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Idina Menzel

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Nia Long

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Gabriella Pizzolo

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Graeme Duffy

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If there was ever a reason not to redo something, this is it.

I’ve seen quite a few remakes over the years but nothing like this. It takes a film that could reduce Starlin to tears and turns it into a tacky and badly cast pile of not worthy of bearing it’s name.

I’ts terrible and makes you wonder why the people responsible for the original film would allow this, think cheap American daytime soap and you pretty much get how this was remade.

It is awful.



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  • Feb 15, 2017


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    • Riverview Hospital, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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6. 92 h 3 min1989PG-13

HD. Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey are complete opposites whose lifelong bond carries them down a rocky—and often comical—road.

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BEACHES [1988] [Blu-ray]

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BEACHES [1988] [Blu-ray] They Met on a Beach 30 Years Ago! Some Friendships Last Forever!

Celebrate the power of everlasting friendship with `BEACHES’ available for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring a new digital restoration. Academy Award® nominees Bette Midler for Best Actress 1991: ‘For The Boys’ and Barbara Hershey for Best Supporting Actress 1996: ‘The Portrait Of A Lady’ star in this funny and touching film from legendary director Garry Marshall.

When the irrepressible C.C. Bloom and the shy and proper Hillary Whitney first meet under the boardwalk, all the 11-year-olds have in common is the need for a best friend. Worlds apart in a lifestyle and location, their friendship ebbs and flows through a lifetime of highs and lows. From the boardwalk in Atlantic City to a beach house on the Pacific, `BEACHES’ will remind you what being a true friend really means. Relive every heart-warming moment on Blu-ray High Definition.

FILM FACT: Included on the soundtrack was Bette Midler’s performance of «Wind Beneath My Wings,» which became an immediate smash hit. The song went on to win Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1990. It was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Art Direction for Albert Brenner and Garrett Lewis.

Cast: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, James Read, Lainie Kazan, James Read, Grace Johnston, Mayim Bialik, Marcie Leeds, Carol Williard, Allan Kent, Phil Leeds, Lynda Goodfriend, Nikki Plant, Michael French, Robert Ball, Frank Campanella, Diane Frazen, Michael Elias, Patrick Richwood, Tracy Reiner, Zachary Weintraub, Jenifer Lewis, Charlotte Crossley, Julie Bond, Kimberly Morgan, Andrea Paris, Adrienne Parker, Steven Majewicz, Joe Grifasi, Lucinda Crosby, Jack W. Larson, Judith Baldwin, Jane Dulo, Lisa Savage, Frank Buxton, Steve Restivo, Maureen Jennings, Kathleen Marshall, Julie Paris, Clara Huff, Barbara Marshall, Scott Marshall, Cindy Riegel, Bo Sabato, Michael A. Salcido, Arnold McCuller, Carla Earle, Katherine Singleton, Ken Gibbel, Harvey Miller, Kevin Ash (uncredited), Sarah Blaze (uncredited), Hector Elizondo (uncredited), Whit Hertford (uncredited), Garry Marshall (uncredited), Marc Shaiman (uncredited), Lori Sigrist (uncredited) and Terri Sigrist (uncredited)

Director: Garry Marshall

Producer: Bette Midler, Bonnie Bruckheimer and Margaret South

Screenplay: Mary Agnes Donoghue and Iris Rainer (screenplay)

Composer: Georges Delerue

Cinematography: Dante Spinotti

Video Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Running Time: 123 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment

Andrew’s Blu-ray Review: When I had the Special Edition NTSC DVD of ‘BEACHES’ back in 2005, my life was considerably different from what it is now. And today as I view this special Blu-Ray version of the film, with that same cover art, I wondered if my opinion of this film will be the same, well I was proved wrong and have found it is a vast improvement of the inferior NTSC DVD as it still the same the same ambience that only Bette Midler can deliver and it can still be a big tear-jerker type film, which always happens when watch this film for the umpteenth time, but to me it’s still the same beautiful film. I will say, the ending has far more of an impact on me now; however I find I’m far more susceptible to emotional manipulation by the watching this film.

