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American Dresser is a movie starring Gina Gershon, Keith David, and Bruce Dern. When a recent widower consumed with regret seeks absolution in riding his motorcycle cross-country to confront the mistakes of his past, he unexpectedly...

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1 hours 37 minutes
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Drama, Adventure
Carmine Cangialosi
Carmine Cangialosi
Keith David, Gina Gershon, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Dern
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
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When a recent widower consumed with regret seeks absolution in riding his motorcycle cross-country to confront the mistakes of his past, he unexpectedly discovers that life is about moving forward, one mile at a time.

Comments about drama «American Dresser» (24)

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I loved this film, but was not impressed with the content of the movie itself. The film is based on the book, The Best of Maxine Hong Kingston. The movie follows the social events of the time of its publication, and the book. The basic story is pretty much identical, except that there is an element of politics in the main plot of the book, which I found, frankly, very boring. In the book, there are a lot of conflicting views on what is a "good" or "bad" colour in the society, and there is a lot of social conflict. This was also the core of the book. But, in the movie, there is only a small part of the book that is translated into the movie. In the book, you can say that society is divided into two groups: the good and the bad ones. This is not present in the movie. But it was somewhat accurate, since the society was very divided, and no one was ever able to have an easy solution to any social issue. The movie was also very violent and bloody, but the book is more lively. The movie is not too bloody, but not too gory either. There is no sex or nudity in the movie. The movie is not an adaptation of the book, so I have no issue with that, although the movie is not exactly the same. The movie is interesting for it's subject matter, and the scenery and the acting is great. It is a good time pass, but only if you enjoy a good book.

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This is a film that definitely appeals to those of us who are fans of the old South. To me it was great to see so many of our original stars in the cast, but it was also very intriguing to see all the different things that they had to deal with on their own time. There are some fun scenes as well, such as the horse's bathroom. It's definitely one that I will buy on DVD.

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Arthur R.

This movie is one of the best if not the best movie I've ever seen. It is about a lady who is suffering from severe anxiety problems due to the extreme stress that she has been through, and her estranged mother who is trying to make ends meet by her or her boyfriend's (Christina Ricci) (Oscar and Golden Globe nominated) work. She is also having mental issues due to the trauma and the lack of a support system. They both live with this constant tension in which they constantly think about each other and their future, but also being locked away from the outside world that they never know. There are few plot twists, but what I really liked was how the film shows the general sense of how one feels about their world when they are locked away, but it is still a very honest depiction of the human condition. The cast is very good, but I liked the performances of Christoph Waltz as a bank official who feels like he has no control over the situation he is facing and is full of doubt, Richard Gere as a man who seems to be coming to terms with his mental illness, and of course Christina Ricci as a woman with severe anxiety problems. Overall, I think this is one of the best movies I've seen all year, and I highly recommend it to everyone, especially because it is a very honest and realistic depiction of mental illness, and because it also makes you want to give up. Overall, I give this movie a 9 out of 10.

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Philip Fowler

Great acting by all, especially Anne Bancroft as the mother who doesn't want her child to join the scouts. A terrific little movie.

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Andrea W.

One of the films I've been looking forward to for some time. The new Star Wars prequel, not as good as I wanted, but not bad. OK it's not that great as well but still, better than the original Star Wars prequel. And with that said, I think there is a LOT to be said about this film, and if you haven't seen it, I suggest you do. The plot is actually pretty good and there are some great moments that you'll find in the movie. There is a lot to say about the action in the film, and while there isn't anything quite on the level of the prequels, it does have the same vibe as the originals, which was a lot of fun. Some of the music is pretty damn good as well. The story itself is pretty good as well, the writing is very creative and there are a lot of twist and turns to keep you interested. The acting is very good, in my opinion, and I think this is one of the better films of the year. The movie isn't flawless, but it does have its moments that are pretty good and it's one of the better films of this year. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you do.

