Eat It, You Fvcker. Eat That Catfish.

Jordan Catalano
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dramamama611
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 09:35pm
ok...maybe I DON'T want to see it.
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Borstalboy
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 09:41pm
Oh, my God. That was so off.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
bwayphreak234
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 09:48pm
hahahaha
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
WiCkEDrOcKS
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:02pm
Oh please, this was one of the best/funniest moments in the movie. Roberts managed to (almost) make me forget about Amy Morton during the last half of the film.
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
east side story
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:10pm
I adore those women, but that was like watching two freshmen in their first semester acting class.

Updated On: 1/13/14 at 10:10 PM
GlindatheGood22
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:13pm
Let's not forget Johanna Day. She took my beloved, "You don't wanna break sh*t with ME, muthaf*ckaaaa!" and screamed it to the rafters.
I leave the room smiling.
Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:17pm
"I adore those women, but that was like watching two freshmen in their first semester acting class."

LMcC95
Understudy
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:18pm
I love the movie and play. People are being to hard on it
wonkit
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:28pm
Julia Roberts is so wrong for this part. She just delivered every line in that scene in exactly THE SAME way. I am seeing the movie tomorrow - maybe with teeth clenched.
Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:33pm
Well at least you'll be going into the film with an open mind.
Sutton Ross
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:37pm
The cast is good and Letts' play is some of the best source material you could ever work with, but something was definitely lost in translation.
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ray-andallthatjazz86
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:39pm
Thanks for the eyerolling GIF, Jordan, that was much needed. If you really think that's what a freshman acting class looks like, well...bless your heart.
Easily one of the best moments in the movie, which yes lost something in the process of translation, but is not nearly as bad as people are making it out to be. The LES MIS film was much worse.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
Sutton Ross
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:41pm
So, so, soooo much worse.
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wonkit
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:42pm
Jordan - I saw the play twice and loved it. And I have not been able to avoid the TV commercials for this movie. So the only way to have a totally open (read "empty") mind is to have lived under a rock since Letts brought it to New York. I imagine people who know nothing about this movie will go expecting a "comedy" - so no one goes into any movie with absolutely no expectations.
Liza's Headband
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:54pm
Wow. I have never seen a moment in a movie create such polar opposite reactions on this board so quickly. Some hate it, some love it. Is there a neutral choice? I vote for that.

It also needs to be pointed out for fairness and objectivity that Jordan is a diehard JR fan.
Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:56pm
100% DIEHARD FAN.
Liza's Headband
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:59pm

Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:05pm
Yep. Loved that one, too.
Borstalboy
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:10pm
I'm quite fond of both actresses but that seemed like an early rehearsal to me.

Ah, would that Altman were still alive. He coulda made this sucker sing...and probably with the same actresses.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:18pm
*sigh* Altman could have made this a truly amazing film.
dramamama611
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:30pm
I know the play well. Loved it. I want to enjoy the movie if I get to see it this weekend -- but that scene, singled out, just seemed to lack energy. Maybe all together, it works better.

Around my area (Suburban Boston) it's only playing at the "artsy" movie houses. Argh.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:38pm
I know what you mean about it "lacking energy". And that's the problem with this particular script on the screen. Seeing it on stage, the actors are playing to a huge audience and it adds a "largeness" to it that I've always known could never translate to film. When you have the same scene on film with only three people, if it were to be done in the same way it was on Broadway, it would look ridiculous. Cartoonish. It's just a common problem when some things go from one medium to another.

sephyr
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Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:51pm
This is funny lol! Eat the fish!! Then when they threw the dishes and Meryl drops hers...very funny. This play was a crazy read, now I want to see the movie.
bwayphreak234
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Posted: 1/14/14 at 12:07am
I absolutely loved the film. This part was hilarious.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
ray-andallthatjazz86
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Posted: 1/14/14 at 01:07am
David O. Russell would have been the most ideal director. He knows how to shoot an ensemble. Altman would have been glorious of course.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"

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