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Holy Hell

Holy Hell is a movie starring Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, and Phillipe Coquet. An inside look at Buddhafield, a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Other Titles
Kulten fra Californien
Running Time
1 hours 40 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Documentary
Director
Will Allen
Actors
Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, Will Allen, David Christopher
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An inside look at Buddhafield, a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

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Robert C.

Why do so many people need to have access to these evil elements of our society? I believe the "Downfall" documentary did a great job of showing a different perspective of the "psychopath" type. I liked how they showed how a psychopath can be a nice person. The film did not dwell on his violent behavior, but instead showed how he got his way into this world. I also liked the story of his family and how they struggled to accept his criminality and then they accepted him as the "normal" family man they knew. I thought the documentary was a great way to start educating the public about the psychopath that is out there. The film was very well done, and it was well written and well acted. I highly recommend that people go see this documentary, because it's a great way to show the true nature of the psychopath. And if you are a parent, the film might also help you learn to love your children more and accept them for who they are.

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Sara A.

I was left without words for this film. It's the story of how animals are treated in circuses. This film is based on the book "Elephant Sanctuary" by Tony D'Alberto, and it depicts the plight of animals at circuses. It is a tale of conflict between the animals and the humans. The film is amazing, and is not only interesting for the animals, but for the humans. You get the idea that the movie is made from the point of view of animals, rather than of the people who run the circus. The film is brilliant and informative. It explains the psychology of animals who are brought up in circus. It shows us the beauty of animals and the cruelty that they go through. Animals are treated like objects. In the circus, they are animals. They are made to perform, and people are animals. This film is not only interesting for the animals, but for the viewers. It is a tribute to animals, and it is about how animals are treated, and why they are treated. It is wonderful to see a film that is not only about animals, but about the humans who live in circus. This is a story that I think every person should watch.

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Janice W.

I was aware of this documentary, and although I had read many reviews on it I had never heard of it. It's really remarkable and I'm really happy I bought it on DVD. I thought the film would be boring but it really is intense, and really brings it home. I think the subject matter was well handled. The film deals with a lot of issues, but mostly about the issues of poverty and justice. In some places the voices of the people in the film are simply disturbing and haunting. People are treated so horribly, especially women. I think the filmmakers did a great job of keeping the focus on the positive side of it. It also reminds us of the harm that is done to women by men. It is not as simple as a rape culture and it's not a simple matter of male rights vs female rights. It's not like it's about a number of different things, but what the film tells us is the human rights issue and the injustice is still there, which is why the documentary is really important.

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Helen Black

When the ultimate ends, the fight begins again. Mr. Power's documentary The Ultimate is a powerful, sad, and yet at the same time heartwarming tale of the ultimate warriors in the world of competitive fighting. In just over two hours, we are shown the entirety of the many different cultures that have come together to fight and fight together, whether that be Muay Thai, Judo, or even Jai-Jai. As we learn more about each of the fighters, we see that the respect that each individual has for one another is almost unbearably genuine. The intense and excruciating fights that these fighters experience are simply astounding. One of the most powerful scenes is of one of the fighters, Lumpen Thanom, wrestling for the championship belt. The camera angle is so well done that we are completely mesmerized by the actions taking place on the ring. We feel the stress, and the struggle, as the opponent fights back to regain the belt. In fact, the ring is so intense that when the fight finally does happen, the tension becomes so intense that it is overwhelming. Mr. Power brings us to these fighters and lets us witness their love and passion for the sport that is Muay Thai. By watching these fighters struggle with their defeat, Mr. Power also sees that they are coming to terms with the end of their career. There is no one there to congratulate them, to tell them that their fight was just one in a long line, and to give them some motivation for not giving up on their dream. Their lives are filled with pain, and it is difficult to watch as we watch them go through the pain that their training has caused them. When the ultimate end comes, we are treated to a beautiful shot of the Muay Thai world being thrown into chaos. The fight is over, the big fight.but the struggle continues.

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Christina B.

The history of the British and US intelligence communities is one that I'd like to see better documented, but this is a great film that's thorough and worth watching. It shows how intelligence agencies operate in the age of massive digital technology. It also provides a great insight into how these groups work and their interactions with each other. The way it was done made it very interesting. The technology is used to create a unique recording of a conversation, which is then analyzed, compared, and then developed to produce the speech. The process is all very technical and sophisticated, so you can really get the sense of how great the power of the modern computer is. For the most part, the movie is pretty much an overview of the history of how the NSA was formed and what it has done. It doesn't go into the NSA's history, which is mostly unknown to most people, and what it did before it was formed, which I think is pretty interesting and somewhat unique. What the movie does go into is the development of the NSA and the way it operates and why it works the way it does. The fact that these things were developed in secret, is pretty interesting and makes it all the more interesting to see how they developed the methods they use to do so. The same goes for the fact that they developed the technique used in the movie, so it's a little bit more interesting to know why it was developed that way. What I like about this movie is how it goes into the technical details of how the NSA works and what it does. The film is also very well done and with a great cast. I really liked seeing this movie and I hope that people enjoy it.

