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To have walked out of Uncut gems

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incognitomum Tue 14-Jan-20 22:15:41

Never in all my years have I walked out of a film.

Dh chose it and he was relieved when I said shall we go.

BorneoBabe Tue 14-Jan-20 22:24:45

It was physically and mentally exhausting. I can't think of another movie like it.

And WTF was the music? Had no connection to what was happening on screen.

There is a big pay off at the end, though.

incognitomum Tue 14-Jan-20 22:32:26

BorneoBabe I'll no doubt have to watch it again sometime? I just couldn't stand it for much longer.

The Gentlemen on the other hand...loved it so much.

managinged Tue 14-Jan-20 22:42:46

I really liked it but I agree that it's exhausting. The tension just keeps building and I never got bored, never checked my watch. The whole time I was thinking, "what is this guy going to do next?"

At what point did you walk out? Was it when he was in the nightclub with Julia and Demany?

I liked the music.

incognitomum Tue 14-Jan-20 23:43:42

We walked out when the basketball player wanted to buy the gem. The door took ages to open.

demelza82 Wed 15-Jan-20 00:09:29

Isnt it on Netflix in a couple of weeks? Can't wait!

MonstranceClock Wed 15-Jan-20 00:12:01

Yanbu. Adam Sandler needs firing into the sun.

Patroclus Wed 15-Jan-20 00:57:51

Isnt it Sandler doing a 'comedy actor does a serious bit to get an oscar' thing? that sounds like something I couldnt handle already

EineReiseDurchDieZeit Wed 15-Jan-20 01:02:04

I've heard it is REALLY difficult to watch and the central character extremely unpleasant.

Nominations came out yesterday, he didn't get one.

Is never going to get shown in my crappy big blockbusters only local so I'll have to try it on Netflix.

YANBU though, sometimes life's too short.

LolalolaLola Wed 15-Jan-20 01:14:40

Yanbu. Adam Sandler needs firing into the sun.

Yes.

steff13 Wed 15-Jan-20 02:52:59

My sister-in-law walked out too. On Rotten Tomatoes the critics have given it a 91% fresh score, but audiences only 51% fresh.

Knives Out and Ford v Ferrari are really great.

SameOldHorrorStory Wed 15-Jan-20 03:13:29

Oh. I was mildly intrigued by this film at the start of this thread and then changed my mind when I read Adam Sandler was involved. Ugh. Can’t stand him.

@Patroclus
isnt it Sandler doing a 'comedy actor does a serious bit to get an oscar' thing?

Perhaps not on the same level as I don’t think he is as well known for ‘goofball’ roles, but Shia Lebouf is considered a serious Oscar contender this year for his role in Honey Boy, even though he was (is?) considered an absolute laughing stock in Hollywood and is seen as a child actor.

AngeloMysterioso Wed 15-Jan-20 03:55:03

Shia Lebouf is considered a serious Oscar contender this year for his role in Honey Boy, even though he was (is?) considered an absolute laughing stock in Hollywood and is seen as a child actor.

Obviously not that serious a contender, since the nominations list was released two days ago and he isn’t on it...

EineReiseDurchDieZeit Wed 15-Jan-20 12:49:17

considered an absolute laughing stock

No fan of Shia here and I haven't seen it but this is untrue.

Honey Boy was extremely well received and his absence from the nominations is seen as a snub in line with the Academy's general failure to acknowledge smaller films.

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In this intense, unsettling, modestly triumphant portrait of the artist as a young man, LaBeouf shows us not only how he grew up, but what it cost him along the way.

BorneoBabe Wed 15-Jan-20 12:54:03

I think Sandler can do drama, but in Uncut he just put in some fake teeth and did an annoying voice. Nothing to warrant an award.

incognitomum Wed 15-Jan-20 14:20:55

His voice is always annoying imo.

SameOldHorrorStory Wed 15-Jan-20 15:51:49

@EineReiseDurchDieZeit you misunderstood my comment, I meant Shia was considered a laughing stock recently up until Honey Boy, where he surprised audiences with his performances although I didn’t know he wasn’t nominated for it as @AngeloMysterioso pointed out - before that, there were certainly talks that he was a shoe-in to be nominated for an award this year.

Patroclus Wed 15-Jan-20 17:10:51

The problem is critics watch this stuff for a job, but who else gives a shit about Sia beowulf or whatever it is childhood?

SameOldHorrorStory Wed 15-Jan-20 21:54:35

@Patroclus
The problem is critics watch this stuff for a job, but who else gives a shit about Sia beowulf or whatever it is childhood?

"A Child called It" is a best selling book about a man's childhood. I'd even say it was worth 'less' (using your argument) because the author wasn't famous when he wrote it.

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