Beautiful Creatures - Rachel Weisz

Paul_D

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The DVD comes out on Tuesday. I didn't catch it during its initial run here in London, because I heard some very bad reviews. But I absolutely adore Rachel Weisz.... Has anyone seen it, and is it worth picking up?
 

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Same here. Is it worth a purchase just for her? Forget the plot, just tell me how good she looks in the movie
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Mummy Returns - Rachel attractiveness 10/10
The Mummy - 9.5
Swept from the Sea - 9.5
Land Girls - 8
Chain Reaction - 7
I Want You - 9.5
Enemy at the Gate - 10
Stealing Beauty - 7
Ratings are relative and is a comparison of Rachel vs Rachel.
 

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Hmmmm, might be worth a rental...

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She's about to start performances in a play off-Broadway. I have second-row seats.

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[Edited last by Michael Reuben on September 29, 2001 at 02:37 PM]
 

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I would pay good money for a 90 minute tape of her mowing the lawn or knitting or whatever....
 

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I've said it before (in a Rachel Weisz thread in AfterHours), and ill say it again..
She seems a bit.. 'old'...
But she was pretty hot in Enemy at the Gates...
 

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Michael, I saw her in that play when it premiered here in London. It's called 'The Shape of Things' and it was written/directed by Neil LaBute who made Nurse Betty and In the Compamny of Men. I'm not exaggreating when I say that It is easily the best play I have ever seen. All the performances are rock solid. Obviously Rachel is the best, but Gretchn Mol and Paul Rudd give extremely good turns as well. I saw it twice - 5 star.
Regarding 'Beautiful Creatures', I rented it last night, and oh dear! It was really awful. Not even Ms. Weisz could save it, though she was easily the best thing in it. It just had a really, really awful script, and a dull, boring, even moronic plot. I'd avoid this one. What a shame!
[Edited last by Paul Dalmaine on September 30, 2001 at 03:11 AM]
 

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quote: I'm not exaggreating when I say that It is easily the best play I have ever seen. [/quote] Glad to hear it, Paul. The advance reviews were certainly favorable.
It was Neil LaBute's name that first attracted my attention, because there's always some uncertainty about how much of the original cast will remain when a play comes from London to New York. When it was confirmed that Rachel Weisz would be in the New York production, it was a bonus.
At the risk of causing thread drift, did you happen to see Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in the London production of Dance of Death? That just started playing here, and I'll be seeing it in mid-October.
M.
[Edited last by Michael Reuben on September 30, 2001 at 10:45 AM]
 

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Did you happen to see Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in the London production of Dance of Death?
No, that was one on my list to see, but I never got round to seeing it. I definiately remember reading very favourable reviews for that though. Should be very good!
[Edited last by Paul Dalmaine on September 30, 2001 at 04:37 PM]
 

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