The Film Arcade | Release Date: November 13, 2015
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netflicNov 30, 2015
It's a drama about a young New Yorker, infantile and self-centered, who is forced to grow up and take care for his dying mother.
Both main actors deliver serious performances, but handheld camera and abrupt narrative made me annoyed. Too
It's a drama about a young New Yorker, infantile and self-centered, who is forced to grow up and take care for his dying mother.
Both main actors deliver serious performances, but handheld camera and abrupt narrative made me annoyed. Too many close-ups of this half macho, half good-for-nothing, wanna-be-a-writer main character.
As sad and painful as losing a parent to cancer is, he behaves as if no one ever suffered as much as he does.
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JalemanyApr 22, 2016
Sad, it is. Great performances, it has. Not sure what else. The cinema verité style and the open intimacy of the main character, pushes us towards becoming one with James, but ultimately this does not happen (to me at least), since, even forSad, it is. Great performances, it has. Not sure what else. The cinema verité style and the open intimacy of the main character, pushes us towards becoming one with James, but ultimately this does not happen (to me at least), since, even for a 20 something, his stupid behaviour and lack of awareness make him seem unreal. Expand
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TheDavoDec 4, 2015
Very hard to watch but no less brilliant for that. Difficult people living through very difficult times captured for us to see. Excellent acting, plotting and cinematography add up to a great movie and one that any serious film fan should see.
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Brent_MarchantDec 9, 2015
What starts out as a promising study of a complex character unfortunately slowly morphs into a moving, though nonetheless surprisingly conventional, occasionally ambiguous, tearjerker. Despite excellent performances by Christopher Abbott and,What starts out as a promising study of a complex character unfortunately slowly morphs into a moving, though nonetheless surprisingly conventional, occasionally ambiguous, tearjerker. Despite excellent performances by Christopher Abbott and, especially, Cynthia Nixon, the film has little to offer in the way of originality or insight. Regrettably, this is likely to leave a lot of viewers either disappointed or wondering exactly what the director was trying to say. Expand
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smiyamotMar 26, 2016
So what's wrong with the recent generation of kids we read about in the papers? Can't get jobs, still live at home with the parents, one step away from being homeless and don't know why? This is their movie, James White is one of them. TheSo what's wrong with the recent generation of kids we read about in the papers? Can't get jobs, still live at home with the parents, one step away from being homeless and don't know why? This is their movie, James White is one of them. The movie has plenty of flashbacks, but none of them deal with James, how he came to be the mess he is. Did his parents make too many excuses for him growing up so he never learned to be an independent adult? Did he ever face tough choices? Why does he need to "get out" anytime life gets tough? Expand
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EpicLadySpongeApr 3, 2016
James White is exciting to watch, but that's just because you're watching a jerk get through his normal everyday life while you (as in general) watch the movie and tell his jerky side from the beginning to end.
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