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Lisa D Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:37 AM
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Watching the movie Absolute Power
I love the dance scene with his chief of staff.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:41 AM
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1. Gene Hackman seems to be having fun in all of his movies.
He's the thinking man's Bruce Willis
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:11 AM
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2. The actress that played his COS was awful imho...
...ruined what was otherwise a perfectly enjoyable popcorn chewing movie..
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:56 AM
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5. Judy Davis awful?!! I thought she was her usual talented self. nt
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:24 PM
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6. She just didn't have the gravitas to pull off the role of a CoS imo...
..she played the character as being too weak, and I just don't think that's possible in a presidential CoS...
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:38 PM
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7. You've got a point--after her matter-of-fact acceptance of things going wrong
in the early part of the movie, her performance became weaker.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:21 AM
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3. Good movie. Better book (nt)
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:55 AM
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4. I thought the story-line about his daughter (the thief's daughter) was pointless and
brought the movie down. Otherwise, good flick!
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:16 PM
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8. the book was much better
Although that seems to be the case with most movies based on books.


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Lisa D Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:25 PM
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9. I agree.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 05:25 PM by Lisa D
The one movie adaptation I really liked was A&E's Pride and Prejudice. Of course, they had six hours to tell the story.
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