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M S Viguers "sam i am i will not eat green eggs and ham" (Harrisburg, PA USA)

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The Opposite of Sex (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual)
The Opposite of Sex (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Christina Ricci
Price: CDN$ 26.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cutting Wit, Good Cast (and, even a funny "Friend"), Sept. 28 2003
Christina Ricci is marvelous as the sarcastic narrator of this witty, sly little film. Although the plot has a few not-so-plausible glitches, in my opinion, the cast, including Lyle Lovett and Lisa Kudrow, make the film a worth-while endeavor. Some of the one-liners in this movie are lost if you only give it the once over. It's comedy that remains true to the characters; its character sketches that are worth fleshing out; and its multi-dimensional so it satisfies the audiences who may view it multiple times and discover tid-bits they missed the first time around. Intelligent and engaging, it should have found a broader audience; it definitely has a broad appeal. It's not only worth owning, it's worth loaning to friends and family who may, just by looking at its packaging overlook it, but will watch it because you asked them to. They'll thank you later.

Jeffrey (Sous-titres français) [Import]
Jeffrey (Sous-titres français) [Import]
DVD ~ Steven Weber
Offered by OMydeals
Price: CDN$ 75.30
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2.0 out of 5 stars Jeffrey - ignorance must be bliss?, Sept. 28 2003
Not funny, though it has moments (about three at my last count). The characters are pitiable in their ignorance; and our "hero" doesn't seem to learn a ... thing from his consistently bad decisions. To think, even within the context of the time frame of when the film was made, that an [alternative lifestyle] man was in his mid-twenties living in an urban area was so mis-informed or, sadly, un-informed about AIDS, his desires, and his denial is absolutely ludicrous. It could have been charming. It could have been poignant. It could have been many things, but disappointing, ignorant and pathetic are the only adjectives that come to mind. These aspects, even in context of when the film was made, were irresponsible and a true disservice to the [alternative lifestyle] community as a whole. ...

Priest (Widescreen)
Priest (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Linus Roache
Offered by OMydeals
Price: CDN$ 89.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars Priest - an overlooked glance at truth, Sept. 28 2003
This review is from: Priest (Widescreen) (DVD)
Linus Roache gives a commendable, even accomplished, performance as the "Priest" torn asunder by his need for faith and his need to fulfill his fleshly desires. The film moves at an even pace and is done tastefully. The movie poignantly shows both the burdens of faith and the burdens of the flesh. When the title character, in a pivotal scene, refuses to administer the eucharist to one of his "partners", the paradox becomes conundrum. Even though the motivation behind this action appears immediate, I fully suggest watching this scene alone three or four times; only then will Linus Roaches' perfomance show the true nuance of subtle understanding which the actor seems to bring to the character. This movie is worth owning for several reasons, not the least of which is its underlying tenet of truth. But, issues such as religion, faith, spirituality are fluent concepts that everyone comes to their personal terms with through thIer own personal experiences. This film encourages the audience to be challenged by the content and subject matter without truly passing harsh judgements. (The characters may judge themselves and each others' actions, but the tone of the film is more ambiguous.) Go on, challenge yourself; and do it more than once.

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