The box office hit ‘BEACHES’ [1988] starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey was based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Iris Rainer Dart about the lasting friendship between two very different women. The free spirited but poor Cecilia Carol «C.C.» Bloom [Bette Midler] and the uptight aristocratic Hillary Whitney Essex [Barbara Hershey] meet as children in Atlantic City and form a lifelong bond that endures conflicts, boyfriends, marriages, babies, divorces and even death.

‘BEACHES’ starts out by establishing the foundation of the eternal friendship between, Cecilia Carol «C.C.» Bloom [Miyam Bialik] and Hillary Whitney Essex [Marcie Leeds], a street-smart Atlantic City kid and an upper- crust child, respectively. Meeting under the boardwalk, they find they are kindred spirits of sorts, and thus start a relationship that spans the rest of their lives through letter writing, until both Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey become adults. Finally getting together again, and find their friendship is the only constant in their lives. The prologue, with brilliant work by Cecilia Carol «C.C.» Bloom [Miyam Bialik] age 11 years old and Hillary Whitney Essex [Marcie Leeds] age 11 years old, gives the film a smart-aleck attitude that helps overcome the more heartstring-pulling moments…for the most part.

From there on out, the two women find life to be a series of struggles, with them switching places, as Cecilia Carol «C.C.» Bloom [Bette Midler] life explodes into mega-success, and Hillary Whitney [Barbara Hershey] hits roadblock after roadblock. Through it all, they rely on their friendship to carry them through the challenges that love, marriage and family bring. The friendship is tested often, especially by the dreaded presence of men, but it’s hard to believe that anyone in the audience has a doubt about what will happen in the end. ‘BEACHES’ often risks drifting into melodrama, but Bette Middler’s irreverent presence keeps the movie on an even keel until the plot becomes too heavy to maintain buoyancy.

Using Cecilia Carol «C.C.» Bloom and Hillary Whitney Essex’s flashback correspondence as the main method of progressing the story along, along with an in-the-now framing device, the film spans 30 years in two hours, which by any measure is moving at light speed. There are some problems with moving the story so quickly, in that the plot can seem unnaturally motivated. But within the structure of the plot, there’s no other way the film could have advanced the story. By compressing the lives of these two women, the parallels between them are made obvious and meaningful.

While the story of these two women is the core of the film, Bette Midler’s musical moments are some of the most entertaining portions of the film. From her character’s start as a jazz singer to her award-winning performances, she gets the opportunity to show off her impressive range as a vocalist. I’ve always considered Bette Midler to be extremely good, based on her roles in ‘Ruthless People’ and ‘Outrageous Fortune’ [which I wish they would release on Blu-ray] but ‘BEACHES’ goes to show why she gets the respect she receives. Singing ability like hers and an amazing comic wit has combined to make her a true star.

At approximately the halfway point, the film loses its sense of humour and becomes like a sort of soap opera, but not a bad one, especially with Cecilia Carol «C.C.» Bloom speaks badly about at the time of the change. Life itself is too much for the girls, and the whole film becomes exactly what the first half seemed to strive to avoid. Ironically, it’s that turn-around in the second half that has earned the film its fan base and massive reputation. It takes a heap of nurturing to make and keep a friend over the long haul of a lifetime. ‘BEACHES’ illustrates a few of the challenges, disappointments, and rewards of this worthwhile endeavour. With its mix of drama, comedy, and music, the film leaves behind a rainbow of delectable emotions for all ages.

When ‘BEACHES’ went into production, Bette Midler was enjoying a wave of success ushered in by her association with Disney’s adult-oriented Touchstone Pictures. Bette Midler had made hits like ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’ [1986] and ‘Ruthless People’ [1986] for Touchstone which many credited for revitalizing her career as a comic actress in the 1980s. With Touchstone Pictures, Bette Midler formed her company All Girl Productions and co-produced ‘BEACHES’ as her first project.

