October 27, 2020 at 7:27 pm #1203806876
Discuss the Apple film “On the Rocks” written and directed by Sofia Coppola; starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray.October 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm #1203806896
I quite liked this. I wasn’t a big fan of Lost in Translation outside of Johansson’s performance, Coppola’s directing and the cinematography but I found this film to be a heartwarming one. I found the film to be well directed and written for it was (even though whilst I preferred this to LiT the direction paled in comparison to it).
For me the standout was Rashida Jones.
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I was really charmed by it. Under the right circumstances, Bill Murray could win for supporting actor. He’s such a master in this role.October 27, 2020 at 8:32 pm #1203806954
It was just a simple, easy-going, watch that I enjoyed but wasn’t obsessed with. I thought the direction was well done, better than the writing imo. Murray of course did well in his role and Jones was also enjoyable. I thought they had really good chemistry. Overall just a nice sweet film.
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I was really charmed by it. Under the right circumstances, Bill Murray could win for supporting actor. He’s such a master in this role.
He was good indeed. I think it can happen, altho his odds are not that high. Let’s wait and see how Apple will handle the campaign.
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!October 27, 2020 at 9:23 pm #1203807029
Loved it. It’s got a melancholic tone as other Coppola films but I was pleasantly surprised by its tenderness and heart. Rashida and Murray were fantastic together, I could watch them all day doing and saying shit.
I hope Murray gets the nom
Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)October 28, 2020 at 12:01 am #1203807192
Here’s my review of the film: https://thecinemike.wordpress.com/2020/10/25/movie-review-on-the-rocks/
Twitter: @TheCineMikeOctober 28, 2020 at 12:29 am #1203807207
Jones was better than Murray, who I thought was serviceable so disagree with most above opinions regarding his performance. I don’t think it was bad, just not much there. It was a nice watch, with every element just being slightly better than ok IMO. Perfect rainy day viewing, but shouldn’t be in contention for any awards.October 28, 2020 at 3:52 am #1203807311This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.October 28, 2020 at 4:17 am #1203807325
I thought it was merely fine at best. Bill Murray is the highlight of the film, but even he is only just good, but as I’ve laid out in posts in the Supporting Actor thread, I am still keeping an eye on him as a threat for a nomination and win. I now have him slotted at every major show. With vote splitting among “Chicago 7” and “One Night in Miami” supporting actors and no clear frontrunner and him likely being Apple’s top priority this season, a path could clear for Murray. Rashida Jones was just fine, but the writing didn’t give her much to play with until the end anyway. Marlon Wayans was, uh, serviceable. In general, I just found the plot to be uninspired. Nothing new here at all so you’ve just gotta enjoy the chemistry with Jones and Murray, which is good but I kind of forgot about the movie the next day so I don’t anticipate it will make an impact this season.October 28, 2020 at 8:56 am #1203807626
On The Rocks is probably Sofia Coppola’s most accessible, commercial, film. The plot is fairly basic but entertaining despite its thinness.
There isn’t anything revelatory about the movie or screenplay. But I enjoyed it. Bill Murray was fun. Not sure why he’s considered supporting, but fine.
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👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)October 28, 2020 at 11:11 am #1203807898
I thought it was a lovely movie. Feel-good, pretty to look at, with some great performances (Murray of course, and Jones too was great). The writing could have been tighter, and the main plot line felt a bit shallow, but it was nonetheless very enjoyable.
Best Director - Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)
Lead Actor - Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Supporting Actor - Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
Supporting Actress - Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)October 28, 2020 at 12:28 pm #1203808026
I saw this today. It’s a simple and beautiful story. I love the Happy ending. I was thinking the husband was really cheating with the Fiona lady. Bill Murray is the MVP for me. He’s just so good in this. Rashida Jones was fine too
Andra Day should be winning Best ActressOctober 28, 2020 at 12:38 pm #1203808049
Jones was better than Murray, who I thought was serviceable so disagree with most above opinions regarding his performance.
I agree. She was the MVP of the film for me. Although her performance was mainly a dramatic one I was still impressed.
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It not a bad movie.
But it’s too simple, too slow paced going nowhere movie.
I love Rashida but this characther gave her nothing to work with.
Bill Murray was great.
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