ir n─?ra filmo autori┼│ s─?ra┼íe, bet jau─?iasi, kad jis ten ne tik vaidino :)
November 24, 2008
Odd would be the best would to describe it, even the cast of characters is strange and quite mixed.. why some people actually decided to play in this movie is beyond me!
November 10, 2008
An inexplicable horrific abomination of a film.
½ October 23, 2008
Dang, I used to like this movie, when I saw it again, I was a bit disappointed at how limited it was. I remember it being a bit deeper and meaningful lol. At least theres a happy ending.
½ October 18, 2008
what a crazy cast of characters! fun to watch as arau's direction is interesting. very strange but also creepy.
½ July 11, 2008
An underseen and ever-so-slightly underrated black comedy from Mexican director Alfonso Arau. Set in the small town of El Nino, New Mexico, it has the townspeople discovering a severed hand which can apparantly perform miracles. But, the hand belongs...(read more) to Candy Cowley (Sharon Stone), a wife apparantly murdered in a jealous rage by her husband Tex (Woody Allen), who lives across the border in Texas. The film is certainly not as bad as what people claim it is, (Woody is miscast), but it's a film which owes a debt to Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry. Plus, it has a brilliant supporting cast including Kiefer Sutherland, David Schwimmer, Cheech Marin, Lou Diamond Phillips and Elliot Gould. Plus, it's beautiful, colour-drenched cinematography by Vittorio Storaro makes up for alot of the film's faults.
½ July 10, 2008
i dont know what the point was but it has a great cast but some pretty ropey plot blines and woody allen is as awful as he ever has been in it.
½ May 12, 2008
Not enough Kiefer - great coyote neon sign, though!
½ May 8, 2008
ive watched it and its quite weird and tacky.
½ May 3, 2008
"Let's explore the topics of religion, murder, marriage, capitalism and prostitution...and still try to keep things light." This film gets some interesting points for effort, but it absolutely bit off more than it could chew. The crude and juvenile humor is actually the low point. On the bright side, Schwimmer is surprisingly good as a tortured priest.
½ April 28, 2008
An inexplicable horrific abomination of a film. So many great actors wasted. I'd rather watch them on the loo than watch this mess.
½ April 11, 2008
An underseen and ever-so-slightly underrated black comedy from Mexican director Alfonso Arau. Set in the small town of El Nino, New Mexico, it has the townspeople discovering a severed hand which can apparantly perform miracles. But, the hand belongs to Candy Cowley (Sharon Stone), a wife apparantly murdered in a jealous rage by her husband Tex (Woody Allen), who lives across the border in Texas. The film is certainly not as bad as what people claim it is, (Woody is miscast), but it's a film which owes a debt to Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry. Plus, it has a brilliant supporting cast including Kiefer Sutherland, David Schwimmer, Cheech Marin, Lou Diamond Phillips and Elliot Gould. Plus, it's beautiful, colour-drenched cinematography by Vittorio Storaro makes up for alot of the film's faults.
March 21, 2008
I did not really like this movie.
March 14, 2008
13th March, 2008, on DVD
½ March 14, 2008
Tex (Woody Allen) chops up his wife (Sharon Stone) in a jealous rage and then burries her body parts in the desert. However, a blind old lady find one of her hands that Tex failed to burry. Suddenly healed by the miracle of the hand, the blind lady can see!
Taking the hand back to her New Mexico village priest (David Scwimmer), the town is suddenly the place of miracles as the hand begins to heal and grant peoples wishes.
However, Tex, and the police officer (Kiefer Sutherland) hunting him, need to get that hand back!
'Picking up the Pieces' was a film that I had never heard of, but was pleasently suprised by.
Woody Allen is his usual, quirky self, whilst performances by Schwimmer and Sutherland are also very good.
The story is daft, but thouroughly enjoyable to watch.
'Picking up the pieces' is a simple comedy that is pleasently suprising.
March 5, 2008
Awesome cast but wtf?
½ February 11, 2008
despite a strong cast, the film is weak, with naff jokes and loads of pointless crazy characters - some laughs, but too much woody-allen-dialogue and dollops of clich├ęs
February 4, 2008
There's a reason why Woody is put in the center of the cover art photograph.
January 20, 2008
nice try...there are moments where it promises, but.... having woody is not enough to make a great comedy:)
November 10, 2007
Just silly, it's not funny and it's a mess. No matter who directed it (Woody Allen).
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