Blu-ray Video Quality – The very nice 1080p encoded transfer on this disc is remarkably better than the mess that existed on the previous Blu-Ray. That said, it still has some issues, as it’s uneven in the handling of grain, with some scenes buzzing and others, mostly darker interior scenes later in the film, looking stunningly clean, to the point where they could have been shot this year. Everything has been given a polish, so the vast majority of the dirt and damage seen on the inferior NTSC DVD has gone with the rare exception of a spot or two. Fine detail has been vastly improved, though there’s some softness here and there, and the colour has been made far more natural (and warmer), even if it all looks a touch darker. At its best, it looks fantastic, while at its worst it’s much better than the previous release. It’s worth nothing that it appears that the image was opened up on all sides on this release, showing more in all directions. The aspect ratio (listed on the box as 1.85:1) seems to be the same between the two, but the framing seems better on the new transfer.

Blu-ray Audio Quality – ‘BEACHES’ 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mix is pretty front heavy, to the point where surround channels only really kick in when Midler sings. There is some occasional noticeable surround activity, especially the boardwalk scene is a good example, but even then, the bulk of the mix is tilted toward the front channels. There is also widely differing reverb and ambient recording effects quite noticeable in some of the post-looped material, with the van scene with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, especially when Bette Midler is in the bunny suit, one of the more obvious examples. In scenes like that one, the dialogue sounds overly tinny and boxy compared to the bulk of this track. Fidelity is generally very good, especially in the musical sequences.

Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:

Audio Commentary: Commentary with Director Garry Marshall: Gary Marshall is always fun to listen to, and he’s quite funny through large swaths of this commentary. Gary Marshall is quite gracious in doling out accolades to various people involved in the film. Gary Marshall makes nonstop fun of some of the plot machinations, and that actually helps to make some of the more saccharine elements in the film go down a little easier.

Special Feature: Beaches Bloopers [6:59] We get just over a six-minutes reel. Apparently created for use back in 1988, this one offers the usual goofs and giggles, though a narrator attempts humorous commentary as well. It’s typical for its genre.

Special Feature: Mayim Bialik Remembers Beaches [2011] [12:06] This is a very sweet reminiscence of her performance in the film ‘BEACHES’ by the current day star of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’

Special Feature Music Video: «Wind Beneath My Wings» Performed by Bette Midler [1988] [4:32] «Wind Beneath My Wings» (sometimes titled «The Wind Beneath My Wings» and «Hero») is a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley.

Special Feature: AFI’s 100 Years . . . 100 Songs With Bette Midler [1988] [1:17] This is the segment of this special devoted to «Wind Beneath My Wings.» The top 100 songs of the past 100 years chosen by the American Film Institute are presented by host-actor John Travolta.

Special Feature: Barbara Hershey Screen Test [1988] [6:18] Shows a scene in which Cecilia Carol «C.C.» Bloom and Hillary Whitney make up with each other as well as a couple of subsequent sequences. Bette Midler works with Barbara Hershey in the test, so that makes the reel more interesting than it otherwise might be.

Theatrical Trailer [2:12] The Blu-ray disc opens with trailers for `The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ and `Monsters University.’ These also pop up under Sneak Peeks along with clips for ABC TV series and Castle. We also get the trailer for ‘BEACHES’ as well.

Finally, ‘BEACHES’ is a wonderful warm hearted true classic, the kind of weepy film everyone likes to curl up with on a rainy Sunday for the stereotypical «good cry.» It’s hardly worth debating the quality of the filmmaking, as it’s secondary to the emotions involved for fans of this film. This Blu-Ray is a considerable improvement in terms of the visual quality, and though there are no changes in the contents from the now inferior old NTSC DVD, it offers a decent package of extras, thanks largely to Garry Marshall’s commentary. If you’re a fan and you’ve never owned `Beaches’ there’s not likely to be a better version down the line at this point in time and that is why it is a great honour to add this to my ever increasing Bette Midler Blu-ray Collection. Highly Recommended!

Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Aficionado
Le Cinema Paradiso
United Kingdom

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Kelli ClingenpeelReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2022

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Amazing music!

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Amazing music! I think Bette Midler is one of the most amazing singers of our time! Her range is amazing and her music is just great! I listen to her and I get happy for the most part. She is amazing!!

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Stan BeaverReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2022

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Just as advertised

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Just as advertised . .. great show!

