I saw the play in 1969, and heard the soundtrack for the movie and thought it was horrible -- Peter O'Toole couldn't carry a note in a bucket, and Sophia Loren was just windo-dressing -- So I watched the movie on TV today (Oct 4, 2010) -- All I said above, I retract -- the movie made me cry as much as the play did -- My all time fav song is still "The Impossible Dream" -- So I repent of my cynicism of the past and really LIKE the movie! ENJOY -- Tom
I'm not really big on period pieces but I wanted to see this to go with "Her majesty, Mrs Brown" and I really loved it -- It moved along a lot better than some of those movies (I hated "Sense and Sensibility" because I thought it REALLY dragged) -- This showed me what even a Queen had to go thru in the 1800's to get along in the man's world of that day! I really enjoyed this -- Tom
You can sure tell it's a Quentin Tarantino movie -- Not a happy ending in any sense -- and nothing I would buy to add to my collection -- That said, and despite the gross parts of the movie, It was well done and I kindof enjoyed it -- Brad Pitt couold be a garbage collector and his acting would be sterling -- Don't take the kids or don't go if you have a weak stomach --
A LOT lower key than the others -- Still enjoyable as a Harry movie, but I found myself crying buckets at the end, even tho I read the book! Definitely a + thet they used Ralph Finnes' grandson/nephew (whatever he is) as the young Tom Riddle -- I still miss Christian Coulson from the Chamber of Secrets
Nickolas Cage doesn't make great movies (except for National Treasure) but this one is a very good one -- He has that perfect Hangdog look -- perpetually worried -- One could not help but feel for him as a parent at the end -- good movie
This was a MUCH better film than I thought it would be -- He was a convincing Grouch -- and I would love to have heard more of the Sermon at his funeral -- being a former priest, I could think of LOTS to say -- This is good!