isn't an extraordinary movie, but it's highly proficient. This
didn't win "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards because it
simply didn't deserve it. You see, it serves a different
is a conversational movie with wonderful dialogue that is well
spoken. The acting in this film was what made it good, if they
hadn't hired these actors and actresses, this would've been a
total mess; a disaster.
thing I liked about this film was the authenticity. Everything
was very well thought out. From the accents to the costumes,
they all had tremendous thought behind them. This thought helped
in making this picture seem real; I truly felt like I was in
with a hunting party, and all these plump British men were
busily babbling amongst themselves. That idea provoked me to
think what it really would be like; the film helped me envision
authenticity played a major role in this film, but the key to
it's success was the outstanding acting. I thought that Ryan
Phillipe was especially good. I loved the way he did his accent
the most, it was nothing like his own voice! All of the acting
was so wonderful and so pure. The work that it took was
tremendous, I greatly appreciate the cast's magnificent efforts
that made this the movie that it is.
the fabulous direction topped off
fabulous performance. Robert Altman always puts everything he
has into all of his movies. He was so wonderful at getting the
actors exactly where they needed to be. The placement of
everyone was what created such an excellent picture. The camera
could grasp everyone's profile excellently.
was a great movie, but not one deserving Academy Award
nominations. The script was absolute magic in this case, because
the movie was solely based on dialogue. Older audiences will
appreciate the film making. I myself enjoyed the quirkiness of
the British characters; their profiles were unimaginably funny
is well worth seeing.