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Ruth Fuller

I'll admit I didn't really watch it in the theater, but seeing as how it was a feature film, I expected it to be a lot more gruesome. I was pleasantly surprised, though. It's a good documentary about a massacre of children that took place in a remote village in Vietnam in 1972. This documentary is interesting for it's clarity, as it doesn't always get into details about the crimes, instead concentrating on the psychological and emotional impact it had on the villagers and the family of the victims. The first half hour or so of the documentary is kind of slow and dry, but it really picks up in the second half, with some intense, powerful footage. It is very well done, and it manages to show that the Vietnamese government didn't really want this happening. I would recommend this to anyone who likes true-to-life documentaries, and it's one that you should definitely watch. It is one of those documentaries that you will find yourself saying to yourself, "how did this happen?" I rate it 9/10.

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Jeffrey R.

I was impressed with the film, and was even more impressed with the author's comments. The film was quite graphic, but not in a way that was offensive. I found the way the author described the horrors of the war to be very powerful. I thought the film was very well done. It was well researched, and presented an accurate view of the war. I was not able to determine whether the film was a documentary, or a fictional account, but it was not in the least bit offensive. I thought the film was very well done and was surprised at the fact that the author was able to come up with a story that was so powerful, and that was not in the least bit offensive. I think the film would be very powerful to the people of Japan who have not had the experience of war, and to those who have, and may have been a little to scared to even speak out against the war. I was impressed with the film, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the horrors of war.

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Benjamin H.

On the surface this is a fairly ordinary, and uninteresting documentary, but with the film it's more of a dream like, but disturbing and fascinating. One has the feeling that this was only made because of the success of "Shawshank Redemption" and because it was the only film available at the time. This is the first film about the horrors of post-disaster situations (without the threat of nuclear war) and also the first movie in which such things are shown in the same way. The production is very good, but for a documentary it's somewhat questionable. The opening scene with the fire coming out of the wall in front of the hill and the moment before it is shown are almost too long, and the ending is not so powerful as it was intended. It's not enough to make a film as good as this one. On the other hand it's a must see for any film student or film student who doesn't want to waste their time.

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Crystal S.

This movie is about the first, and last, meeting between the great Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov and the great American film director, Orson Welles. The two met in the late 1930s at the London premiere of the film "The Lost Weekend" and their friendship became an enduring one. The movie is about their friendship, their struggles, their loss, and their mutual love of cinema. In this movie, Orson Welles is the man in the center of the story, and he is also the one who helps the two of them to communicate. He is the director, the producer, the writer, the producer, the director of the movie, the director of the production. It is a very interesting movie, because it shows us the true nature of a friendship, the real nature of a friendship. I would recommend this movie to everyone, because it is a must-see movie.

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Frances

I saw this film recently at the San Diego Film Festival and it was a great film. The film covers a broad range of topics from the relationship between a couple to the social values of a society. The film had its fair share of problems with pacing. I don't know if it was to do with the length or the amount of time that the film ran, but it was a little slow. I think this could have been a great film with a little more cutting. Also, I think the director was trying to be a little more stylistic. I think his style could have been more nuanced and with a little less manipulation. I think the director tried to make the film more visually appealing with a lot of high quality cinematography. He did a good job with the editing and the soundtrack. I would have liked to have seen some more social commentary to the film. I would have loved to see an analysis of the sex/relationship/sex work industry. Overall, the film is a great film for those who are interested in society and culture and those who want to learn more about the ways in which it has changed. It is a great film to get your opinion and experience the diverse cultures that are in modern society.

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Walter D.

This documentary on the life of George W. Bush looks at the most important moment in American history - when he was elected president. It tells the story of a young man who wanted to be a success and who knew that success meant taking responsibility for his actions. It also looks at the years he spent on his father's business when he was still a child. The film looks at his relationship with his father and his mother, and his upbringing. The documentary also looks at the way he became president, and how it helped him to fulfil his dreams of being a leader. The way the people of the United States saw him was also interesting to watch. This film is very interesting and it is also very informative. I would definitely recommend this documentary to people. However, it does take some time to get to know some of the actors. However, I still have no problems with this documentary. It is very informative and entertaining. 9/10

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Patrick Campbell

I thought this movie was amazing. After seeing it for the first time, I felt the same as I did when I saw The Last Station. What I didn't know was that I was being lied to. The movie was really, really good. It had a strong story and plot. I really liked how it had so much detail and was true to the book. I have been studying The Last Station since I was 12. I read every book in it. After seeing this movie, I felt like I needed to see it again. I was shocked and embarrassed for the people involved in the production of this movie. I'm happy that they made the movie without editing it. It really showed the true meaning of the book.

