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Everything Was Goodbye
Everything Was Goodbye
by Gurjinder Basran
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.00
15 used & new from CDN$ 3.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Great writing but cliched story., June 11 2014
Ce commentaire est de: Everything Was Goodbye (Paperback)
A wonderful writing style, very descriptive. While the novel started out with a lot of potential it quickly began to head in a downward direction when the characters, which started off strong, took on stereotypes.What were supposed to be narrative surprises or plot twists read like scenes from an incredibly corny B-grade Bollywood film where things are easily predictable and sensationalized. One of the main climaxes in the book was just a failure and unnecessary, a prime example of conventional stereotyping the Indo-Canadian male. Would be nice if she could have gone beyond the archetypes. Author has a lot of potential and hope to see her be more creative in the future.

Hansel and Gretel (Full Screen)
Hansel and Gretel (Full Screen)
DVD ~ Lynn Redgrave
Price: CDN$ 12.51
6 used & new from CDN$ 12.51

1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Garbage, June 2 2014
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Ce commentaire est de: Hansel and Gretel (Full Screen) (DVD)
Do not waste your money. I cannot believe anyone wasted any resources to make this movie in the first place.

Mad Money
Mad Money
Offered by Cousin Floyd
Price: CDN$ 4.95
19 used & new from CDN$ 1.86

5.0 out of 5 stars A Whole Lot of Fun!, June 10 2011
Ce commentaire est de: Mad Money (DVD)
I always have a fun time watching this film and I have indeed watched it many times! Just a very lighthearted film with terrific performances from Diane Keaton and Ted Danson! I am sure the cast had a wonderful time making the film : )

Home By Christmas [Import]
Home By Christmas [Import]
DVD ~ Linda Hamilton
Price: CDN$ 12.27
22 used & new from CDN$ 5.75

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Christmas Treasure about House, Home &Hope, Nov. 19 2010
Ce commentaire est de: Home By Christmas [Import] (DVD)
I watch this movie every year on the W network in Canada and have been searching for the DVD for years, year round in fact. I am so excited Lifetime finally released this. I hope they release On the 2nd Day of Christmas as well.

The movie centers around Julia, a suburban mother & wife, who finds out that her husband is cheating. Julia ask for very little in the divorce settlement and finds herself in a new part of town, with a new job and the new challenge of making her daughter feel comfortable. As Julia struggles with all of this, she becomes a victim of crime and loses all her savings. She finds herself homeless and living in her car. With a lot faith, hope and help from new friends, Julia sets out to build a new life for herself. The pressure to put herself together grows when she learns her daughter who is on exchange in Spain wants to come back for the holidays.

Linda Hamilton portrays Julia with such honesty. She is perfect for this role. A lovely film that reminds us how things can change so quickly for any one of us and when times are tough, the things that matter in the end are true friends and family. I think especially this holiday season when so many folks are struggling, this movie will give many inspiration and hope.

My Fake Fiance
My Fake Fiance
DVD ~ Melissa Joan Hart
Price: CDN$ 16.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Charming, June 25 2010
Ce commentaire est de: My Fake Fiance (DVD)
My Fake Fiance is just absolutely delightful and reminds us why we all fell in love with Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. A lot of humor coupled with a little bit of drama and of course, who doesn't enjoy a wedding :)

The Facts of Life : Complete First and Second Seasons [Import]
The Facts of Life : Complete First and Second Seasons [Import]
DVD ~ Charlotte Rae
Offered by Entertainment Outpost
Price: CDN$ 14.99
31 used & new from CDN$ 10.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Series, Aug. 30 2009
This is a fantastic show and should be watched by all young girls today. The importance of female friendships is missing from so many shows today. Natalie, Tootie, Blair and Jo, along with their housemother and school dietitian, Edna Garett face issues relevant to all teenage girls but do so with a great sense of humor! Season 2 sees a significant cast change with several of the characters from season 1 not appearing but the three girls that remain and with the introduction of Nancy McKeon as Jo in Season 2 truly makes for a charming comedy. My only issue with Amazon is the pricing. For Canadians with Loblaws or Superstore grocers, you can find the dvd on for 14.99 and that goes for a lot of the dvds you find here on amazon. Hope the networks decide to release season 4-9 soon and all three movies!

Maude : Season 1
Maude : Season 1
DVD ~ Bea Arthur
Offered by Movieandmusicguyca
Price: CDN$ 60.65
14 used & new from CDN$ 15.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Show, Awful Price!, July 17 2009
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Ce commentaire est de: Maude : Season 1 (DVD)
Maude is a brilliant comedy starring the magnificent Bea Arthur and a wonderful supporting cast. Maude is loud, out spoken and fantastically dramatic. Comedy at its finest. Amazon's price is a bit extreme, I bought this a few months ago but just found it at my local grocery store for less than half the price and Amazon has no price matching. Best to look around before shopping online of course. Nevertheless, a brilliant comedy that is still funny to this day.

My First Love
My First Love
DVD ~ Richard Kiley, Beatrice Arthur Joan Van Ark
Offered by thebookcommunity_ca
Price: CDN$ 68.04
9 used & new from CDN$ 44.44

5.0 out of 5 stars You Will Fall In Love With This Film!, July 6 2009
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Ce commentaire est de: My First Love (DVD)
Bea Arthur and Richard Kiley were two of the most talented actors of our time. The script is simple, humorous, honest and lovely. Bea and Richard paired together are truly charming. Life moves on but people and your memories of them stay with you for a lifetime. Bea's character Jean copes with the passing of her husband. Thoughts of her high school sweetheart Sam begin to weigh on her mind. Can they recapture their love? The characters are real and Bea and Richard do play them with such honesty. A light-hearted romantic comedy that you will watch many times over.

College Road Trip
College Road Trip
DVD ~ Martin Lawrence
Price: CDN$ 6.25
55 used & new from CDN$ 0.61

3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable film but not spectacular, Aug. 18 2008
Ce commentaire est de: College Road Trip (DVD)
As much as I love Raven Symone, Martin Lawrence and Donnie Osmond, I have to say this movie was just ok. Perhaps my expectations were too high to begin with? Predictable story line, father is a police chief, wants daughter to stay at a local college, daughter wants to go out out of state, father wants to be the one to take the road trip with the daughter, daughter wants to go with friends but of course ends up going with dad. Raven is always a joy to watch but I would have to say that Donny Osmond as the ultra annoying singing dad stole the show for me.

A fun movie to watch but not necessarily something I would add to my dvd collection but if I received it as a gift or something I wouldn't frown:)

She-Devil (Sous-titres français)
She-Devil (Sous-titres français)
5 used & new from CDN$ 16.88

5.0 out of 5 stars A Sinister Comedy About a Woman Scorn, Aug. 18 2008
Roseanne Barr is fantastic as Ruth Patchett, the unappreciated wife of accountant Bob Patchett. Ruth takes care of her two bratty kids, her home and tries to be the perfect wife for her husband, who married her only because his parents made him. Ruth spills her drink on famous romance novelist Mary Fischer (Meryl Streep) one night. Unfortunately Bob and Mary begin their affair the night of this party and eventually Bob moves out of the family home. As an accountant, Bob lists his 4 assets: Home, career, kids and his freedom...his only liability is Ruth aka the She-Devil. Ruth sets out to take away all of Bob's assets...the result is a devilishly good comedy. Something every husband should see! lol

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