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The story starts interesting, but it turns more and more stupid as the film progresses. FIRST, the screenwriter had the bad idea of putting the DiCaprio character's phylosophy in a somewhat déja-vu voiceover that we have seen before in FIGHT CLUB. But in FIGHT CLUB that voiceover made sense and was very witty. Here, it's just plain stupid and hugely pretentious.
SECOND, the story makes all characters shallow and hypocritical. Does anybody really believe those people lived in a perfect communion with nature when all we see is a continuous rave? (not to mention their nature-unfriendly desire for many civilization goods) I absolutely agreed with the drug dealers who wanted them out of the island (I would have wanted the same!). Some people argue that the film is about the corruption of an ideal and all that, and I believe this was the true intention of the producers (when the story was pitched), but really... the film is poorly constructed and the characters are so dumb I wonder how they menaged to live together for so long.
Good thing about the film: Cinematography is great.
Go travel somewhere instead! Go to the beach instead! Leave this film alone!!
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"We never stop exploring, and at the end of all our explorations we come back to where we started, and we will know that place for the first time". T. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2013 by Bernie
Arrived in record time. It was exactly what I wanted. Much easier than driving to a store to look for it!Published on Dec 30 2012 by Catherine Munn
Danny Boyle is one of my favorite directors. Slum Dog Millionaire is amazing. Trainspotting and Shallow Grave are classics. The book The Beach is one of my favorites. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2012 by Ryan G
Grandson (19) and Granddaughter (21) are off to Thailand for a holiday in May with friends. This movie will caution them about the choices they make while travelling. Grampa T.Published on Jan. 26 2011 by T.
this is one intense movie going experience.i don't wanna give too much
away,but it has echoes of Lord of the Flies.if i'm not mistaken it's
also similar to King Rat. Read more
I read the book, the book is actually very good, and is the first book i've read in a long time. After the book I rented the movie. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2005 by Thomas Dysart
If you know anything about philosophy, even the basics, you are probably familiar with Plato's allegory of the cave or the concept of "real" and "ideal" contrasts in everyday life. Read morePublished on June 12 2005 by Lady Loreleii
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