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Jennifer K.

I watched this in a local cinema, just watching it and I thought it was a really good documentary. I wasn't expecting much from the movie, and it actually proved to be quite entertaining. It also manages to deliver a lot of emotional content, and is quite realistic. Some of the interviews are quite shocking, but still enjoyable. The film is a little slow in parts, but overall I'm glad that this was made. It seems to really make an impact on the viewer. The cinematography is also great. It has some real-life scenes, like during the interviews, and then there are some real-life scenes, like when the viewers are actually on the island, and it looks like a completely different place. The film is definitely worth watching.

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Doris O.

I saw this movie at the cinema when it was released and it was the first time I had seen it. I am a huge fan of the music of Led Zeppelin and so I thought I would be the next person to see it. I went in expecting to be entertained but I was actually quite disappointed. The first 45 minutes are slow and boring. The rest of the film is a series of interviews with the band members and their wives. The interviews are mainly boring and you really don't get to know any of the people. The band members don't seem to be able to act at all. The actors are all very good and the music is quite good. But the film is a waste of time and you will not find it interesting at all. The only thing that I can say for this film is that it is very well made and very good looking. But I would not recommend it to anyone.

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David Rodriguez

I really enjoyed this film. The characters were likeable and likable. The father who lost his wife and child and was able to tell his son he loves him and he was trying to make up for his mistakes. I feel this movie helps people to realize that you don't have to be a virgin to lose your child or wife, and that people can be cruel sometimes. I recommend this film to anyone who is interested in better understanding life, and how we can be forgiving of those who hurt us. Although this movie can be very hard to watch sometimes, I would highly recommend this movie to anyone.

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Brittany O.

A must watch for anyone who grew up in the 80's. I am quite old and I think I have seen this movie a hundred times and still remember a lot of things in the movie. The director, Oliver Stone, shows us a glimpse of what life was like in that era and what happened in the 80's. We get a view of how the media portrayed the men in the movie, and how the men reacted. The music in the movie is actually pretty good, and so is the acting. I don't think anyone can enjoy the movie without being a real music fan. If you like disco, or rock and roll, this movie is for you. If you like movies, this movie is for you. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves the 80's, or if you are a music fan. I give this movie 9 out of 10 stars.

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Susan

In 1996 I was offered a position with the United Nations as a Peacekeepers mission specialist. I was very young and naive when I accepted this position. However, I was quite familiar with the atmosphere in West Africa. I remember well the events leading up to and following the outbreak of civil war. I was not surprised when the government of the time refused to be the UN, but I was very pleased when I learned that the United States had offered to take on this mission and made a substantial contribution. This documentary was very touching. I watched it many times over the years and I still feel a sense of pride and pride that my country did the right thing. I was completely unprepared for the disaster that occurred. It's been almost two years since I watched this documentary and I still feel the same way. This documentary is extremely well made and informative. It is a must-see for all Americans. I also feel it is a great tool to help understand what went wrong in the area of international development. The world is moving in a different direction than it was prior to the 1990's. I would recommend this documentary to everyone. I just hope that the government in the United States and the UN see the light and do the right thing for the benefit of the American people.

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Steven Meyer

I am a fan of David Gilmour and have been since the late 70's. I have seen all of his albums and have been a fan of his since the early 70's. I was lucky enough to see a screening of this film at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was very well done, but not at all what I was expecting. The story of David Gilmour and Pink Floyd was not what I was expecting. The film was very informative, but at the same time it was very boring. I didn't feel like I had an understanding of the music of Pink Floyd. The film was not that great and it didn't bring the music of Pink Floyd to life. I have to say that the film was well made, but not at all what I was expecting. I would not recommend this film to anyone.

