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Tepid, mediocre rom-com that is fairly predictable. Hugh Grant does his schtick as the stammering, polite Englishman like in all the movies before. Marisa Tomei plays the same sweet romantic female. Nothing memorable, quickly forgettable.
What is with Hollywood these days? Where have you gone, Mr. Spielberg? And don't get me started with the critics. Nowadays, if the critics love it, you can count on the movie being formulaic P.C. crap. The same drivel.
The one memorable gem in the movie is where Grant's character says he is tired of all the movies featuring a kick ass female, which offends a Jane Austin loving feminist teacher with clout. The irony is that his statement, while meant to be offensive, is actually true about Hollywood today.
Love this film. It is funny in parts with interesting characters like Oddball, a hippie-like tank commander, played by Donald Sutherland and Crap game played by Don Rickles. No PC nonsense. Just a fun, rollicking, good time heist against the backdrop of WWII. Plus, Clint Eastwood is great as the main protagonist, Kelly.
Not sure why this movie was highly rated. Took my teenage son and his girlfriend to a free screening at a local college. Heard a lot of crying and sniffling from college girls. The film is fairly average in that it is over dramatic and overly sentimental.
I felt the story was contrived to pull on the heart strings. I guess I am not their target audience because even though the characters were sympathetic the story just didn't resonate as a real tragedy compared to real life tragic stories. Just PC nonsense designed for college age girls to lap up.
In a summer filled with mediocre or just bad movies, this movie is a rare gem among all the rubbish. Shia LaBeof, in the words of Rush plays "today's Tom Sawyer" although his character is really a Huckleberry Finn and his companion Jim is a runaway Down's Syndrome man named Zach. Filmed against the backdrop of North Carolina's lush coastal waters known as the Outer Banks, the movie is a journey of two unlikely heroes who form a bond both escaping from their own cage.
Funny, heart warming and real would describe this movie. It is devoid of politics, PC culture, gratuitous sex and unnecessary foul language. In short, it is everything movies should be but are not. I loved it.