The Guys (2003)
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as Sister's Son
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as Joan's Friend
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Critic Reviews for The Guys
Weaver, LaPaglia and director Simpson have little problem keeping us involved as they grapple with conflicting feelings in the ways nearly all Americans did.
A noble attempt, but not much more.
A well-intentioned misfire that doesn't work in the way it intended.
One of those rare and exemplary motion pictures that is likely to make audiences of strangers want to hold hands.
If anyone needs reminding of those profound post-9/11 feelings, now or later, The Guys will be there to do it.
Audience Reviews for The Guys
Virtue can be a hell of a thing for a film. Not so The Guys, adapted from the stage play by Anne Nelson that she wrote as a response to 9/11. Sigourney Weaver is touchingly moving as a New York journalist helping a fire captain (Anthony LaPaglia, excellent) compose eulogies for all the men he lost on that day. The film, like the play, is just two people talking. That's it. But director Jim Simpson skillfully gives the story a beat and a pulse for its grieving heart. Wonderful.
This is a tough movie to comment on, because i want to like it as i love Anthony Lapaglia and Sigourney weaver is amazing in this but it is a slow movie, really emotional and depressing and just not very much going on, i think they could of added a bit moreto this movie but it was nice to see a different view from what happened on 9/11! This movie reminds me of Flight 93 also known as United 93 although not very much going on a bit slow and you could say boring but its harsh to say this when its based on real events and is truly sad. Like Flight 93 at the end it made me blubber it dedicated the movie to the fallen firefighters and listed every single one of there names and it got really emotional and sad! Anthony Lapaglia plays a chief fireman who is ment to write something for memorials of his fallen men but cant think of anything to write so he asks for a journalist played by sigourney weaver for her help and between them they write speeches! This movie is majority set in weavers house with just te two of them talking! If you want excitement then this isnt the movie for you! Really this film isnt predictable becuase its hard to see where this movie is going because you sort expect more from this movie but it just doesnt cut it! i guess its worth a watch because it is a short movie and does get emotional!
A good movie but a really odd choice of a movie to make.
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