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    Subject: Re: How to save for a rainy day.
    Date: Dec 21, 2002
    Sender: nickPrevious | Next

    I have to agree with Ruth. The problem with Solondz is that although he is convinced that he is exposing the hidden rough edges of the world in which we all live, he is in fact only exposing himself as a pretentious maker of sub-par film. While many extole the virtues of his films, I have yet to watch one that didn't make me roll my eyes with disgust for his inability to discuss anything of substance. His movies consistently attempt to make some inane point about suburban America through the use of "taboo" sexual topics/behaviors and a neverending list of unhappy and disaffected characters. The trouble is, he is never able to make a real point beyond the general malaize of suburban life. Fortunately, most of America is not as screwed up as the characters that Solondz would have us believe live among us. While I will not deny the attractiveness of making fun of suburban America, I believe to repeatedly make the same film about how much you hate it is to waste one's talent and time. I was amazed when I watched this film that someone would give him the budget to make it. It was, just like Happiness, totally worthless. At least Welcome to the Dollhouse was mildly original.

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    Re: How to save for a rainy day.

    sorry Ruth b. i do feel that this film is a popcorn movie for thinkers. if u don't like to think about a film (even life) don't watch the meister Todd Solondz. it is a great portrayal of how the 21st century is evolving.... some people will be ready to face it, some however will not.






    Comment index:

  • STORYTELLING   from Brownie, Dec 7, 2001
  • Re: STORYTELLING   from jesusz, Feb 15, 2002
  • I'll tell you why you should see it   from chelsea, Feb 18, 2002
  • How to save for a rainy day.   from Ruth B., Feb 19, 2002
  • Re: How to save for a rainy day.   from ph, Mar 5, 2002
  • Amazing film   from Gonzo, May 20, 2002
  • Re: How to save for a rainy day.   from billy, Jul 15, 2002
  • » Re: How to save for a rainy day. «   from nick, Dec 21, 2002
  • Conan O'Brien   from Chris, Jul 21, 2002
  • Re: Conan O'Brien   from david, Sep 19, 2004
  • it sucked   from nick mathers, Aug 6, 2002
  • Two films in one?   from Sam Scott, Aug 20, 2002
  • Re: Two films in one?   from ph, Sep 23, 2002
  • Re: Two films in one?   from Steve G, Jun 1, 2003
  • Re: Two films in one?   from , Oct 15, 2002
  • This film is tooooooo sweet   from steveo, Oct 15, 2002
  • wonderful   from mike, Feb 4, 2003
  • i love that movie   from whitney, Feb 7, 2003
  • Mark is so hot   from Brie and Tiara, Jun 21, 2003
  • Selma Blair is hot   from herb, Jul 16, 2003
  • antisemite   from john smith, Feb 9, 2004
  • Re: antisemite   from robert v, Nov 24, 2004
  • STORYTELLING   from Brownie, Dec 7, 2001
  • Re: STORYTELLING   from jesusz, Feb 15, 2002
  • I'll tell you why you should see it   from chelsea, Feb 18, 2002
  • How to save for a rainy day.   from Ruth B., Feb 19, 2002
  • Re: How to save for a rainy day.   from ph, Mar 5, 2002
  • Amazing film   from Gonzo, May 20, 2002
  • Re: How to save for a rainy day.   from billy, Jul 15, 2002
  • » Re: How to save for a rainy day. «   from nick, Dec 21, 2002
  • Conan O'Brien   from Chris, Jul 21, 2002
  • Re: Conan O'Brien   from david, Sep 19, 2004
  • it sucked   from nick mathers, Aug 6, 2002
  • Two films in one?   from Sam Scott, Aug 20, 2002
  • Re: Two films in one?   from ph, Sep 23, 2002
  • Re: Two films in one?   from Steve G, Jun 1, 2003
  • Re: Two films in one?   from , Oct 15, 2002
  • This film is tooooooo sweet   from steveo, Oct 15, 2002
  • wonderful   from mike, Feb 4, 2003
  • i love that movie   from whitney, Feb 7, 2003
  • Mark is so hot   from Brie and Tiara, Jun 21, 2003
  • Selma Blair is hot   from herb, Jul 16, 2003
  • antisemite   from john smith, Feb 9, 2004
  • Re: antisemite   from robert v, Nov 24, 2004