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Heidi PrickettReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2022

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The movie Beaches made waves back in the day

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I have only seen the original Beaches. I am reluctant to try the newer one because the older version was made way back before cell phones, or computers, at a day in time when it wasn’t always so cheap or easy to communicate with each other and long distance relationships required an effort. This is a cute and enduring movie about a life long friendship between two ladies who are different as night and day. They have fights and struggles as any friendship does, but they always come closer at the end of everything. And when faced with a life changing decision at the end for her daughter, one friend decides to put all her trust in the other and that’s true friendship.

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tatorgurlReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

Great movie. I love bett in any thing

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Loved this movie. Watched many times!

BlackBeautyReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2022

3.0 out of 5 stars

Nothing is better than the original

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Nice remake but nothing beats the original. Only bought it because I saw Nia Long and I love beaches. I didn’t even cry as I always dowhen I watch the original

Shaun p meisterReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2022

4.0 out of 5 stars

I laughed i cried

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Needed to see this again well worth the purchase

adrienne bellantoniReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2022

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Great movie!

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A young American named Richard arrives in exotic Thailand. He craves adventure, danger and is not afraid to take risks. In Bangkok, Richard checks into a cheap hotel. At night, some stoned type arranges a brawl there. A violent neighbor starts a conversation with Richard about a certain mysterious island, where, according to him, there is a real paradise on Earth, people who have ideals live there. Richard listens to these crazy stories and doubts that the man is sane. The next morning, he finds his neighbor dead, he opened his veins, his entire room is covered in blood. And under his door, Richard discovers a map. The young man lights up with the idea of ​​​​finding this paradise.

Richard shares his secret with a couple of French tourists. Etienne and Françoise are just as young and don’t mind experiencing the thrill. The trio are on their way. According to the route drawn up by Etienne, they can only reach an island located near the goal of their journey. Further, the locals refuse to take them — supposedly a nature reserve begins there, the entrance to which is strictly prohibited for tourists. On the eve of his departure, Richard makes a casual acquaintance with two guys from a neighboring bungalow. They treat him with beer, tell a legend that goes among tourists. It is about a magical island that everyone aspires to, but no one knows how to get there. Richard does not reveal the secret of the purpose of his trip, but in the morning, succumbing to a momentary impulse, he leaves them a copy of the map.

Richard, Etienne and Françoise are leaving. To get to the island indicated on the map, they have to swim about two kilometers. On the island, they discover a huge hemp plantation, which makes them completely delighted. But suddenly Richard notices armed men guarding all this wealth. Fear causes the trio to immediately flee deep into the island, hiding from the ferocious guards. They go to the magical beauty of the lagoon, closed from the outside world by rocks. But getting there is almost impossible, the path is blocked by a steep cliff with a waterfall. Without thinking twice, desperate Francoise jumps down. Richard and Etienne have no choice but to follow her.

A dark-skinned man is watching them from the opposite bank. He calls them and leads them through the thickets of the forest to the place where the commune is located. A group of people who have fled from civilization have been living here for several years. They have a woman named Sal in charge. She tells the newcomers that Duffy founded the commune — the man who gave the map to Richard. He has been depressed lately and everyone is very sorry that Duffy died. The commune has an agreement with farmers (as they call the Thais who grow hemp here): they can live in this half of the island only on the condition that they keep the secret of their location and do not bring any more new guests here. No one should know about the commune or about the hemp plantations. Contact with the outside world is kept to a minimum. Occasionally someone travels to the mainland to buy rice. For the rest, the commune provides for itself with everything necessary, eats what can be grown, harvested in the forest or caught in the sea.

Carefree life begins on a wonderful tropical beach, where azure waves caress the white sand. Richard is happy, he spends time in search of new pleasures. Once he even becomes a hero when he emerges victorious from a fight with a shark. He manages to win Francoise’s heart, the girl leaves Etienne for him. But the idyll does not last long. Sal insists that Richard should accompany her on another trip to the mainland. At the bar, Richard accidentally runs into the bungalow guys he left the map to. They, taking with them two girlfriends, decided to look for the same island. Richard refuses as best he can, says that all this is just a legend, and he himself has never been to the island. Sal becomes convinced that Richard deceived her and betrayed the secret of the existence of the commune. At night, she seduces him, confident that silence about this will serve as a payment for his misdeed.

