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    BigFish
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    I’m surprised with all the bash for this movie. I thought the movie was funny and a really good comeback from McKay as I absolutely hated Vice.  Strong cast in general and I think Ariana is a shoo-in for Best Original Song.

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    I thought it was fine. Leo was the MVP and I’d honestly choose this JLaw performance over any of that David O. Russell bullshit

    Meryl was surprisingly meh and Ariana literally played herself which was kinda funny in itself

    Also, death to whoever put that wig on Rob Morgan’s head (Tyler Perry probably had something to do with it)

    Don’t really care about its award prospect but I still enjoyed watching it

    FYC

    Best Actress - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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    I thought JLaw was really good in this. She really added a spark to a thinly-written character. I also liked the score. Nicholas never lets us down. Everything else can go.

    I second this. Lawrence feels a more mature and relaxed actress now, and she handled the comedy well. She has a really nice moment near the end. MVP IMO.

    Having said that, I still want to tase this movie repeatedly for inflicting that script upon me. It felt like a draft of a SNL sketch no one ever checked. This mess could have been 30 minutes shorter, too.

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    brenolimsta
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    People are going craaaazy over this

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    nobdrums
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    watch dlu and i really liked the proposal, but i thought it was poorly developed, dicaprio is really exceptional and i have a lot of fun with jlaw

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    and it’s so looooooooooong

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    Jaket1991
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    It’s just so much longer than it needs to be. I did enjoy the ending

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    GD
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    Everybody I know really enjoyed this movie!

    And even if it’s 2 hours 10 minutes, I haven’t seen time go by.  Don’t know why people complains..

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    Sooo I sorta enjoyed this movie but it has a lot of flaws and weaknessess. I found the screen play to be a bit lacking and the runtime to be a bit to long.

    J.Law was just fine, i found myself wanting more from her character and there was some over acting in throughout but she did draw me in.

    Jonah Hill didnt do it for me, he literally had nothing to do but open doors, sit in chairs and crack jokes but i was bored of him pretty early on.

    I actually liked steeps character and would watch an entire movie centered around her.

    Leo was strong but the screen play really hindered his opportunities to really explore his characters feeling and decision making.

    In all i think this movie tried hard to take the campy route but that actually may have been its downfall.

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    Watched this last night and I’m genuinely surprised at how divisive it’s been, both critically and here on the forums.

    No, it is not subtle. But the last two years have taught us that slapping someone across the face with facts is still not enough to convince them that something is true, so the lack of subtlety felt very much by design.

    A lot of the jokes are very easy. But I think I had already calibrated myself for a drama with laughs, rather than a comedy, so that when the hits did come, I enjoyed them… and when they didn’t, they sort of washed off immediately.

    I’ll say more about this film and my opinions of its quality later, but for now, I’ll stick to its Oscar chances:

    It is in for Original Screenplay, no doubt. The satire is, again, on-the-nose – but many of McKay’s observations are right on the money, like when the biggest takeaway from Dr. Mindy’s TV appearance isn’t that doom is approaching but rather that he’s a hot scientist and looks great on camera. Or when the launch of a NASA rocket is met on social media by the #LaunchChallenge, in which people set off roman candles into their actual face and end up hospitalized. He’s sadly very correct about all of that, so this idea that going after social media is low-hanging fruit is ridiculous. He’s right. I also did not feel the runtime here like I did with, say, BEING THE RICARDOS. And even when a character like Meryl Streep’s President Orlean felt like a cardboard cutout, I understood what McKay was getting at. I pretty bummed he added in those cartoonish mid- and post-credit scenes, which stole away from a really effective ending, but beyond that, I was pleasantly surprised how much it worked for me.

    It is also in for Editing. Whereas VICE’s slicing and dicing felt smug and clever for its own sake, and THE BIG SHORT was designed around the meta-premise that you’ll get bored so “look over here at this pretty person!,” DON’T LOOK UP actually – to my own surprise – did not feel that way. The film definitely could’ve afforded to feel more urgent, but I found the use of stock footage to actually be effective in communicating (a) the little delicate details in the world that is in jeopardy and (b) what was happening across the globe while our characters are desperately spreading the news.

    That Score was also terrific, I realized on reflection.

    As for acting: While it might contend for SAG Ensemble (I don’t see it getting close to winning), this flick does not need to get any acting nominations for it to have legitimacy in other categories or even Best Picture. I found Rob Morgan to be an awesome, sturdy #3 to DiCaprio and Lawrence, but it is not the sort of performance that is often rewarded, even in a thin year like this one for Supporting Actor. DiCaprio has some terrific moments of panic, and his journey from raw-nerve to Science’s It Boy is funny… but he’ll still be battling it out for that fifth slot with Dinklage.

    I’m shocked that this film is so hated. I see this landing in plenty of categories.

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    Thought it was wonderful. Very very good, not great, but very good. No idea why it got the response it did: quite honestly, the film makes the viewer feel as exhausted as I know myself and others in my field working on climate change do all the time. Films often mimic the feelings they want audiences to feel: yes, it absolutely is intentionally overwhelming and exhausting. I’m pretty sure that’s the point?

    Justice for Passing, Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga.

    The Power of the Dog / Jane Campion / Benedict Cumberbatch / Kristen Stewart / Kirsten Dunst / Troy Kotsur

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    Meryl was surprisingly meh

    Between this, The Laundromat and The Prom, who would have thought Netflix would have manifested Streep’s flop era?

    I think maybe the film might’ve been better received stateside if it came out during Trunp’s presidency, if just for how cathartic it may have been. For all its faults, the Biden administration have made some efforts towards addressing Covid and climate change.

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    I second this. Lawrence feels a more mature and relaxed actress now, and she handled the comedy well. She has a really nice moment near the end. MVP IMO.

    Cosign. Lawrence was toooootally the MVP for me too. Kate Dibiasky totally feels like a real person (even though PhD students in the US don’t really refer to their advisors as Professor lol). In fact I actually think she might be……me LOL.

    It’s surprising because the character is the same as in the terrible script we read but JLaw pulls it off really well. We knew she had comic timing, but she is both restrained and over the top in very realistic ways imo. Even the tiny things: when she reacted to finding the comet in the beginning she does this small squeal & it’s very real. She didn’t jump with joy, I tooootally bought her as a grad student.

    Nobody else really stood out to me. I don’t love it but Leo was sort of….outshined by a lot of his scene partners? JLaw & Blanchett but also Melanie Lynskey. I get that’s his character but this is not a film with the interest or time to flesh out characters (that’s what the stacked cast is for!) And In such a rushing train of a film, his arc felt mostly like a plot contrivance. JLaw made hers work, I’m not sure he did? (Sorry sorry sorry)

    Justice for Passing, Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga.

    The Power of the Dog / Jane Campion / Benedict Cumberbatch / Kristen Stewart / Kirsten Dunst / Troy Kotsur

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    I don’t get the intense hate either. Yes, the middle part is a bit messy and at times the movie tries to be funnier than it is, but it’s a consistently entertaining and bold effort that delivers its message pretty cleverly for the most part. LDC is on fire – nice to see him act a “normal” person for change – and J-Law is perfectly in tune with the movie’s raunchy tone. And I just want to say that…

    ***SPOILER (kind of)***

    …it’s so refreshing to put two of the world’s biggest movie stars together and not write even a hint of romance between them. It’s about time Hollywood wakes up to the fact there are platonic friendships between heterosexual women and men.

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