Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wall Street


Dated, bad acting, but still relevant.
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I watched the film on PBS last night. "Wall Street" was made in 1987 - at the time of another crash. The film was so overacted by Catherine Zeta Jone's husband - although his line, "Greed is good..." really summed up the mindset of Wall Street and our Government (not to mention the movie industry) - and still does. Charlie Sheen wasn't the greatest and the scene with his dad in the hospital was so schmaltzy - Charlie's snivelling character confesses he never told his dad he loved him - that is so dumb - it is the reverse that is nearly always the case. Charlie was just feeling guilty because he used his dad. (Can you believe Michael Douglas won an Oscar for his performance?) And poor Daryl Hannah - what was she doing? Anyway - I can't believe how bad the film was - and yet so true.
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Although I had to conclude I never missed anything by not seeing the film in 1987.
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2 comments:

  1. Brads a super duper cute boy. Doesn't that make everything okay? The rules dont apply to beautiful people. Or to politicians.

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  2. Do me a favour Terry & visit a young man (sacristan) who has started a film review blog..perhaps you'd give him a plug? Many thanks

    http://filmreview08.blogspot.com/

    Jackie

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