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Angus [Import]

Charlie Talbert , George C. Scott , Patrick Read Johnson    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   VHS Tape
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME movie Dec 14 2003
Format:VHS Tape
Angus is one of the best movies I have ever seen...especially since the startout scene is Owatonna High School's official homecoming game...Parts of Angus was shot in Owatonna Minnesota which I am proud to say that when it was shot I was a Senior in High School and an extra in the movie as well...soooo, not only did I get paid for being an extra in this movie, but, I got to skip a day of school and meet some of the actors that were in the movie...I met Arianna Richards...I saw James VanDerBeek...I met the guy who played Angus...and I met the guy who played Angus' friend....Obviously Angus is about a high school and a fat kid who falls in love with the most popular girl (Which happens to be a Cheerleader) in school...and her boyfriend is the bully who picks on Angus cause he's a fat kid.. And Angus and Melissa is voted to be King and Queen of the dance..During the dance Rick Sandford makes Angus' friend record a really embarassing thing and plays it infront of the entire school to embarass him...The movie proves just how vicious kids are to each other when they are in school and cause they aren't part of the popular crowd....I totally reccomend this movie...
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5.0 out of 5 stars [Insert generic positive title here] June 6 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This is a great movie about growing up and fitting in (or not fitting in), blending comedy, heart, drama, and the spirit of the mid-1990's. The movie is about Angus Bethune (Charlie Talbert - why don't I ever see more of him?), a fat kid who's good at science and fair at football. Angus has a crush on a chearleader named Melissa LeFevre (Ariana Richards), who, sadly, is dating Angus's sworn enemy, Rick Sanford (James Van Der Beek, before Dawson's Creek). Angus hangs out with his little goofy friend, Troy Wedburg (Chris Owen). It is fall, and when its time to vote for the king and queen for the upcoming Winter Ball Dance, Rick, being the [jerk] that he is, rigs the vote so Angus wins and has to dance with Melissa, just to watch Angus humiliate himself. But then Angus also has to work on a project for another school for science. Which one will he pick? You'll have to see it to find out. This is a great movie that should be seen by everyone.
Also, to whom it may concern, PLEASE RELEASE THIS MOVIE ON DVD!!! Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cinematic, socially relevant masterpiece. Feb. 8 2002
Format:VHS Tape
In general, the best of films evoke many emotions. However, can a film actually be life-chaging, or perhaps even life-saving?
I remember hearing about this film when it first came out in theatres. It never occured to me that I should see this; I was a 14-year-old who was just starting high school. In that manner, the opportunity passed up. I wouldn't think of the film for another six years, until a reccomendation at this website rekindled my interest. I rented it, saw it, and was blown over. Angus Bethune, good at science and at fooball, is the punch line of school jokes. Rick Sanford, American can-do-ism at its worst. I thought I was seeing myself in that film, in the character of Angus Bethune. Yet, I didn't have weight problems, attitude, or bullies like he did. Why then did I sympathize?

Indeed, Angus is not like the other glut of teen films that came out well after it. In fact, one could argue it's the perfect anti-teen-film. It doesn't resort to superficial conventions nor does it go for the underlying cynicism. It takes the issues of alienation, loneliness, determination, and the need for direction in a world full of ideas and ideologies with heart, wit, humor, and accessibility.
Patrick Read Johnson (who did a marvelous job directing this film) did the right thing to deviate from the teen film construct and focus on the character-driven narrative. In an interview I read, he explained that teens were not pleased with this film, but older audiences enjoyed it. He then gives the reason: Teens want to be entertained; they don't want to be EXPOSED.
Many non-teens who have seen this film would concur. They remember those tumultuous, confusing times in high school, where they felt alone and ashamed. This film was a testament of those feelings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Screw 'em All Aug. 8 2000
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of those movies that has a very small audience. It is for the outcastes who are young enough to remember school being like that, for those old enough to have reflected and learned how the world really is, and for those smart enough to put it all together.
It is deceivingly complex... There is so much more going on in this movie than meets the eye. Granted, on the surface it is fairly simple, and most people could watch it and get the basic message, but there is more lurking under the surface. It is a realistic account of schools and the torture that many endure... we see the "cool" people for who they are, and we see that many of the cool people just hold up an image to be cool themselves. Everyone is weak and vulnerable here.
This is a wake up call to all of us. Schools have gotten worse since... now we don't see the fat kid yelling at the cool guy, we see the fat kid buying a gun and mowing down everyone at the freshman dance. This is a movie that school administrators should watch, so that they can see the real story instead of blindly reliving high school vicariously through the jocks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE, VERY ENCOURAGING
I'm actually watching the movie right now as I'm typing.. This movie is absoultely wonderful!! Although, how come I don't see Charlie Talbert in any other big movies? Anyways... Read more
Published on July 14 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a movie that states the truth!
I love this movie! This movie shows that there is no such thing as "normal" when it comes to people. Read more
Published on June 14 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend!
Angus is about the fat kid that every class has (maybe you were that fat kid, who knows?). Although Angus, played by Charlie Talbert, is huge, he is very sensitive and sweet. Read more
Published on June 2 2004 by Elizabeth
4.0 out of 5 stars being yourself
this teen movie if so you might call it that way for having all those talented young actors otherwise you wouldnt have come to that conclusion is about a kid going thru different... Read more
Published on May 10 2004 by "dixiebpena"
5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging
Besides the fact that this movie is genuinely funny, I would recommend it for anyone with a pre-teen child. Read more
Published on March 14 2004 by Cat Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great sleeper
What great movie this was. It always surprises me when the powers that be in Hollywood decide not to put any marketing dollars into a movie so that it won't be a smashing box... Read more
Published on Nov. 25 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Angus - Very Touching Film
I loved this movie. I thought that the character of Angus was great! He made me laugh and he made me cry. Troy was the geek that everyone knows and you love him for it. Read more
Published on Nov. 22 2002 by Christy
1.0 out of 5 stars tHiS mOvIe BiTeZ!
I recently watched the movie "Angus". I compared the movie to the story, I found out that some of the movie that I watched was changed around, like in the story Angus had parents... Read more
Published on Oct. 7 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars why is angus a great film?
the question i ask is why do i think the movie angus is a great film? now im not saying it is godfather great but for entertainment and heartwarming drama with good comedy makes... Read more
Published on Oct. 6 2002 by kevin levit
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!
I first saw this movie at age 8 with my cousins. In third grade, I liked it because it was funny. Later on, at age 11 or so, I liked it because it was so sad. Read more
Published on June 6 2002
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