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Barbara

The Grand Illusion. In 1994, Bill Clinton offered a generous contract to Peter Hounsou, the photographer who captured the infamous photo of Governor Pat McCrory that proved to be a big deal. The contract was to be ten times the amount of the salary that Hounsou would have earned if the Governor had not signed it. But the press took the contract to be a political hit, and the campaign was off to a disastrous start. During the campaign, Hounsou was accused of being a traitor, and the state attacked his credibility. The evidence suggested he did not know the background of the Governor. While the damage was done, Hounsou still lived in peace with the press. Hounsou also went to court to get a copy of the photograph and get his money back. When the story went public, Hounsou was well aware of the conspiracy, and he was not going to be the scapegoat. In fact, he was the one to blame. He got the money and never had to pay any of the damages. He knew that the pictures were false and used that knowledge to get the money back. In the documentary, "The Grand Illusion", Hounsou asks the viewer, "Where was I?" Hounsou gets around the accusation of being a traitor by showing that he was using the pictures as a means to get back at the press. In his own defense, Hounsou uses the pictures as evidence that he didn't know the background of the Governor and could not have done it. If he had known the background, he wouldn't have signed the contract. It wasn't the contract, it was the information he had. He had a contract to do a photo and he used the pictures to get his money back. But when he was asked by the press to do a photo and the questions were not about the contract, Hounsou could not keep the matter quiet. Hounsou had to be involved in the conspiracy, and he had to know that the pictures were false. As the film was about the accusations against Hounsou, the main focus of the film was on the investigation by the WTVC reporter, Marc Fisher. Fisher had been given a copy of the photo, and he contacted Hounsou and explained the situation. Fisher told him, "I want to talk to you about the contract. It's a contract that says you take $10,000 to photograph a picture that is the Governor and your client's name, in front of a large crowd, and you get paid $2,000." Hounsou admitted to Fisher that he knew the contract was false, and that he was the one who did it. He said, "Well, I did it. The contract says that I take a picture of the Governor and my client's name and I get $2,000. And I don't think he took the picture." Fisher was not satisfied, and he wanted the story. After a week, Hounsou finally admitted that he had signed the contract, and that he had lied. He said, "Well, I just did it. I was trying to get the money back, and I'm the one who took the picture." Fisher took the picture and returned it to Hounsou. Fisher asked him if he was the person who took the picture and said, "Yes, that's me." Fisher asked Hounsou, "Do you have any money?" "

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Barbara

I saw this movie in my English class at school. I thought it was really interesting. I think the movie was really good and it was a really good story. I think it would be a good movie to watch with your friends or with your family. It is really good and it is a really good movie. I think you should watch it.

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Frances J.

The most graphic graphic movie I have ever seen. A brutal, tough look at the destruction of a city, shot in black and white with a very good sound track. This film had me on the edge of my seat for the first half of the film. A true story that makes you angry and sad. How bad things have gotten in Detroit. After the first 30 minutes I was on the edge of my seat. A good movie that really made me think.

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Madison Hughes

I was blown away by the amount of information in this film. The more I watched it the more I was amazed at what I was learning. This film deserves the Best Documentary Oscar. This film was a combination of history, science and life. Everything about this film was spot on. This film gave me a better understanding of the environmental issues and the actions we have taken to combat them. I can't wait to see this film again. I can't wait for the DVD. I was surprised at how much I learned from this film and I couldn't have asked for a better presentation.

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Jacqueline G.

While this is not a piece of documentary, it is still very important for anyone who cares about drug policy to watch. Drug policy is a major problem in this country and our politicians do nothing about it. The government needs to be able to deny people due to fear. The film covers the whole drug issue in detail and gives a real face to the problem. The documentary is mostly about the effects of drugs, but also some of the problems in the industry. All in all, it's a must-see. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Eric Reyes

I have watched a lot of documentaries and here is one of the best that i have ever seen. This is what a documentary should be. Great acting, great work with the story and with the footage. I hope the director goes on to make more documentaries in the future. I do not know if the director is Jewish or not, but i think that the story of a mother and son is so important that it should be told from the mother's point of view. It has been so hard for me to understand that these stories have been so hard for me to understand. I do not know if they were real or not, but it seems like that is what they were, that is what was happening to them. The director uses the clip of the 3 boys in a dream and shows how they will change their lives and how they will make a difference in the world. I think that all of these things are so important. If you are not Jewish or not Jewish enough to be able to understand that then watch the documentary and learn more about the Holocaust and the people who were involved in it. The director is Jewish and i think that he is the best of the best in the world for telling this story. I hope that he is able to make more documentaries in the future.

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Zachary S.

I never had the opportunity to see this film until I read some reviews from other users who said they were not able to handle the content. To me, it was more of a portrayal of the lives of people and their struggles. It is very rare to have someone get involved in the stories in this film. They all relate in some way to real life or to people who were at the center of the life that this film is telling. This film made me think about the things that I take for granted and the life I lead that is not as glamorous as I think it is. It really changed my perspective of life and it was very uplifting to see a film that has a positive message to it.

