Monday, June 18, 2007

Ya gotta be kidding!

A movie we rented the other night; Secondhand Lions “In 1960s Texas, timid teenager Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall) on their farm. Over time, he learns about their mysterious and dangerous pasts. Emmanuelle Vaugier plays an Arabian sultan's daughter with whom Duvall's character fell in love years ago. Kyra Sedgwick and Nicky Katt co-star.”

An amazing movie! It’s amazing that they gave them the money to make it. But, I had to give it 3 stars, only because I got a chuckle out of it now and then. And part of the comedy was watching Michael Caine trying to decide when to use his Texas accent. Sometimes he had it…sometimes he didn’t. The movie is certainly flawed, as the script seems to have been improvised on the spot; as they filmed. Robert Duvall was good despite the poor dialogue. Now that I think about it, I should go back and give it just two stars.

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