Very interesting documentary following "onnabe" (transgender boys) who… MoreVery interesting documentary following "onnabe" (transgender boys) who work at a club in Shinjuku. It goes into their relationships outside work and the relationships with women who visit the club and pay to be with them.
Though the dvd copy I have looks straight from video and extremely dated for the 90's, I still really enjoyed it.
Quite a downer of a movie for a 90's Julia Roberts! It's not awful,… MoreQuite a downer of a movie for a 90's Julia Roberts! It's not awful, and generally I like small town settings and I'm not someone who thinks movies need to be "nice" either, as that's not how life is. I don't know why I really couldn't take to this that much.
The cast are good (well, aside from the daughter. Geez. I actually wondered if she was meant to be special needs in her earlier scenes, but , no, just bad acting it seems).
This was excellent for a TV movie.
I read the book it is based on by… MoreThis was excellent for a TV movie.
I read the book it is based on by Jodi Picoult some time ago, and I enjoyed that, so I was very glad to have the chance to see this finally.
Alison Pill and Mariska Hargity were perfect in their roles. I really felt so sorry for Katie and all she went through.
Really something very different being set in the Amish community too.
Quite an original and interesting idea for a movie. Enjoyed this. The… MoreQuite an original and interesting idea for a movie. Enjoyed this. The two leads are well cast and likable, and they would want to be as it is borderline disturbing in places watching them beat the crap out of each other.
Really sounds crappy on paper - magical tea pot dispenses money for pain, but somehow it does work.
Liked this a lot. Very understated and moves slowly, but effective… MoreLiked this a lot. Very understated and moves slowly, but effective portrayal of a dysfunctional family with an outstanding cast. Will not be to all tastes, but I enjoyed it.
I have downgraded this a star. I definitely enjoyed it less second time around, although it's not a bad movie.
Kind of off putting watching the brother walk around with his bloodied bandage all the movie. Surely he would have been given a clean one on leaving the hospital.
Also, much as I like Lauren graham, her character annoyed me this time. So sick of women like that in movies.
Ditto Hilary Swank,though the ending was mildly amusing.
I don't know. It was okay but won't watch a third time.
So so. Wasn't quite as trashy as I hoped, but again, Tori Spelling… MoreSo so. Wasn't quite as trashy as I hoped, but again, Tori Spelling plays the pretty, popular girl. Hammy, as usual - that's part of the fun of a made for TV Tori Spelling movie!
As this is a true story, it doesn't sink to quite her usual level, plus she dies early on (I don't think I'm spoiling anything here saying that, since it's in the title, and she's clearly the cheerleader).
Kellie is almost as bad an actress - she spends the last half of the movie looking glassy eyed.
Hmmm. It was okay. Not bad enough to be a true bad movie, but not good either.