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Gotta love a movie review that starts with the premise that Chinese cultural norms are bad and shouldn't be in movies (even ignoring the question of whether the norms the reviewer cites are real or conjured from stereotypes.)
Incredible movie. must see.
This movie was a real dog. Watching earthworms die would have been more interesting.
Hi Rebecca. You're right about Styron's book. It's heartbreakingly beautiful. And no argument here: Creativity and charisma coexist with depression everyday everywhere. I don't believe I accused Peter of "falseness" in his presentation of himself. I simply included a link to and reported on an interview with the film's director in which he characterizes him as "a performer." I also noted that Peter's circumstances had taken a turn for the positive since shooting wrapped according to the filmmaker. Given how troubled he appeared at various points in the movie, that seemed cause for celebration to me. What artist wouldn't find great joy in being the subject of a work showcased at MOMA?
I am talking about the final three sentences of your review and the paragraph leading up to that. You might want to read William Styron's short book, Darkness Visible. In it he explains the inexorable nature of clinical depression. When I watched this movie I did not see any sign of falseness in Mr. Dunning's presentation of himself. As Styron's case makes clear, creativity and charisma can coexist with depression. You may find comfort in the thought that Mr. Dunning's life appears changed. His circumstances may have, but his life is still in his own hands.
Hi Rebecca. I appreciate your feedback. I assure you no flipness was intended and would be curious to know which remark or remarks struck you as disrespectful. Thanks-RK
This film is playing at the Latchis in Brattleboro through Thursday of this week. I'm distressed by the flip tone at the end of your review. It suggests you lack an understanding of depression. I think more respect would be nice.
It deals with some rather adult issues, but an excellent movie
Hi Greg. Gimme Danger was playing at the Savoy at the time my review was written. It doesn't seem to be streaming anywhere despite being an Amazon/Magnolia production. No DVD release date has been announced. I've got a call into my contact at Magnolia asking whether she has any idea when it will be available and I'll let you know if she does. I'd lend you the awards screener the studio sent me but it's against the law. Honest. I could do time!
WHEN/WHERE IS IT PLAYING???? no mention WTFF>!>!>
But of course, though I'm unclear as to how that relates to this film or my review. Could you elaborate? Thanks.
Re: your comment about musicians: Have you ever heard of a guy named Lou Reed?
Hi Ethan, that is a great question, but I'm not an expert. Most of the movies about autism I have seen have been criticized by people on the spectrum as inaccurate. I would try to find a website for movies similar to this one, which recommends kids' books with good portrayals of autism: http://disabilityinkidlit.com/disability/a….
Edited to add: Check out the writing of Noel Murray, a film critic who has a son on the spectrum. Here's one piece he wrote about autism on film: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/mo…
There is Temple Grandin, the HBO movie based on her true story. I also saw a movie called Snow Cake with Sigourney Weaver that was not bad.
What movies regarding autism would the reviewer recommend? I have three children on the Spectrum. Please not Rainman. ;)
OK, fair enough. Perhaps I read too much into the phrase "undeniably the least gifted of the group..." (as well as the follow-up discussion that appeared to suggest that his primary function was simply to come up with wacky sayings). To my ear, it just sounded, well, kind of dismissive.
But I think, ultimately, we're in full agreement. The band wouldn't have been who they were without any of those guys.
And, in any case, really looking forward to seeing the movie. Thanks.
And he's one of my favorites too. But, as you say, the Beatle bar is high. He was a great drummer. George was a great guitarist. But he also wrote Something and invented the benefit rock concert. Who does that leave-are we seriously going to suggest either was the equal of John or Paul? No insult intended but do the math: Of the four, Ringo was the least fab.
"Ringo Starr, undeniably the least gifted of the group..."
OK, granted that being a member of the Beatles sets the bar pretty high, but... "....undeniably the least gifted of the group...[!!]" Nothing personal, but are you nuts??
Granted, Starr was not a song-writer, or --frankly-- much of a singer. But, _musically_, he held his own with _any_ of the others.
I worked as a musician for decades and I never met a drummer who didn't list Starr in their top-five list of favorite rock drummers.
Promised my next door neighbor for his birthday to take him to see this movie on opening day in South Carolina only to be told by our local theaters that are fairly new and large in size that they are not going to be showing this movie they pulled down all of their posters and stuff all advertisement and are giving me no answers so now I have a broken hearted neighbor they didn't get his birthday wish how s***** and disappointing
Didn't really "get" this movie. Not funny and they were always drunk.
Love this review, so well said! And I love Patsy and Eddy, may they reign supreme.
Gotta love a movie review that starts with the premise that Chinese cultural norms are bad and shouldn't…
Incredible movie. must see.