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Added by morningsong on 26 May 2013 09:14
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People who added this item 440 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
The epitome of everything I love about movies. Great acting, soundtrack, characters, atmosphere, themes, story, romance, development, ending... I also love the book but for different reasons than I love the film. The movie version has this-I can't define it, just an atmosphere about it, that is completely absent from the book. Whereas, so many of the themes in the book which make me love it are removed/replaced in the movie. The ending to the movie and the ending to the book aren't the same either... Basically they just fit beautifully together.

-Plus, this movie introduced me to Edith Piaf. And though it sounded crazy I actually thought she had killed her boxer husband with a fork until I read her Wiki page. That Tam's character was actually able to deceive me in real life just added another layer to my love for this film.
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People who added this item 6647 Average listal rating (4560 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Just a classic, loved movie. Beautiful soundtrack.
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People who added this item 2730 Average listal rating (1567 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Book is better but if you want to watch a movie version...
People who added this item 4898 Average listal rating (3221 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 4344 Average listal rating (2843 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
I just love the ending scene. -A good movie with a bad ending just loses so many points because, you know, it's the ending- it's how you tie everything up and say good bye, it's how you get your final feelings of satisfaction. A bad ending jars you out of the world; it ruins how you think back on it. So, props.
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People who added this item 2320 Average listal rating (1423 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maybe not the best story in the world but 1) awesome soundtrack, 2)beautiful visuals, 3)I just love the atmosphere of the movie.
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Girl (2009)
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People who added this item 288 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Weekend (2011)
An original, sweet, honest, romantic movie which makes those formulaic rom-coms look like recyclable fill-in-the-blanks.
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 247 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Fat Girl (2001)
I don't know if you'll like this movie if you choose to watch it, but I doubt you'll forget it. If you're not familiar with the types of movies Catherine Breillat makes- well, they tend to be weird. Fucked up, even. She always seems to be examining sexuality and pushing boundaries. For instance- I can't remember which movie the scene is from- this adolescent girl walks onto a beach, takes her underwear off and puts it on a dead animal's skeleton, just casually as you do.
I prefer the direct translation of the French title For My Sister because I think it provides more insight into what the movie is trying to say. And believe me, this is a movie which will make you want to discuss it. You know those stupid teen-sex comedies filled with characters obsessed that they lose their virginity? This is like those, except real, and definitely not a comedy.
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
I liked it. Would have preferred a happier ending of course or at least one with a bit more closure but it feels realistic and aching not just like they ran out of screen time.
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People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 3489 Average listal rating (2404 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Note: You must, YOU MUST, not watch the last 13 minutes. I promise it will make it a better movie.
What happens in the last 13 minutes you ask? Cliched stupidity- you know, the misunderstanding which leads to a breakup but then oh reunion! It's just not needed and takes away from the movie.
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People who added this item 1829 Average listal rating (1214 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
I was not expecting a Hollywood popcorn movie to be so enjoyable. Let's just say it has delightful things up its sleeves.
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People who added this item 2573 Average listal rating (1499 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 3009 Average listal rating (1826 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
It just has such a good soundtrack and visuals, and acting, I can kind of ignore everything else...
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People who added this item 943 Average listal rating (520 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
People who added this item 866 Average listal rating (579 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Paycheck (2003)
People who added this item 4684 Average listal rating (3289 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 7202 Average listal rating (5133 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
People who added this item 5465 Average listal rating (3762 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
People who added this item 4892 Average listal rating (3346 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Troy (2004)
I love Achilles *sigh*
People who added this item 3088 Average listal rating (1967 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Blood Diamond (2006)
People who added this item 5217 Average listal rating (3562 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Departed (2006)
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People who added this item 2942 Average listal rating (2081 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Star Trek (2009)
I didn't give a crap about the villain. I found him boring, dull, uninteresting...Just bleh. But I liked watching the characters interact with each other.
People who added this item 1625 Average listal rating (1126 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Sunshine (2007)
I recommend watching the first half and then turning it off once the plot does a complete switcheroo and the movie becomes a psychopath-in-space slasher flick.
People who added this item 647 Average listal rating (405 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
I like the actors enough that even though it's a formulaic fill-in-the-blank rom com with all the cliches... It's just watchable.
People who added this item 1328 Average listal rating (782 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Scoop (2006)
All the enjoyability of it really comes from a one time watch.
People who added this item 2667 Average listal rating (1675 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Match Point (2005)
People who added this item 2376 Average listal rating (1502 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
People who added this item 1678 Average listal rating (1122 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 1526 Average listal rating (931 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Artist (2011)
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People who added this item 278 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Margaret (2011)
Not perfect but definitely not a light movie. Meaningful.
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People who added this item 782 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
People who added this item 1602 Average listal rating (933 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Melancholia (2011)
Weird, check; character centered, check; dreamy/depressing/surrealistic atmosphere, check; end of the world, yep- and it makes sure you feel what it would be like- shock denial, tragedy, despair, hope, loss...
People who added this item 1969 Average listal rating (1057 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Dreamers (2003)
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People who added this item 3439 Average listal rating (2187 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
People who added this item 2157 Average listal rating (1351 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Hard Candy (2006)
People who added this item 7230 Average listal rating (5060 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
People who added this item 855 Average listal rating (566 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
John Q (2002)
People who added this item 1999 Average listal rating (1271 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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Good/loved movies. What kind of movies I like: Movies usually with romance admittedly, dreamy atmosphere, realism, good soundtrack, well developed characters...I like movies which are centered around characters, rather than formulaic plots.

-I base my ratings on what I usually find true of ratings I see on IMBD/Listal: Bellow 5=bad, 6=something wrong with it, 7=probably good, 8=good, 9=really good, 10=great.

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