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Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (32 of 42)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 57,478 - Total Helpful Votes: 32 of 42
No Strings Attached (Ça n'engage à  rien)
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Surprising Delight, Sept. 24 2011
Ok, so I rolled my eyes and watched this on Netflix because it was there and I like Natalie Portman (and, I will confess, I have a bit of a soft spot for Ashton Kutcher and his luggish appeal). I thought to myself, "This will be mediocre at best, and I may not even finish it, but I'll put it on while I work on this spreadsheet". The first ten minutes were much better than I had anticipated, and by 30 minutes in I had stopped working on my spreadsheet and was completely enthralled. Yes, enthralled. And now I am here preparing to buy a copy.

The main characters are likable and relatively believable: Kutcher makes a convincing and sympathetic beta-male, and Portman does… Read more
NEW Good Dick (DVD)
I was blown away by this film. I do not use this term lightly. It's difficult to convey how amazing it is while still warning those who will hate it away. It is painful: painfully funny, painfully awkward, painfully sweet, and just plain painful. The acting is exquisite. The sets, dialogue, filming, all feel almost surreal in their realism. I can honestly say that I have never seen a movie like this one.

It begins very reminiscent of the quirky humour and odd couple of Watching the Detectives (another excellent movie), but it quickly spirals off into a much darker, much realer place. The main characters both push hard against the bounds of what we can accept as viewers and still… Read more
Cranford <b>DVD</b> ~ Judi Dench
Cranford DVD ~ Judi Dench
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Darn Sad!, Sept. 7 2009
Everything everyone says in their glowing reviews of this series is true. It is well cast, well acted, well scripted, and well made; the characters are lovable, relatable, and understandable, even to a modern audience, it's clearly "an instant classic" just as the review on the box claims. My one grievance with it is that it's really freaking depressing! In terms of tone, it's much more in the vein of Bleak House than Pride and Prejudice. There is a see-saw from hope and happiness to disappointment and despair all the way though, with not sufficient time to feel either the joy or the sadness before the other returns. In my opinion.

Wish List

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Emma <b>DVD</b> ~ Romola Garai
Emma DVD ~ Romola Garai
Pretty Deadly Volume 1 TP by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Pretty Deadly Volume 1 TP by Kelly Sue Deconnick