A misfortune happens on the island: two people are attacked by a shark during a sea hunt. One immediately dies, and the second is seriously injured. The poor fellow is bleeding — the shark has severely gnawed his leg. The help of a doctor is needed, but the victim refuses to even approach the water, asking for a doctor to be called to the island. Sal is vehemently opposed. The wounded remains in the commune, he suffers, poisoning the life of everyone around him. After some time, Sal orders to take him away so that no one sees how he slowly and painfully dies from the onset of gangrene. Everyone obeys the inhuman order, secretly relieved that they didn’t have to make this difficult decision themselves.

Only Etienne is outraged by such blatant cruelty, he stays with the wounded man, tries to somehow support him, while the rest have fun and have fun.

Sal discovers that a raft with four new seekers of paradise is moored on the shores of the island. She blames Richard for everything — it was he who gave out the secret and now he must fix the problem himself. If he doesn’t drive them away and destroy the map, then heavenly life will end forever. In an instant, Richard turns from a hero into an outcast. Moreover, Francoise became aware of his betrayal with Sal, she leaves him and returns to Etienne.

In desperation, Richard goes to the forest, lives there alone, like a savage. Having eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms, he has conversations with the deceased Duffy, and they understand each other perfectly, since both of them are mentally out of order. Imagining himself a superhero of a computer game, Richard decides to carry out his crazy plan. It seems to him that the armed Thais are now obeying his commands, they themselves will capture the enemy, and Richard will get the main prize — a card. In fact, everything happens more tragically: four uninvited guests are tracked down by the Thais and mercilessly killed.

Terrified, Richard runs to Françoise and Etienne, he invites the three of them to leave the ill-fated island, but Etienne does not want to leave his wounded comrade. Richard pinches the dying man’s nose, smothering his pangs of conscience with the excuse that this is how he ends his suffering. However, it’s too late to run. Angry Thais burst into the commune and demand that everyone immediately get out of their island and forget the way back forever. Sal says that they will stay, and only Richard, who has already been dragged out to the general court, is to blame for everything that happened. The leader of the Thais coolly reloads the weapon and hands it to Sal so that she herself shoots the traitor. Realizing that she had no choice left, the woman pulls the trigger.

No shot fired. Richard is alive. But the life of the inhabitants of the commune will never be the same again. After the disappointments and upheavals that befell them, they lost their illusions and leave the island forever.

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Thriller based on the novel by Alex Garland starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Moderately successful and wealthy young American Richard wants adventure and goes to Thailand for it. In a cheap hotel, he meets Daffy Duck, who hands him a map of the mysterious island and tells him about an extraordinary place worthy of being called «a true paradise on earth.» The next morning, Richard finds his yesterday’s interlocutor with cut veins.

CountryUSA, UK

GenresAdventure, Thriller, Melodrama

DirectorDanny Boyle

Duration1 hour 59minutes

Date of exit on February 3 20000

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Age restriction16+


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0002 151 reviews, 165 ratings, rating 229

7When you are fond of someone, you are sure that he was created just for you…

The island is like a small model of our big society. We all, especially in our youth, are looking for ourselves, our place in the world, and also crave adventure, pleasure and love. We talk about the essence of man, the meaning of life, our purpose, our place under the sun. In pursuit of heavenly life and easy pleasures, we forget about the most important thing. Paradise exists, but it is not a physical place, whether it be a beach with all the pleasures or travel and dangers as such. Paradise lies in the moment to be captured. To each his own paradise, it cannot be one for all.

— I still believe in heaven. But now I know that I don’t have to look for it. This is not a place on the map. This is when you feel like a part of something bigger. Capture this moment and it will last forever. (c)

How we would like this paradise to be permanent with us and last forever. But, alas, everything is destroyed by the animal essence of a person — envy, pride, duplicity, cruelty, lust. And a dream that lives in paradise turns into ashes from a fire lit by vice and lies. .. , allowing you to marvel at the bewitching landscapes and flora — the azure coast, rocks, waterfall, sunset, starry sky, kisses under water among silvery bubbles … Isn’t it divine?

