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*** Official THE LADYKILLERS Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by JonZ, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. JonZ

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    That AICN review is heartening. Notices elsewhere appear to be pretty mixed so far.

    I'm seeing a sneak preview of this tonight, so I can report back with some impressions.

    --Jefferson Morris
     
  3. JonZ

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    Thanks Jeff. Please do. Cant wait until Saturday to see it myself.
     
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    This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "The Ladykillers" please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

    All HTF member film reviews of "The Ladykillers" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

    Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


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    I share my last name with one of the characters!!! Sure, you may be thinking that it's not such a big deal but my last name is PANCAKE. J.K. Simmons plays "Garth Pancake" in the movie! And he's a main character!
     
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    I put my quick impression in the review thread linked above. Short version: Good, not great.

    --Jefferson Morris
     
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    Wonderful, my boys came through again! Fine music too.
    Great moment for me, a line from Blood Simple,"Who looks stupid NOW?"
     
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    Just saw it tonight. The film does have some flaws, but it had many LOL moments. It's the Coen's funniest since The Big Lebowski.

     
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    Absolutely HILARIOUS. I have never, ever laughed so damn much in a theater.

    "We must have, waffles, forthwith!"

    Great visuals too by Roger Deakins.
     
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    I loved it too.
    The crowd I saw this with went nuts for it.They had a ball. A older woman behind me was laughing so hard she was crying.

    MUCH better than Intolerable Cruelty which I hated. Not as great as some of their best work still very good IMHO.
     
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    Quite fun, although not too far up there on my list (so far).

    I loved how it all tailed up at the end with Pickle's contribution to the island. And it was kind of fun watching the Coens deal with Hip-Hop culture in their films (which I think they did quite creatively without emasculating Marlon Wayans).
     
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    "Easiest thing in the world!"

    This movie actually gets funnier the more I think about it. During the experience, I found it a little uneven - even boring at times. But, like most good Coen work, the genius begins to reveal itself as I recall the beautiful dialogue.

    I still prefer "Intolerable Cruelty"...and "Big Lebowski" and "Raising Arizona" will forever be my favorite Coen comedies...but, this film is quite good and very amusing.

    Seems Coen reviews are often mixed (see Lebowski) and get better over time.
     
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    I agree with the above comments...the film was somewhat uneven, especially in the beginning. But I'd have to say I enjoyed it overall, and found it to be a good change from the normal mindless jokes lots of comedies are.
     
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    i loved it.
    the death scene with the general was probably the "funniest" death scene i ever saw.

    there was only about 10 people in the theater but i dont think they got it as me and my wife were the only ones laughing.
     

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