904 Election

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Never Cursed
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Re: 904 Election

#101 Post by Never Cursed » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:24 pm

knives, is that praise or criticism?

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Re: 904 Election

#102 Post by swo17 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:27 pm

Also knives, was this your first viewing? If so, it's interesting that you had managed to see Passion of Martin but not Election before the Criterion came out!

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Re: 904 Election

#103 Post by knives » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:58 am

I don't know and yes respectively.

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Re: 904 Election

#104 Post by tenia » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:41 am

cdnchris wrote:It's odd how I agree with you on most everything you said yet still, when I need a laugh, it's one of my go to films.
I found the movie absolutely hilarious, but in the blackest comedy way. This is an extremele cynical movie where in the end, the most absolutely ambitious win.
However, I never really rooted for Flick, so while Broderick isn't much of a hero to root for, I still felt that the ending is kind of a sad one.

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Re: 904 Election

#105 Post by nitin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:45 am

Yeah this is a terrific (and hilarious) film from a year of abundant riches, there was just great world cinema released in 1999.

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Re: 904 Election

#106 Post by aox » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:37 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:13 pm
It's odd how I agree with you on most everything you said yet still, when I need a laugh, it's one of my go to films.
Same here. Knives isn't wrong, but I find this delightful to screen once every year or two. I think it is incredibly funny despite the awfulness of the characters. I could probably make the same claim about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (one of my favorite shows), but since it is a series the characters are obviously more fleshed out.

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