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Cynthia Stanley

I was watching this film, then this fan told me that it is made in honor of the "The Odd Couple". I thought that this should be a part of it, so I thought why not watch it. I thought that this movie was really good, it had a good story, a good acting and it also had a great cast. I think that everyone should watch it, there is no bad thing about it. My friends and I thought that it was a good movie, and I think that it is a really good movie for people who love movies.

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I had forgotten about this film until last week when I was watching some other films on cable and came across this. I actually had the same feeling I had about this film when I first saw it back in 1996 - that if I were to have made a film this is the type of film I would make. This film is about a man with a heart of gold who is haunted by his past and by the past of those he cared for - in particular, a former wife, who is now in prison. When his past catches up with him, he is forced to make an extremely difficult choice - to go to prison, or to spend the rest of his life in a mental institution. This film has been recently rediscovered by a member of our family. We cannot go into details but it was so important that we should know what we were watching and I have already mentioned the story and the acting, which are both great. As well, I want to mention that it is in English - so if you are not familiar with the language, then this is not for you. The only other problem with this film is that I am not a fan of music - so the music was not used in the best possible way. But I digress. I was in college when this film was made and I will never forget the first time I saw it. I just felt I had to watch it again because it was so powerful and my heart was pounding every time I saw the character. Now that I am older, I have come to like this film even more. Now I have it on VHS. This film is a classic and I can see why it has been in the middle of the pack for so many years. But if you don't have this film, then I urge you to watch it, because it is a classic film that is truly worthwhile.

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Evelyn C.

I was surprised with how nice the film was. I have to say I have never seen a film that made me cry as I did in this one. The characters are so real. This is a film about life and the times we are in, and that's what makes it so great. What I can say is that this film is better than the Omen and The Exorcist. I really do hope this film gets wide distribution. I don't care what anyone says, this is a film for those who love a good tear jerker. I would definitely recommend this film to any Christian film buff. Thank you for reading my review. I hope you enjoy it.

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Kimberly Kelley

I am not a full fledged fan of the original series. But I love the book so I give it a watch. It is a good, light-hearted movie that is very close to the book. It is not the best movie ever, but it is a good start. I don't feel like I am watching a movie. It is a movie that I just sit down and enjoy. The ending was great and I think that it would have been a lot better if it was a better movie. In any case, this is a movie that I recommend to fans of the series or a fan of anyone.

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Well, like I say, it was not a movie for everyone, but I found it to be a good one. Not a very profound film but still I really enjoyed it. The story is more like a classic novel and this was the only way for the film to stand out. The film has many of the attributes of a great American novel and that's what I was looking for. One thing that really struck me about the film was the soundtrack. The music created the mood and overall feel of the film and it was a great idea to use that. I also liked the film's pacing, which is a rare thing for me. There are some really slow, but engaging scenes in the film, such as the meeting and their introduction. In some ways, it reminded me of the film, L'Oreal Paris. The film is not overly long, but I think that the length was purposely made to create some sort of emotional tug at the heart strings. It also helped that the film was able to highlight some great performances in the cast. James Earl Jones, Cary Elwes, and Robin Wright are all great in the film, as well as Ethan Hawke. All three are very convincing as the various characters. The one weak link in the cast is Alan Arkin who did a really poor job of the English Prince. Most of his lines were written to make him sound like an annoying nerd. The film is very much a character study and it is told from the eyes of the protagonist. It was a very fine performance by the way. I loved how he was able to express his emotions and that he was able to express that he had emotions in other people as well. The film has also one of the most beautiful love scenes I have ever seen and it was beautifully shot. The scene in the park in the hotel, the scene in the hotel room and the ending were all beautiful and well shot. It is a very nice film, but if you are expecting a complete masterpiece, you will not be very satisfied. You can always say that the film is flawed and not perfect, but it is still a good film. I rate the film 8/10

