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I saw a great film today...


Skip the self-help books, skip therapy - watch this movie... it'll improve your life!

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trailer_spot
Feb. 9th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
I very much agree. Too bad Sally Hawkins didn't get honoured with an Oscar nomination. It would've been a nice departure from the usual nominations for "dramatic" roles.
mindlikeasieve
Feb. 9th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! I agree with you. I saw that HGL had a nomination and just automatically assumed that it was for her performance. I do think it deserves the nom. for screenwriting. Great stuff.

Have you seen "Secrets and Lies"? That's one Mike Leigh film that I haven't seen yet, though I hear it is really good. So far, "Happy-Go-Lucky" and "Life is Sweet" are my faves. Just really great human stories.
trailer_spot
Feb. 9th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
I think I have seen "Secrets and Lies". But I'd say it was about a decade ago on TV so I have close to no recollection. I have to admit that I'm usually not a big fan of social dramas from directors like Mike Leigh and Ken Loach (or similar German ones). I appreciate what they are doing and I'm glad they regularly get the recognition they deserve but for me movies are often a form of escapism and theirs remind me too much of the daily news.
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