I used to be very categorical about Leonadro DiCaprio, but after watching The Beach, as well as the equally fascinating What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Revolutionary Road and the brand new Shutter Island, I changed my mind about this man — he is an excellent actor.

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16 reviews, 16 ratings, rating 30


Based on the novel by Ales Garland, directed by Danny Boyle.

Richard is a savage tourist, a handsome guy who has just broken up with a girl and is looking for something to do. At the hotel, he meets a strange type named Daffy Duck, and after the suicide of the latter, Richard falls into the hands of a map of a mysterious island, which has become a paradise for a handful of the elite.

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The place for filming could not have been better, the nature there is divine… one really wants to be there

November 30, 2007

Julia in Thailand, especially on the islands — crazy beauty !!!!!!!! DiCaprio — so young, handsome, did an excellent job with the role !!!
But in general, I didn’t really like the plot …. An ugly story ….. DiCaprio began to go crazy, running through the forest with furious eyes, and also, the commune was especially «pleased» when he left his comrade to die in the forest …

May 3, 2011

Vlad Kr

168 reviews, 3141 ratings, rating 256


Turned off after 30 minutes of viewing. Beautiful picture and nothing more.
The film disappointed with its extreme illogicality.
stupidity in the first 30 minutes only:
— there are plywood partitions in the hotel, and the lying corpse from the room, where the walls to the ceiling are spattered with blood, did not attract any attention. he died quietly in his sleep, i.e.
— the main character hangs out alone in Tae, but at the same time he is so stupid that he cannot organize himself on the road, he needs the help of a neighbor with the purchase of tickets.
— the island, which can be reached by pleasure boat from the coast, is considered an abandoned corner of the world!
— people going to a paradise island, just in case, land on a neighboring one, and there we will somehow get there!
— no one cares how to swim a few kilometers across the ocean. like, wave it, brother. I’m a little unsure, and to hell with it. just a couple of miles.
— and, of course, it is more pleasant to swim in clothes, they do not interfere at all.
— and sharks, too, FSUs, we are the main characters of the film, why should we think 🙂
— and food and water supplies, too. are necessary, why think about it when you are sailing into the unknown several kilometers across the ocean in clothes 🙂
— only a very stupid tourist does not know about swimming and drinking water in fresh water bodies in the tropics.
— well, insects do not bother them either, they are absent as a phenomenon in the film.
— trying to hide imperceptibly in high thickets, you need to crawl along the ground, clinging to the stems around you, and the swaying tops of the bushes will not betray you in any way.

I’m unlikely to even inspect…
beautiful pictures are better to watch in popular science films.

February 15, 2013

Mandarin Big

664 reviews, 752 ratings, rating 198


Beautiful views. happiness. that flows through veins and soul and nerves. It is an irresistible loneliness and at the same time a true beauty that can only be felt on a deserted beach. But in fact, the plot also flows on a desert island, where Leo DiCaprio lights up with his girlfriend. It flows like sand through your fingers. In general, someone flows. My friend, I want to go to the sea!!! . I am in love and happy.
And I am writing to my parents that as I promised a long time ago, at 15, I will send you on a trip around the world and you will have fun like little children on a honeymoon. Hello to all the children of our world!

December 3, 2012

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Darius Khonji

67 years old, films: 24

Cameraman of half Iranian, half French origin. Born in Tehran, he moved to Paris with his parents at an early age. Darius Hoxha’s father was a big businessman and owned two large cinemas in the center of Tehran. In Paris, Darius often went to the horror movies. When he was given an eight-millimeter camera at the age of 12, his first experience was a series of short films about Dracula, in which he was a director, cameraman and actor. After studying filmmaking in New York and Los Angeles, he returned to Paris, filming commercials and music videos. His first major work was François-Jacques Ossan’s Treasures of the Bitch Islands, but the real breakthrough came after the release of the thriller Seven by David Fincher. In this picture, the operator showed masterful work with darkness, which he later applied in Panic Room, as well as in the films of Roman Polanski, Wong Kar Wai, Michael Haneke, Woody Allen, Danny Boyle, James Gray, Alan Parker.

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