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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 03:06 PM

Beware if you decide to watch "Seven Days in Utopia"

The dvd is now out on Netflix.
I eagerly got it, cause I love Robert Duvall, and Lucas Black is a promising new actor from here in Ala,
plus it has the always wonderful Melissa Leo.
NOwhere does the movie warn you that while the first 1/2 was good, it then degenerates into a Christain lecture,
plus,
it not only stops abruptly and leaves the viewer hanging wondering how it ended,
the movie THEN scolls to direct the viewer to a web site which has a video ( and links to a STORE! )
where the author of the book, a "performance psychologist", tries to have you sign up to participate in as money making schemes as he can think of.
In order to find out how the movie ended, you have to play a video on the website, where the author,
reads to you all the biblical passages from the book that the movie was made from.
Then his website offers to let you to sign up with your name and email address for news letters, retreats, books, videos, and golf equipment! The golf putter free advertising in the movie.
Thus the movie is a nothing more than an advertising gimmick.
btw..the movie is set in Utopia, Texas, a real place.And no doubt soon to be a major tourist spot of true believers.

Here is a link to the site :
http://www.linksofutopia.com/cms/ministryhub.html

To be clear..I have nothing against people of faith.
I DO have plenty against being tricked into watching an advertisement for some guys books and golf supplies, and having to sit thru a sermon to find out how the movie ended.




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Reply Beware if you decide to watch "Seven Days in Utopia" (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 OP
Bolo Boffin Dec 2011 #1
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #2
Bolo Boffin Dec 2011 #3
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #5
Bolo Boffin Dec 2011 #6
dmosh42 Dec 2011 #4

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2011, 11:51 PM

1. Wow!

Very disappointing, I'm sure. And it's also got the actress that plays baby vamp Jessica, too. (saw the trailer at the website) Bummer.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 09:08 AM

2. One of the Netflix reviews said they loved the movie so much they saw it twice.

which is remarkable since there is NO ending!
and it has all the depth of a Reader's Digest story.
In fact, that is exactly what it reminded me of. A video Reader's Digest atory.
I could not engage with it at all.
Imagine, with THAT cast, yet it was so one dimensional.
I watch lots of movies, have wide ranging tastes, found this had lovely scenery, top notch actors,

and flat as week old 7-Up.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 09:18 AM

3. I just started watching Louis C.K.'s series so I recommend it

A big dose of funny reality.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:24 AM

5. You are recommending Louis C.K series or recommending Seven Days?

Not clear to what you were referring, in the sub thread.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 03:09 PM

6. The Louis C.K. series is what I'm recommending. :D

I didn't think the Utopia movie could be described as a fresh dose of funny reality. Sounds a little Utopian for that.

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