It's not a blockbuster, action movie where there is one ridiculous CGI explosion after another. It was a simple story about two lonely people... simple, but well done. It's not your cuppa, but I like a lot of movies like that.
Have you ever seen "Garden State"? It was a very small, slow movie. Probably one of my favourites from the year it came out.
I wasn't there expecting to see action adventure, and I really don't care much for most of those movies....ie. 'The Avengers' s*cked.
I expect Bill Murray to be funny and he decided to make a movie with no humor. Kind of like Woody Allen, who also used to be hilarious and quit being funny.
I never saw Garden State.
I understand he probably wanted to branch out as an actor, but he should have stuck with what he was good at. There are a gazillion serious actors but comedy takes a different kind of talent and not everybody can do it well. He was an expert.
It's like if Barry Bonds at the height of his HR hitting prowess, all of a sudden wanted to be a slap hitter.
A lot of these guys want to do something "straight" once in a while; you know that Bill Murray was nominated for Best Actor for that roll, right? Jim Carrey has done a few movies where he was pretty good in non-comedy roles; however, Adam Sandler needs to stick to his stupid comedies (which are awful, too).
I was aware of the nomination, yes. Did he deserve it? No, not in my opinion.
Jim Carey is a much better serious actor. I actually think he's a little too far over the top when he does comedy. Not my favorite style.
pffffftt Adam Sandler is sh*t. I think Opera Man on SNL was the last thing he ever did that I liked.
I actually thought he was robbed that year, but Sean Penn was pretty good in "Mystic River". Bill was much better than the other three nominees (Johnny Depp in the first "Pirates" movie? C'mon.).
That ending is a shock, eh? I was watching and when it dawned on me, it was like "what the...".
Anyway, haven't read the whole thread and not sure your original criteria, but here is a list of great movies that you should eventually get to...
Dr. ZA Clockwork OrangeRaging BullFargo (someone mentioned this and it is a great movie, w/Clay Buchholz lookalike).The Deer Hunter12 Angry MenEasy Rider (cult 60's classic)It's Beautiful LifeCitizen KaneSling BladeDr StrangeloveAmerican History XAmerican BeautyLawrence of ArabiaOnce Upon a Time in AmericaCool Hand Luke
"Gentlemen,you can't fight in here,this is The War Room!"
Dr Strangelove still makes me laugh like the first time I saw it.