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We are dealing with a close-knit and not-quite-family-like community in rural Illinois, where one of the school's drill sergeants has run afoul of his superiors. Perhaps the film's main conceit is that that action may well have been provoked by personal animosity among the drill sergeants; but that is not a central element of the story. The principal character is an officer of the law who was promoted to the rank of captain by a coup, and who now is on the hunt for the drill sergeants who plotted against him. The film is divided in thirds, with the last third the drill sergeants' story. The first third tells the drill sergeants' story, and the second third shows the relationships among the drill sergeants. I found the first third to be the most engaging, and the second third to be the least engaging, but if I'm grading it on a curve, I'd give it a 10. The first three-quarters of the film are extraordinarily well done. The action sequences are exciting and realistic; the characters are well-developed and believable. I particularly enjoyed the character development, which is heightened by the fact that the entire cast is, from start to finish, armed with a weapon. The training scenes are also well done; I found myself looking at my watch a lot more than I did during the first three-quarters of the film. But the last third, and the bit that involves the scandal, falls a little short of its potential. The transition from the first three-quarters to the second is shaky and predictable. The scandal is also less impressive, for two reasons. First, the character of the drill sergeants' plot to overthrow the local high school superintendent is never fully revealed. Second, the drill sergeants' character, while being portrayed as admirable and steadfast in the film, turns out to be an insufferable narcissist, with little of the "devious genius" of the first three-quarters. In short, there were some very good parts in the first three-quarters, but this last third could have been better. This is certainly not a film for everyone; if you are easily offended, you will probably be bored to tears, while those who are not easily offended may find the film too slow and/or drawn-out. But if you can get past the first three-quarters, and the first part of the film, you should find yourself very satisfied with this film.

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Nicholas F.

This film is great, the actors do a great job and the story is much better than you'd expect. The film is so much fun and this movie does what many superhero movies do - make you wanna be one. This film is a must see for people of all ages and it will have you having a great time!

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Since "The Mothman Prophecies" aired, I've seen a few reports about it, and they're all very positive. One thing I didn't like about the movie was the fact that it seemed to indicate that the presence of extraterrestrial beings is as far-fetched as that of the Loch Ness Monster. But I guess that's what makes an alien invasion thriller so interesting. Aliens would be quite a surprise in a movie like "The Mothman Prophecies" because most of the UFO speculation is made up, as is the general level of the threat of extraterrestrials. So, the movie would have been a lot less mysterious if the makers had simply explained the "big-secret" behind the supposed UFO sightings to the viewer. But again, aliens are shown as more plausible than Loch Ness Monster sightings. "The Mothman Prophecies" was a good movie, but it was not a deep movie. I would recommend that people who like mysteries and alien invasion thrillers should see "The Mothman Prophecies."

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Ashley G.

The story begins with a big fish named Stephen playing golf and then goes into a ski lodge with his girlfriend Kate and the high-schooler/pupil Ben who was living at the same place. While in the lodge, they are taken hostage by a rival group of hockey players. The motive is that a former pro player, Bob is trying to get to the top of the hockey world. Although the stories is very simple, it does a good job to tell the story. You could watch it at night without missing much and you will be entertained.

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Patricia Ross

This is one of the few films I have seen lately, and only recently found out that it was based on a true story. It is also one of the most satisfying films I have seen in a long time. The acting is excellent, and even though it does sometimes seem like the script is flying by you, I felt as if I was watching the film on screen. This is a film that is very hard to dislike. You can't help but be drawn into the story, and you almost feel the same pain the character suffers as if you were watching it on screen. I also liked the way the story was told, because even though the events aren't what we would think they would be, the people involved are still portrayed as real people. I would recommend this film to anyone. If you like music or seeing different genres of film, then this is definitely a film to see.