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Nicole Larson

I watched this film on a whim and was blown away by the acting and the story. It was so real and moving that I actually cried. I'm a huge fan of the HBO series "The Wire" and I really hope that they do a movie based on it. I'm a huge fan of David Simon and I'm also a big fan of the HBO series. I hope this movie is a success. I've always wanted to see this movie. It's a shame that HBO has not picked it up yet. I hope that this film is successful. If it is, I think it would be a great addition to the HBO series.

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Carl G.

I'd heard of this documentary, so I thought I'd see it. I was pretty surprised at the experience it was. I found the subject matter so interesting and thought it was an important film. I thought the film's message was very honest and very sincere. It really made me think. I also thought that it was extremely well produced and directed. I'm going to have to see this again to get more of the meaning behind it. I feel like I know more now about the events that happened in that building. I know it's a part of the history of Seattle. I think it's very important that we don't give away the ending because we don't want to give the viewers an ending that they don't want to have. I'm not going to give it away. This is an important film that is going to make you think and will definitely have an impact on you. I think that it is a film worth seeing.

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Brian M.

The film is about a woman, Mary (Uma Thurman), who went to California in order to be with her boyfriend. She was still single at the time, and because she was living alone she was afraid of being lonely. The film follows her through her daily routine, from the food she has to buy, to the problems she has with her mother and the neighbor. Mary's mother does not like the idea of her daughter going to the States, and tells her repeatedly that it is not a good idea. But when she goes, Mary feels very happy. She goes with her friend, Lila (Anjelica Huston), who is already married. The film has a wonderful soundtrack and the two actors are great. The soundtrack is very good, and you can hear many old songs, like "You and Me" and "You're the One That I Want". The film is very entertaining, and you will be very surprised by what you see.

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Rachel

I've read some of the reviews and they are pretty bad. My friends, I'd like to tell you that you should not judge a book by its cover. It doesn't matter if the movie is bad or good. The film is better than the book. What matters is the story and the characters. You have to see the movie to get the story. And yes, you can argue that the movie was a bit too long, but then you'd be wrong. The story is worth the whole film. The characters are worth the whole film. I hope to see more of Seth and Noah and they should be proud of themselves for bringing this story to the screen.

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Jennifer Carter

When I saw the title of this movie I was quite excited. A friend of mine suggested I watch it and I am glad I did. The concept was really cool and the storyline of the movie was fascinating. It had some great characters and interesting events. The actor's playing the protagonists really showed a lot of talent. My favorite character was the psychiatrist. He was very likable and had a lot of emotional depth to him. The reason I really like this movie is because I don't understand why people dislike this movie. I really liked the way the movie showed a different side to society and how society still hasn't got the message. This movie really brought back my memories of watching the movie Out of Africa. I thought the same movie was really great. This movie was a great way to watch about society and how it has a lot of flaws that we don't even see about in the movies. It shows how society is just a sad world of lies and crimes. I think this movie should be shown in school. I am a psychologist and I love this movie so much. I really recommend everyone to watch this movie and try to find out the story behind the story.

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Angela J.

I love this movie. It's one of my favorite documentaries. I can't understand why it's not more well known. It's a great look into the culture of the early 1970s, where sex was the main theme. The culture of the time was not as straight forward as it is today. The music was more complex and there was a lot of experimentation. The music was not as pop as it is today. It was more of an alternative to the rock and roll scene. The story of the band is interesting, as is the look at the band and the people who were involved in the band. It is a great look at a great era in American history. It's a great movie. I'm not sure why it's not better known.

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Scott Perry

I can't believe the reviews on this movie. I am a huge fan of the documentary, and I think it is a great piece of work. It's one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It's great that they didn't show any of the violence, but they did show a lot of the human side of the people involved. It's a great story, and it's great to see the people involved. The documentary is very well done. It's one of those documentaries that you watch, and it stays with you. It's one of those documentaries that you just have to watch.

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Rachel F.

The movie is really interesting and not only about the main character's struggle. It's also about the effects that the war and the economy have on the people. It's a really good movie.

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Brandon W.

I'm not really sure what to make of this film. I found it to be an insightful, moving and entertaining look at the real-life relationship between a mother and her daughter. The film is very well made, and I found it to be very insightful and thought-provoking. It also had some very disturbing scenes, but I did not feel that they were necessary to the story. However, I do think that the film was too short, and that it was too slow moving. I would recommend this film to anyone who has ever had a relationship with a parent, or has a parent in their life. It is a very powerful and realistic film, and I would recommend it to anyone who has had a relationship with a parent or a parent in their life.