Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: December 25, 2003
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MikaelP.Jan 5, 2004
This movie appeared as the closing film for the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York, where many great small and foreign films were revealed, especially In America. This film, on the other hand, sucked us in and then spit us out, This movie appeared as the closing film for the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York, where many great small and foreign films were revealed, especially In America. This film, on the other hand, sucked us in and then spit us out, completely disappointed. Great talent does show itself in this film, but the entire experience is utterly banal, as the film has NO plot. None. It can be said that it is a documentary about a dance studio in Chicago, and some of the things that occured in the course of that studio's existence are revealed. You know what? Nobody cares about the story, because there is no plot, and the character traits and development are lost and pointless. The only draw of the film was the dancing talent that was shown, which, as I feel that anyone else in that theater can support me on, would be better seen at a REAL dance studio today. The whole experience is lost onscreen. After the film ended and we realized how pointless it was, one of the "writers" went onstage and was interviewed about the experience of writing the screenplay. She admitted that Altman had requested that no story should exist, so that is exactly what he got. Prior film interviews at the festival had brought out many questions from the audience, but very few people wanted to ask her any questions, seeing as how there was really nothing to ask about. Nothing. So folks, take it from someone who has lasted perienced its pointlessness. Ignore the critics' praise of Altmanism. This is possible the least consecquential movie of the year. Expand
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HelenS.Apr 10, 2006
Can I say BORING? I just rented this and fell asleep 20 minutes into it. There is no story line, no character development and some of the choreography looks like it's making fun of ballet. Neve Campbell is non-existent and has barely Can I say BORING? I just rented this and fell asleep 20 minutes into it. There is no story line, no character development and some of the choreography looks like it's making fun of ballet. Neve Campbell is non-existent and has barely any lines. What is the point of this movie? Expand
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JoshCNov 19, 2006
Robert Altman has been plugging away on movie sets, manufacturing adroit classics, odious train wrecks, and
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MikaelP.Jan 5, 2004
This movie appeared as the closing film for the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York, where many great small and foreign films were revealed, especially In America. This film, on the other hand, sucked us in and then spit us out, This movie appeared as the closing film for the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York, where many great small and foreign films were revealed, especially In America. This film, on the other hand, sucked us in and then spit us out, completely disappointed. Great talent does show itself in this film, but the entire experience is utterly banal, as the film has NO plot. None. It can be said that it is a documentary about a dance studio in Chicago, and some of the things that occured in the course of that studio's existence are revealed. You know what? Nobody cares about the story, because there is no plot, and the character traits and development are lost and pointless. The only draw of the film was the dancing talent that was shown, which, as I feel that anyone else in that theater can support me on, would be better seen at a REAL dance studio today. The whole experience is lost onscreen. After the film ended and we realized how pointless it was, one of the "writers" went onstage and was interviewed about the experience of writing the screenplay. She admitted that Altman had requested that no story should exist, so that is exactly what he got. Prior film interviews at the festival had brought out many questions from the audience, but very few people wanted to ask her any questions, seeing as how there was really nothing to ask about. Nothing. So folks, take it from someone who has lasted perienced its pointlessness. Ignore the critics' praise of Altmanism. This is possible the least consecquential movie of the year. Expand
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JoeStuffFeb 12, 2004
First off, the dancing looks great in this film. Instead of just showing the production numbers from standard angles, Altman really let's us weave in and out of the dancers...it makes you feel very close to the action and very real. Too First off, the dancing looks great in this film. Instead of just showing the production numbers from standard angles, Altman really let's us weave in and out of the dancers...it makes you feel very close to the action and very real. Too bad that the rest of the movie is left to be so 'real' as well. Aside from the dance, the whole movie is so QUIET! The scenes between the dances seem badly improved by non-actors (they are). The whole movie was just awkward. 80 minutes in I'm thinking that I just want to leave (which I never do) and how I wish the movie would just end. Suddenly, the film started to rattle and it MELTED right in front of my eyes. True story. So yes, I've never seen the ending with the whole Blue Snake dance but the 80 minutes I saw had some good dance and horrible filler in-between. There's something to be said for movies with no plot...the same can't be said for movies with no point. Expand
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MargNov 28, 2005
Worst movie I've ever seen actually. NOTHING happens. Nothing. At all.
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