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Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on January 02, 2005, 11:05 PM:
I just saw the film: Beyond the Sea this afternoon, and found it to be completely entertaining and worthwhile. Kevin Spacey puts a lot into the pop star's life, with writing acting and directing the feature. The film has a few plot twists, and an unconventional style to telling a story, which makes it quite interesting.
If you love movie musicals or concert type films, this one covers it all.
It was filmed in the UK and Germany as well.
I can't understand how the NY critics gave it such a poor review?
The cast is top rate with Spacey as Darrin, Kate Bosworth as Sandra Dee, John Goodman as the promoter, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn and Greta Scacchi & Caroline Aaron rounding out the cast of principal actors.
Spacey does a fine job singing as Darin, and the dancing is reminiscent of a time in entertainment that is not part of today's showbiz culture.
Very worth while.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on January 07, 2005, 10:26 PM:
Yes Michael, this one is definately on my current list of "must see' movies. I don't go too much by what the critics say. I have found that the movies they rave about, I usually find dull and boring, and the movies that they pan I usually like. So I'm sure I will love this film, being a big Bobby Darin fan.
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on January 09, 2005, 11:00 PM:
Indeed. I know how you feel about today's films. Especially you would know it,
in six months they are out on DVD.
Films always look great on the big screen.
I guess that's why we do, what we do at home in creating mini theatres.
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