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Description: Personal Bumbarash, considered lost in the First Globe War, suddenly returned to his native village, where no one recognizes, because the cash for the memorial service a long time ago employed for another purposes. In a country already in full raging civil fight in the small village of power is changing each half: red, white, anarchists, gangsters, again red and white for them again, and so on to infinity ... Amid all this chaos Bumbarash tries to arrange his life and private happiness.
Description: Young, unmarried, a successful surgeon, Dmitry Gorin, on the tip of his sister invites a mate for a date. Pretty teacher, pretty creation Ana Svetlova loses control of herself under the influence of alcohol and the date turns into a nightmare.
Description: When Jonathan Parker was 4 years old, his mother's words and a possibility encounter with a Salvation Units Kris Kringle instilled in him a lifelong belief in the legend of Santa Claus. Actually 24 and his parents long passed away, Jonathan is a spacey, pot-smoking college drop-out and multi loser in romance who has one shot left to search his real love; he writes a letter to Santa Claus. After meeting Toby, a fresh co-worker just moved to the city, Jonathan is convinced this is the one who was sent for him, even after he meets Toby's long time boyfriend Keith. This doesn't deter Jonathan, who proceeds to wreck everyone's lives in pursuit of his dream man. Fighting snags, traps and pitfalls to Christmas Day, will Jonathan land his Christmas wish?
Description: 'This present was recorded in the midst of a weeklong bout of insomnia. If you hear any terrible sentence structure, this is due to part of my brain keeping me awake as some sort of neurological joke.' Essentially a breakdown present then.
Description: The storyline line follows a wealthy family with three not so nice sons whose father believes every to be exceptional. After realizing his first son is dull minded, his second a liar and his third a womanizer, the father punishes them by making them work at the base line of his factory. The spoiled men are actually stuck in a life they have never been before working for the first time. But when one sons falls madly in love with a terrible woman things begin to receive chaotic. From useless brothers they transform into some thing more and launch their father's eyes to something that is worth more then cash and status.
Description: Tarik is the greatest scorer basketball user of his squad and is very popular. One day he comes to a village with his squad to do entreman. There, he met the village teacher, Emine. He loves her very much and they receive married immediately. But, some days after he had to return to istanbul. He wants Emine to go to istanbul with him but she tells that she can't leave the village and her students.
Description: In this romantic comedy Kemal Sunal plays the game role of Salakoglan("the fool" in English). He is the village idiot in which the boss (or Aga) of the village has a very pretty daughter, Emine... whom Salako falls desperately in love with.
Description: On a warm night in June in the year of our King 2001, Jimeoin stepped on scene at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. He shouldn't have been there. They were expecting the Bay Town Rollers, but no one seemed to notice. It rocked! I felt like I haven't written enough on the back for folks to read ... so what else. Oh, a fast gag. This guy goes to the doctor, and tells I've got a strawberry stuck up my bum. And the doctor says, oh, I've got some cream for that ... There you go, come and see me live!
Description: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal women learn about love, friendship and fight when they entertain the US units in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Description: After inheriting a Fresh York Town art gallery, bookie Milton Berle and his partner Cesar Romero decide to go into the art forgery business. Director Ray McCarey's 1942 comedy also stars Carole Landis, J. Carrol Naish, Steven Geray, Richard Derr, Rose Hobart, Elisha Cook Jr., Chick Chandler, Francis Pierlot and Jerome Cowan.
Description: Leo Pozas, native from Burgos and high bank clerk, arrives to a city on the Costa Brava, with his mother to marry Loli. Unexpectedly, Leo's mother died. This may mean the suspension of the wedding, a year of mourning and, perhaps, other relief, so that Leo and Loli hide the corpse of the old betrothal until after the wedding...
Description: Two clumsy policemen, Kiko and Castro search during a routine patrol in the forest a dead body without feet and head. After few inquiries, they explore that it belongs to a prominent member of the union, frowned upon by the officers. To solve the situation they select Elias, an agent with tiny experience who will investigate the situation with the support of Conda, the medical examiner, and the clumsy agents that discovered the body.
Description: Pedrito de Andia is an adolescent self-conscious about his height something that, in love with his childhood friend, Isabel, goes to port forward to obtain her after a long stay abroad. However, when he sees his mate turned into a slender woman, the man feels dwarfed and, indeed, when he receives a snub by refusing a dance, preferring a more pretty guy with whom Pedrito fight. This scandal ends in punishment and he is sent to Andia, his town, to think. He agrees with the hope that one day she recognize love beyond appearances.
Description: The owner of a fish-and-chips store in the Billingsgate zone of London harbors a secret ambition: to become a film star. It turns out that she has a pretty singing voice, and when that fact comes to the attention of a film studio, it starts to turn her and her family's lives upside down.
Description: A group of students in the senior year of high school who have to face to choices of the daily life. The issues within groups in the school and with having to face the future.