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I first noticed this movie when it aired on MTV and I was hooked. I wasn't aware of the artistic and artistic aspects of this movie. I had never heard about it before, so I decided to see it and it was a great surprise. The acting and the directing were both very good. I especially liked the parts where the musicians were trying to get the band back together. The musical score was also very well done and at the same time it made the movie more beautiful. I hope to see more of this movie on the big screen. It will definitely be a movie that will be remembered.

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I don't watch a lot of romantic comedies but this one was quite interesting to watch and it was filmed in a rather nice way. It was clear what was going on in the story, and I was on the edge of my seat most of the time, actually. I think that this movie is very good because the characters aren't too strong or too weak. They're just plain and simple people who love each other. It shows what can happen when you have a family and you have no one to look up to. It's very sad when you have a wife who doesn't like you because she's too stubborn or doesn't like you because she thinks you're too lucky. It's very sad that people live like this in this world and why is it so easy to love a woman or a man, but not this way? This is why I think this movie is great.

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Kathryn Bishop

I really like the idea of a main character not knowing a lot about her. The character in this movie was written quite well. I enjoyed the actors playing the characters. I thought the acting was good and the film was really beautiful. The films main plot was very original. I thought the overall idea was very interesting. I thought the movie would have been a lot better with a different ending.

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Larry Woods

I read a review of this movie that said it was a weak attempt to show us how the women of the day felt about their bodies. Well I have to disagree with that. This movie was obviously based on a true story, and the only reason it didn't hit the mark for me was because I didn't feel like I had to see all of them get it on. Yes, I am very selective about what I see. This movie had good acting, good writing, and good cinematography. That is why I gave this movie an 8. If you like to see good performances in a good film, then you will like this movie. If you like to see a good, strong female lead, then you will like this movie. I have seen this movie twice, and I enjoyed it more every time.

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I came into this film expecting a shallow flick, but it turned out to be one of the most interesting, and true dramas of the year. The story of the country's inability to provide housing for the poor and middle class was gripping. The setting was beautiful. It had the feeling of a Spanish nueve run, or the French Revolution. The special effects were wonderful. I didn't feel like I was watching a foreign film, it was more of a character study. The acting was believable. You truly felt for each of the characters. I truly felt a sense of loss, sadness, and despair for the poor, and middle class. All the acting was great, I could not imagine anyone else playing such a role. I thought the ending was extremely uplifting. I wish I could see this movie again, but it will be difficult.

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Gloria Wheeler

I had been looking for this film for several months and finally got a hold of it on Netflix. The trailer and pictures looked great and it looked like a really well made film. What I found was that the film was very slow and at times boring. I can understand why people would be bored and not want to watch it but I found myself frustrated and looking at my watch a lot. The lead actor did a good job with the role and did a great job in delivering his lines. The film overall was a good experience but I don't know if I would watch it again.

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Roger G.

This film is both funny and touching, mostly in the midst of a dispute between the father and the son, and it's all of the parents involved that I was hoping to see. As always, David Copperfield is a huge character to me, and I was glad to have seen him again as a father and brother. As I said, there were a few things that I thought were goofy, like the music at the start and end, but I still loved the film. It was nice to see the entire cast in one movie for the first time. My favorite scene was when the father and son first see each other in the woods, and I think the music that plays in the background was a great touch. What a great film!

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Daniel Fisher

I don't think I have seen a movie that has a more intriguing plot. In this movie, people are separated by a wall of humanity, a wall that changes the look of humanity. You are completely tied up to the walls of the screen, the emotions of the people feel as if they are not living anywhere else. This movie is completely captivating. A must see.

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Brittany Campbell

This is a really nice film about a middle aged alcoholic house wife who becomes a homeless vagrant. (Who lives with her psychotic husband and a young child, but seems to have a happy end) Great supporting cast and a very modern take on the 60s/70s mid-class, non-adventurous upper middle class, housing development, singles, or orgy, and dysfunctional family. It is about as disturbing as it is funny. I did not think it was out of date as I live in the same area. It has a good ending.