Hi! I just joined the community and I thought I'd put my first recommendation out there...

Birthday Girl - The only person you'll probably recognize in this film is Nicole Kidman (who I absolutely love). This is a must see, especially if you are a fan of Nicole's. This movie is a mixture of a dark comedy and romantic comedy...I guess you'd call that a dark romantic comedy :) It's about an English bank clerk who sends for a Russian mail order bride and gets more than he bargained for. I really enjoyed it. Just be advised that there are some bedroom scenes that are probably too much for youngsters, although there isn't an incredible amount of nudity.
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Young Frank and his pals get an idea for the ultimate in excitement. They decide to pool their savings, bicycle to the nearby Big City, and hire some woman of the streets to strip for them. Things do not work out that simply, but they do meet V, a Hooker With A Heart Of Gold, who ends up giving them a ride home. Soon she is living in Frank's treehouse, unbeknownst to Frank's widowed father Tom, who thinks she is one of Frank's teachers. Soon, however, the evil Waltzer comes looking for V.

Melanie Griffith
Ed Harris
Malcolm McDowell
Anne Heche

This was done in 1994, so it should be a .99 cent rental in every video store. It is a romantic comedy that is hysterically funning and even more charming. The whole cast is simply amazing!!!
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It is Wednesday night, we just got finished watching Clue. I saw it years ago because Timmy Curry is my God. But it only had one ending when I saw. The one we rented had a bunch of ending, tripped me out!!

White saying that life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage was second only to when the colonel asked the butler what he did and the butler said "I buttle". I have a childish sense of humor.

My FAVORITE part, without giving anything away, was the singing telegram. THAT was funny. If I had to rate it? I'd give it a 10 for funny and an 8 for casting. Didn't like Yvette or Broddy.

OK, did I do everything right????
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Italian for Beginners

Hi. This is my first post to this community. My name is Jennifer and I'm 23 years old. In my family we are all movie lovers. I'm very forunate that my father is a movie destributor and we have tons and tons and Tons of videos, DVDs, and screeners lying around.

So it's really rare that I do go to the video store. I do go to indulge my avid foreign film appetite, however.

A friend recently told me about a Norwegian film called Italian for Beginners. I was wondering if any of you have seen this movie, what your thoughts were and if it was easy to find in a video store like Blockbuster or Hollywood video.

I could always request that the library where I work order it (they always order foreign films patrons request) but that takes a long time and if I can get it easier it would be helpful.
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And for our next rental pick...

userinfokeneally and I thought we'd pick the first couple of movies to get things started. Since comedy seems to be a genre of choice for most of our members, I picked the next movie with that in mind..


Eileen Brennan
Tim Curry
Madeline Kahn
Christopher Lloyd
Michael McKean
Martin Mull
Lesley Ann Warren


The popular board game comes to life as 6 guests are invited to a dinner party at a strange, mysterious house...only to wind up trying to figure out that age-old question - "Who Dunnit?" Perhaps it was Professor Plumb with the rope in the library...
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Boys on the Side

It's been quite a while since I've had a really good cry. This movie had me. I remember seeing Boys on the Side not long after it first released. I thought there were some funny parts to it, but I didn't really connect with the movie at all. I've always thought of it as an okay movie, but now it's become one of my favorites. This movie is about any of us. It's about life and friendships and love...and with it, the drama and mistakes and pain.

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Boys on the side.

I really loved the movie - hence the fact I picked it.


Why is it that Drew Barrymore always seems to play the same kind of charactor in every single one of her films ? Don't get me wrong, I think she's cute in this filmd - when they attack Nick and she puts her hand up after being asked if she has tape - Thats such a cute look. But, theres only a certain amount of drew barrymore that I can stand.

I somewhat feel the same way about Whoopi Goldberg, though towards the end I really began to like her charactor a lot more.

I've seen this movie alot, and no matter how many times I've seen it, a couple of scenes always get to me. I know they're coming but it doesn't matter - it still hits me.

The scene when Whoopi Goldberg sings You've Got It. And the camera pans around to the empty wheelchair. That usually has me sniffling away.
The other scene is when Whoopi Goldberg finds out about, Mary Louise Parkers charactor, and she goes and sees her in the hospital. And she just gets me all emotional.

lol Yaay for me being able to explain myself.

It was a fabulous movie though - anything that makes me laugh like mad, and also bawl like a baby can't be that bad.

-> Don't be such a hoo-hoo!
-> Whats a hoo-hoo ?
-> Its a c**t dear!
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I thought boys on the side was a reasonable movie, on a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 7. It seemed halfway through like it was going to be some kind of Thelma and Louise rip, but the continuing development of the story got it past that (and Jane's comment about "I'm not going over a cliff for you two" seemed to oddly cement that.

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In all, it was a worthwhile viewing experience. I actually considered seeing it way back when it was in the theaters b/c the ads looked appealing (But then, what movie ad doesn't, with all the editing of the best stuff together)...but never got around to it. As far as acting, I think Whoopi did one of her better performances in this movie, Drew Barrymore seemed to overplay it a little, and Mary Louise Parker did well but, IMHO, could have been a bit more expressive. That said, her character is a shy one, so for what her character is written to be, she did well.
There's my 2 sixpence....comments?

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hey everyone i saw white magnolia last night. it was beautiful i thought. :) the only thing that i thought was weird was the fact that the girl (what's her name, astrid?), well, i thought that it was wierd how she was super sensitive to the changes around her, and that she over-changed her styles in fit to the atmospheres around her. okay, like i would never dress all leather jacket and dark makeup that doesn't look good on you if you have really light skin. sorry to those of you that do like that stuff. :/ that's just not how I would dress.
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