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The Beach (2000) review

Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago on 6 March 2014 06:47

I have a lot of catching up to do on my Leo movies and I finally checked this out while I was in Ethiopia. The cast is pretty cool as it includes Robert Carlyle and Tilda Swinton. This is the only movie I have seen with Virginie Ledoyen, but I think she is beautiful and amazing in this. There are some scenes I wasn't expecting as I have never spoiled this movie before finally watching it. The characters are intriguing and some are a bit mysterious. I never read the book which could help in me liking it more. Some people say this movie got boring, but in my opinion it got more and more interesting as it moved forward. It is a bit crazy and off the wall at times which I like to see. So all in all I rather enjoyed it. I think it is worth seeing if you like Leonardo Dicaprio and Danny Boyle films.

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A good movie

Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago on 1 March 2014 09:40

I’m well aware of the fact that this movie has a rather lame reputation but, to be honest, it has always been one of my guilty pleasures. Indeed, I saw it again recently and, I have to admit it, it is not really that great and, probably out of sheer nostalgia, I tend to give it a little too much credit. Basically, it is probably the least regarded movie made by Danny Boyle but even though it is indeed flawed, I actually enjoyed it. The point is that, the first time I watched it, it was in the theater when it was released, I was just 20 years old, just like the main character and I was in the heyday of my weed smoking days, so, of course, as you can imagine, I completely identified myself with the protagonists. Seriously, I still think it was actually a pretty cool story but, indeed, the plot was a little bit uneven. In my opinion, many viewers dismissed this flick because it was one of the first movies DiCaprio did after 'Titanic' and, for many of us, it was still really hard to take him seriously at the time. It was also the first Hollywood production made by Danny Boyle (and the only one so far) so maybe it wasn't the best environment for him as he seemed rather creatively crippled. Still, even though it is definitely a mixed-bag and a critical flop when it was released, I still think it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in Danny Boyle’s work.

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The Beach (2000) review

Posted : 4 years, 7 months ago on 2 February 2014 09:23

Under-appreciated! Get yourselves a brain, and watch this film. It is amazing! Crazy, controversial material on independence in an Island paradise.

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A shallow movie adaptation

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 18 December 2013 04:06

Leonardo DiCaprio is a very good actor in movies like 'Titanic', 'Inception', 'Romeo + Juliet' and 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', he tries hard in 'The Beach' but he can't help its badness

'The Beach' is a shallow movie adaptation of the novel, it started off fine but then it started to get more and more boring, it should be called The Bleach,

Not the worst movie ever but certainly a terrible and overrated movie, visually it wasn’t that bad and there was a decent cast but a very boring and worthless story, the reason it performed successfully at the box office was because of DiCaprio’s appearance in the masterpiece Titanic, but it doesn’t matter because it was destroyed by the critics

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