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    Posted: June 12 2006 at 6:33am

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Why does Reeves keep making these sickly-sweet chick flicks??  The few people who still care about dumb old Keanu only wanna see him blow stuff away, like he did in the Matrix movies. As for myself, if it's anything with him in it, I'll wait 'till it's available on Netflix, and then watch only enough of it to decide if he should (for a 7th time!) be a Worst Actor Razzie nominee...
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Keanu is invariably so wooden, I constantly expect the first dog that walks by to lift a leg and spray right on his pants' leg. Still, this movie strikes me as more of a monument to colossal mediocrity than a serious Razzie contender.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rosen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2006 at 5:20pm

Lets face it, he's a good looking guy... I love movies with him in them. If I turn the volume down... and pause it.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2006 at 1:34am
One question...when he is onscreen, how do you tell the difference between live action and pause?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rosen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2006 at 8:23pm

OK, so I saw the movie today, and while it wasn't great (and I kept expecting Keanu to say "Woah!") it wasn't terrible. I mean, yeah Sandra Bullock's hair was painful, and the plot was predictable... but the estrogen in me just can't resist a cheesy, sappy, predictable chick flick.

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Come on, don't you think the movie could have replaced Keanu with someone more common and loveable, like John Cusack... or a brick? Personally I think the latter would have given a better performance.

As for the plot: A wormhole (one of the most powerful forces in the universe, next to a black hole) is confined to... a mailbox??

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2006 at 12:50am

Originally posted by Rosen

...the plot was predictable... .

That is an understatement that ranks up there with "living in Germany in 1938 had its hazzards for most Jewish people."

There is a scene very early in the film that gives away the ending so completely they might as well have added a rolling caption along the bottom of the screen so that the audience members who rode in on the short bus wouldn't miss it.  And I kept wondering why he didn't ask her to send along a few stock tips and/or the results of every sporting event over the 2 years. I guess feeling sorry for themselves was more important than seeing the advantages of the situation.

I was also a little disappointed that he didn't try sending her a message on February 29, since 2004 was a leap year and 2006 wasn't. It might have ripped apart the fabric of the universe and put the audience out of their misery a lot earlier.

As I predicted earlier, the film probably isn't Razzie material...just profoundly average.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rosen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2006 at 10:12am

 I'm a Jew, Saturnwatcher...haha.

And Deadguy, yes, I think they could have done so much better with the casting (Sandra Bollock's age was actually bothering me, she just finished her residency, she should have been around 25...and I I felt as if Michael Caine could have jumped out at any moment because she has NO versatility as an actress and Keanu... well, we've already discussed him) I think better choices would have been Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, they have amazing chemistry and they look so good together.

I think that the chemistry in this movie was severely lacking and it would have been so much better had they tried to go for that.

And what was with all of the plot holes? How we're they "talking" to eachother; the cafe, brushing her teeth, etc...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2006 at 4:29pm

I have a good measure of the blood as well. Nothing to cry about!  

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 I'm a Jew, Saturnwatcher...haha.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadguy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2006 at 11:03pm

You two wouldn't happen to work in the movie industry would you? just kidding.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sanndman228715 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2006 at 4:01pm

Actually I'm surprised no one mentioned what this film REALLY needed: An insane (Possibly Drug-riddled) Dennis Hopper! (Yeah, I'm a Hopper fan)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 2:06am
Well, it did have Christopher Plummer donning his "Hey! Look World! I'm Still Alive" tee-shirt.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brierfox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2006 at 6:07am

I've seen the trailers, and I like the premise that two people are interwoven within the fabric of time.   Keanu and Sandra looked good, and it had that romantic feel that my girlfriend loves.  I'll have to rent this, as it probally won't last more than a day here.  Most movies, and I mean even the good ones, only stay in the theaters for one weekend in this town. I miss a lot of movies because I can't see more than one or two in a weekend.  

I wanted to make note of time travel as portayed in movies.  Except for "Back to the Future,"  I don't recall any one ever making money!   Hey this could be a good Forum topic:   Bad Time Travel Movies...

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Originally posted by Sanndman228715

Actually I'm surprised no one mentioned what this film REALLY needed: An insane (Possibly Drug-riddled) Dennis Hopper! (Yeah, I'm a Hopper fan)

After seeing Apocalypse Now, Easy Rider, and Blue Velvet I think Dennis Hopper would have made any movie cool!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ITbeast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2006 at 3:25am
[QUOTE=deadguy76]

Come on, don't you think the movie could have replaced Keanu with someone more common and loveable, like John Cusack... or a brick? Personally I think the latter would have given a better performance.

Funny you should mention Mr. Cusack. He had originally been offered the part, but turned it down...go to this LINK for details .

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