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Old 03-13-2014, 05:38 AM   #821
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One of my best friends hooked me up with his slipcover. He doesn't care about slips, and my copy was missing a slip when I ordered it in November.
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it's almost time to watch this again. spraaaang breaaaaaak this was one of my favorites of 2013.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:23 AM   #823
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One of my best friends hooked me up with his slipcover. He doesn't care about slips, and my copy was missing a slip when I ordered it in November.
Lucky. I ordered one during BF and didn't get one.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #824
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I really appreciate James Franco's performance as Alien and I enjoy hearing stories from the set about how he stayed in character the entire time while they were filming and even when they were taking breaks dude would be sitting there reading books out loud to everyone in that accent.

That is some serious dedication.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:22 PM   #825
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Does anyone with the Canadian release know if the video/audio transfer is the same as the U.S. version? I ask because I heard that the studio (VVS) does their own transfers, and sometimes they're worse than the U.S. (ex. Killer Joe, Texas Chainsaw 3D).
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:05 PM   #826
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One of my best friends hooked me up with his slipcover. He doesn't care about slips, and my copy was missing a slip when I ordered it in November.
Slips are important. If there were a few slips in the movie I'd probably watch it

That or a deleted scene of Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens scissoring.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:49 PM   #827
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I really liked it. Neither a condemnation nor a celebration of spring break. I figure this is why people don't like it but do like Bully which takes a clear moral stance against its characters in a way that people find easy. But it's reprehensible. Larry Clark calls himself a moralist, Korine definitely isn't. I've seen Gummo, Julien Donkey-boy and Spring Breakers and Korine never takes a side, and actually has empathy for his characters. This in an age when everyone hides behind irony and is afraid to commit to anything/one, especially strange or dumb people. People seem to want the characters to be at a distance and can't handle ambiguity. He shows the whole vapid spring break mentality but it's also fun and pretty and whatnot. Alien is the same: an absurd cartoon character but I, like some others here, find him to be the most moving. The only complex character. The film is not an indictment of this youth culture. Of course people get upset when they're asked to think about themselves or when their expectations are subverted, which happens at every single turn here. Should've been clued in from the beginning when he had Disney girls acting the way the do.

The complaints about the lack of plot or realism are ridiculous and shouldn't be a surprise. The ending was absurd and ridiculous on purpose. How can anyone think that
[Show spoiler]two girls in bikinis and pink ski masks with unicorns on them who kill a bunch of gangsters and come out unscathed was meant to be realistic.
That's just stupid. It is laughable. I laughed. I was a little unsatisfied when
[Show spoiler]Alien is killed immediately on the dock (only because we wouldn't see him anymore)
but I'm not going to get hung up on my instincts when I get that Korine is trying to provoke. Not even provoke, just do something new. I can get past it. The plot was (intentionally) thin but the meaning isn't. Nothing really new about this kind of culture or class, but a new way of doing it. Though the way he hopes you will also find poetry in the shallowness, meaninglessness and materialism is interesting. The Britney Spears scene is hilarious in a trashy way but also beautiful if you're human. It's an achievement that some people managed to meet him halfway.

I think you need to take it as a joke as well as a serious film. There's obviously going to be a danger of going too far in either direction, especially when people go into it expecting a pointless romp that they don't have to emotionally and intellectually commit to. I liked it and I'm disturbed that people prefer a self-righteous and sadistic film like Bully. But Clark is still interesting and Bijou Philips is hot.
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I love this movie, it was one of my favourites in a year that produced a lot of them, watched it again yesterday since I'm on Spring Break.
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I really liked it. Neither a condemnation nor a celebration of spring break. I figure this is why people don't like it but do like Bully which takes a clear moral stance against its characters in a way that people find easy. But it's reprehensible. Larry Clark calls himself a moralist, Korine definitely isn't. I've seen Gummo, Julien Donkey-boy and Spring Breakers and Korine never takes a side, and actually has empathy for his characters. This in an age when everyone hides behind irony and is afraid to commit to anything/one, especially strange or dumb people. People seem to want the characters to be at a distance and can't handle ambiguity. He shows the whole vapid spring break mentality but it's also fun and pretty and whatnot. Alien is the same: an absurd cartoon character but I, like some others here, find him to be the most moving. The only complex character. The film is not an indictment of this youth culture. Of course people get upset when they're asked to think about themselves or when their expectations are subverted, which happens at every single turn here. Should've been clued in from the beginning when he had Disney girls acting the way the do.

The complaints about the lack of plot or realism are ridiculous and shouldn't be a surprise. The ending was absurd and ridiculous on purpose. How can anyone think that
[Show spoiler]two girls in bikinis and pink ski masks with unicorns on them who kill a bunch of gangsters and come out unscathed was meant to be realistic.
That's just stupid. It is laughable. I laughed. I was a little unsatisfied when
[Show spoiler]Alien is killed immediately on the dock (only because we wouldn't see him anymore)
but I'm not going to get hung up on my instincts when I get that Korine is trying to provoke. Not even provoke, just do something new. I can get past it. The plot was (intentionally) thin but the meaning isn't. Nothing really new about this kind of culture or class, but a new way of doing it. Though the way he hopes you will also find poetry in the shallowness, meaninglessness and materialism is interesting. The Britney Spears scene is hilarious in a trashy way but also beautiful if you're human. It's an achievement that some people managed to meet him halfway.

I think you need to take it as a joke as well as a serious film. There's obviously going to be a danger of going too far in either direction, especially when people go into it expecting a pointless romp that they don't have to emotionally and intellectually commit to. I liked it and I'm disturbed that people prefer a self-righteous and sadistic film like Bully. But Clark is still interesting and Bijou Philips is hot.
Probably the most honest, unbiased and objective review for this film I've ever read. Bravo. Your review aaaaaaalmost makes me wanna give it a chance but honestly I think I might end up staying away from it mostly due to age and personality. I'm a near 30 year old guy and even though the girls are of legal age, I think I'd still feel like a dirty old man watching it. Again, only because from the offset, seeing these girls engaging in "lewd" behavior while wearing bikinis for the majority of the film is one of the main "hooks" that the film advertises. Not because of the so-called "aimless" direction the current youth is into that the film may or may not be commentating and/or satirizing, that I of course am too old and out of touch to understand, lol.
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Heh, I don't know, Franco is 34 I think. I wouldn't think "being out of touch" would be a problem, it's full of familiar archetypes that anyone would recognize.
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