Description: An entrepreneur discovers a plan the Russians have for taking over the Middle East. He wants to test it to make a fresh video minigame named "Doom's Day," but the KGB, the CIA and the FBI have various ideas, and all of them are after the tape, too. Written by [email protected]
Description: The boy and girl are they really meant to live together? The couple does have a future? Kids are really a source of happiness? Can we talk about love without sex? Roland Magdane will explain why boys and girls are so various ...
Description: After accidentally sinking a borrowed motorboat, teenager Henry Aldrich (Jimmy Lydon) scrambles to raise the replacement money the boat's owner demands. The catch: Henry only has two days to come up with the funds, or the boat's mad owner will turn him over to the police. Comedy.
Description: Because of a motorcycle accident, a young boy from the terrible outskirts of Paris gotta search a steady job in order to avoid being sent to prison. He gets into more problem trying to do that.
Description: Sid James as Father Christmas recounts times of the festive season through the ages, from life in stone age times. A country house party in the 18th Century. Christmas in the trenches during globe fight one. Next up is a Robin Hood send up with Sid as Robin.
Description: Srba is graduating pupil and football fanatic, or more precise lord of a road soccer, who plays even without others, in a winter, summer, rain or snow, while his grandma lights narrow backyard (so named tiny Maracana) with a flashlight. He wouldn't agree to become professional by no means and to enjoy for money, rejecting offers of different scouts promising him a career in Spain, Greece, Germany, Turkey... main characters of Srba's school days are his greatest friends, Daca who is secretly in love with him ever since first grade, professors Hannibal and Darwin and Beki, fresh schoolmate to whom Srba fells in love - and she loves Red Star...
Description: Will Hay plays a bragging sea captain whose maritime experience now extends to navigating a coal barge down inland waterways. His tall tales catch him out when he is co-erced into commanding an unseaworthy ship by an unscrupulous shipping agent who means to have it wrecked. This was the first movie to couple Will Hay with both Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt.
Description: Hay plays Professor Benjamin Tibbetts, representative of the Teaching & Welfare Institution for the Reformation of Pagans (otherwise known as T.W.I.R.P for short), and dedicated to spreading education amongst the natives of colonial Africa. As he arrives (still trying to learn the native language via recordings), Professor Tibbetts is tricked into sneaking a gin still into the country by a local prince. Later, Tibbetts makes his method to Kombooli High, where his students wear Eton collars alongside their native garb and Tibbetts finds himself sporting a mortarboard and safari shorts due to the heat. When the Commissioner falls ill with a dose of malaria, Tibbetts is forced to take over his duties, which contain collecting the taxes. Upriver, he finds an old paddlesteamer operated by Harbottle (Moore Marriott) and Albert (Graham Moffatt) and the threesome rescue a baby from death by sacrifice.
Description: Lawyer Jimmy Donovan thinks a bike tour through Mexico is just the thing to hold him out of problem until his client arrives. But when school teacher Jean Harper misses her tour bus, all of a sudden Jimmy is in for much more than he bargained for!
Description: Alec Smart, who is engaged teaching in a prison, applies for the job of headmaster at a nearby public school to replace the previous headmaster who has been convicted of writing forged cheques and has just been sent to prison. Smart appeals to the Governor to write him a nice reference which he pretends to. Afterwards he writes his true suggestion which is very negative about Smart's talents. The trustee who works as the Governor's secretary, Faker Brown, "accidentally" gets the two letters mixed up and delivers the one praising Smart. On the basis of the letter, Lady Dorking, the who runs the Board of Governors appoints Smart to the job. This angers her deputy, Colonel Crableigh, who had favoured promoting his nephew, the Deputy head.
Description: Just as San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is set to receive married, her absentee father arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife. Is he there to break up the wedding? Or to steal back his ex-wife? Or is Pogo finally ready to be a father after all these years?
Description: A Major noted for advancing with his mouth before thinking is given a choice: to be drummed out of the Army, or take command of and shape up the ROTC tool at Sheridan Academy before it fails its next inspection. At Sheridan he encounters three hundred pre-teen cadets who range from rascally to adorable, and a female doctor who has just the right prescription for him.
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Grimly convincing portrayal of life in junior high school for the unpopular. If you aren't blown away by how realistic this is then you weren't unpopular enough: this is the true deal. This film strips away the rosy patina of nostalgia that covers most another movies that portray the grim nature of childhood. I admire the movie for avoiding the common trap of making the lead an innocent victim. Heather is, when the occasion arises, just as cruel as anyone else in the film. The film doesn't create Heather a child, but instead makes her a confused human being full of conflicting emotions such as hatred, lust, anguish and guilt.I think to understand this film though, you need to realize that you are viewing everything from Heather's mission of view. Teachers and parents are ridiculously unfair, classmates are alarmingly sadistic, and you should mission at some action and say, oh, I doubt that would happen, but there's a powerful emotional truth; this is what it feels like to be an unhappy child. When I watch films about unpopular kids, I am everytime disappointed because their lives are better than mine was, and this is the first film I should mission to and say, if you wish to see what I was dealing with in Junior High, watch Dollhouse. But while I everytime wanted a film that shows the unvarnished truth, it is really hard to watch. Although if you can create it through the first half hour it gets just a shade less horrific. And it does have a quirky sense of humor that lightens it some. I avoided this film for years because I was scared it would be too painful, and a mate told no, it's not that painful, and she was sort of right and sort of wrong. But it's definitely worth seeing.
