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I just saw it.  It was good.  Weird but good in a holy shit kind of way.  Still not sure what I think of it.  

Edit to add: not sure what else to say without spoilers.  It sorta defies typical descriptions with a weird mix of horror and dark comedy.

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Saw it a few days ago. 

Excellent film. It has that mix of tension,  drama, random violence and comedy that I associate with South Korean films

Very enjoyable.

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Took my kid to see it last weekend at the Ritz - loved it. Not what I was expecting though.


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On 11/1/2019 at 11:21 AM, Reynolds Woodcock said:

Going to see it tonight at Nitehawk. I know nothing about it other than my friends loved it and it’s getting great reviews.

Update: best movie I’ve seen this year. Go see it

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I saw it back in September at a Film Festival. Really enjoyed it, it's quite a ride. I wouldn't call it "best of the year" as someone mentioned above, but it is definitely worth watching.

 

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saw it last weekend and thought it was great.  maybe not the best movie of the year, but will probably end up in my top 5 by year's end.   i think part of it for me may be that i knew almost nothing about it going in (sort of half watched a trailer) and had no expectations.  definitely worth seeing at the theater.  

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Acting was top notch. Directing was top notch. It just fell a little short in the story, at least how it wrapped up. Just a little, nothing major.

On 11/2/2019 at 7:11 PM, Pato del Muerto said:

Jessica has my yellow fever spiking

Agreed. She's not classically beautiful but her character is appealing.

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It's really good.  People might think this movie might be too different because it's Korean, but they have probably the second best film industry right now.

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Saw it with a nouveau riche friend of mine, whose reaction was "I didn't like it because those nice rich people didn't deserve anything that happened." Money truly rewires the brain. 

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20 minutes ago, trauma babe said:

Saw it with a nouveau riche friend of mine, whose reaction was "I didn't like it because those nice rich people didn't deserve anything that happened." Money truly rewires the brain. 

 

They didn't.  Nothing in the story would indicate that.  Wealth is not guilt.  

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1 hour ago, PRONG HORN said:

 

They didn't.  Nothing in the story would indicate that.  Wealth is not guilt.  

Do you think that what the director wanted the audience to take away from the film is that the wealthy family deserves what happens? I certainly don't. 

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1 hour ago, PRONG HORN said:

 

They didn't.  Nothing in the story would indicate that.  Wealth is not guilt.  

My favorite movie is Starship Troopers because it just shows how badass war and being in the army and government is. I also love Goodfellas and Wolf of Wall Street because the guys in those movies are fucking cool and the point of the movies is how awesome those guys are. Fuck I love understanding movies. 

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16 minutes ago, Hank Scorpio said:

My favorite movie is Starship Troopers because it just shows how badass war and being in the army and government is. I also love Goodfellas and Wolf of Wall Street because the guys in those movies are fucking cool and the point of the movies is how awesome those guys are. Fuck I love understanding movies. 

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42 minutes ago, trauma babe said:

Also, what an eyeroll at the notion that the wealthy family was "nice." 

They were nice.  Nice and normal.  Not perfect just like everybody else.  Do you think they weren't "nice"?

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I thought they were cruel in the oblivious way a lot of rich people are. The poor family was far from innocent as well, and they didn't "deserve" their fate either.

 

 

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 SPOILERS

Just saw it. It was good. The first half was pretty brilliant yet maybe a tad derivative of Shakespeare's catalogue in form and structure (at least that was the vibe I got). The second half drifts a bit. I don't understand why today's film director can't let fantastic technical filmmaking stand on it's own. There always has to be some shock value. Some je na se quoi. Just fucking make a great movie. Leave it alone for once.

What ultimately bugged me was of course part of the ending. The "poor" father murdering the rich father in cold blood made no sense to me. I mean none. If it's supposed to be a working-class commentary then let it be as such. It displayed as much from the beginning. If it needs violence and shock value then Jessica's murder does fine. 

The second part that I didn't understand was the young, rich child's complete lack of character development (the "artistic" kid). It seemed like any time he sneezed the plot did a 180, yet he was never really introduced or brought into the screenplay in any meaningful way. 

It could have been fantastic - even a classic. Ultimately it will be forgettable just like 99% of everything made since 2007ish. 

 

 

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Probably the best movie I've seen in a few years.  The director's Golden Globes acceptance speech was awesome:

"Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films."

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Saw it again yesterday.  Spoilers, obviously.

 

I always knew that the son's plan to buy the house was a pipe dream, but what I missed the first time was how he started his letter with something like "father, I have a plan..."

Which echoes back to what his dad said - "You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned. Look around you. Did you think these people made a plan to sleep in the sports hall with you? But here we are now, sleeeping together on the floor. So, there's no need for a plan. You can't go wrong with no plans. We don't need to make a plan for anything. It doesn't matter what will happen next."

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All of the Oscar nominations it got is going to force me to watch this. Kind of excited since international films don't often get this kind of recognition from the Academy so it must be good. 

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On 11/12/2019 at 6:26 PM, trauma babe said:

Also, what an eyeroll at the notion that the wealthy family was "nice." 

Hey, you're being paid extra.  Think of this as part of your job.  

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On 11/12/2019 at 4:12 PM, trauma babe said:

Saw it with a nouveau riche friend of mine, whose reaction was "I didn't like it because those nice rich people didn't deserve anything that happened." Money truly rewires the brain. 

 

Deserves got nothing to do with it

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Brilliant film. See it cold - without spoilers.

Spoiler

A pointed message on how late stage capitalism fails to take into account humanity. And how aspirational hope of upward mobility is the greatest parasite of all, as upward mobility dies.

 

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It was fabulous.  Still sticking with me.  

Both families are parasites.  the working class family obviously in how they work their way in and live off the rich.  The rich family in that they need the working class folks to facilitate their lifestyle. Knowing the director's history gives insight into how he wants you to observe the movie.

 

 

 

 

And Mr. Kim snapped.  The commentary about his smell combined with the rich dad's facial reaction to the smell of the former housekeeper's husband made him break.  

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I want to see it but I really hate subtitles.
Hard to watch the actual film while reading the dialogue.
Heard nothing but great things about it however. 


Or just learn to talk Asian

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3 hours ago, Steamboat1874 said:

I want to see it but I really hate subtitles.

Hard to watch the actual film while reading the dialogue.

Heard nothing but great things about it however. 

I do too, but this one's worth it.  Just like I hate musicals, but La La Land was worth it. 

My wife was not happy 20 seconds in when she realized the whole thing was subtitles.  She loved it and is now selling everybody on watching it.

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