"Welcome to the Dollhouse" was the introduction of an necessary voice in the American cinema. Todd Solondz's incisive study of a suburban family is one of the greatest indie movies of the last decade. Having seen it in its theatrical release, we had the occasion recently to take a fresh look at it. Mr. Solondz has created a picture of what cruelty does to a child, and how prevalent it is everywhere.When we first meet the Wieners, living in suburban Fresh Jersey, they appear to be the ideal family. Both parents, on the surface, look normal, but in watching them closely we come to the conclusion they are not. Some couples are not meant to be parents and the Wieners, obviously, while supportive of the older son, Mark, and the pretty younger daughter, Missy, turn a blind eye toward Dawn, their middle daughter who is going through a difficult time as she begins junior high school.Not only is Dawn an unhappy girl, but she is the object of cruelty in the hands of the another students, both in her class, and in her school, in general. We watch as Brandon, the punkish boy, starts to taunt Dawn in his own sadistic way. Another women come right out and ask Dawn whether she is a lesbian. There's also other woman that terrorizes her when both meet in the school bathroom. Each time Dawn tries to rebel, it turns out in disaster. Her school teacher doesn't even see anything wrong with Dawn, who is obviously affected by all she is experiencing at this crucial moment.Dawn hits a nerve with Brandon when she calls him a retard. Tiny does she know his own brother is mentally challenged. Usually in the situation of bullies like Brandon, they are acting up their frustrations by taking it on others they perceive as weaker, which is why he thinks he can do anything to Dawn because she will never do anything to him.In a stage that gives cruelty a fresh name, we watch as the Wieners are having dinner one night. When Dawn contradicts something her mother has said, she is punished by not getting her dessert. We watch in total disbelief as the another Wieners start to eat and Dawn's slice of chocolate cake remains near her mother until Missy asks to share that piece with Mark.Dawn only has a friend. The young man who shares her interests in hanging out in the dollhouse in the Wiener's backyard. When the hunky Steve Rogers joins Mark's band, Dawn discovers an irresistible attraction toward this loser. Dawn turns vs her only mate and will call him names that we all realize is her own method to deal with emotions she has no control on. Instead of finding happiness among her peers, Dawn only encounters scorn and ridicule.In Heather Matarazzo, the director found a young talent to give life to Dawn Wiener. Ms. Matarazzo has a peculiar type of beauty, but she is made to wear horrible clothes to capture the essence of this sad young teen. Ms. Matarazzo under the guidance of Mr. Solondz makes an appealing Dawn. This young actress gave her hero a range of emotions that even older, and more accomplished, actress wouldn't have given to this lost soul.The rest of the cast is perfect. Brendan Sexton plays Brendan, the man from a terrible and broken home that has to deal with the blow life has given him. Angela Pietropinto as Mrs. Wiener is seen as the mother from hell. Mattew Faber and Daria Kalinina enjoy Dawn's siblings.This was a movie that place Todd Solondz on the map. As he has shown with soon films, he is a voice to be reckoned with in the independent cinema.
This is a shining example of the potential of independent cinema. More specifically, American independent cinema. If you place together nearly each Hollywood film dealing with early adolescence, their combined weight in truth would not equal what we see in this one film. For some reason, it seems that most screenwriters and directors seem to look back on their youth with blinding nostalgia - painting the entire experience like it was some type of carefree paradise. One full of prank playing, football games, pep rallies, getting laid, wild parties and having an all-around nice time. What makes this film so strong and so special is that it never shies away from being honest, even when it gets really nasty. As you are reading this, children all over globe are being ignored, taunted, degraded, pushed around, abused... And they are doing anything to test escape it. Running away, turning to drugs, committing suicide...WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE basically features the life of a tween social outcast and middle kid called Dawn Weiner (Heather Matazzaro). For Dawn, each day is a struggle for both survival and distraction from her 'real life'... She is degraded on a everyday basis by her peers at school who refer to her as either "lesbo" or "weiner dog," is receiving sexual threats from fellow outcast Brandon (Brendan Sexton III) and has to deal with a finished lack of love and nurturing from her frustratingly inept parents, who don't test to hide the fact that they prefer her brainy older brother and ballerina younger sister to her.Part of the genius of this movie is that, despite the extremely grim topics matter, it is also blisteringly funny. You will laugh and you will wince... and often at the same time. The acting (largely from a group of unknowns) is spot-on, the writing is perfect and the suburban sets are appropriately gaudy.Interestingly, I've noticed skimming through another reviews and on the message board, that those who are/were near the bottom social ring in middle and high school seem to search more to grab on to here and much more emotional impact. Many of the haters seem to think this is wholly fabricated... possibly because they didn't have to deal with the the abuse, the whispering, the daily torment that many others have to endure. Or possibly because they place someone else through it.
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