Phenomenon (1996)

PG   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance


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An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

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  • John Travolta and Kyra Sedgwick in Phenomenon (1996)
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  • Jon Turteltaub in Phenomenon (1996)
  • John Travolta and Robert Duvall in Phenomenon (1996)

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6 September 2001 | jhazelett72
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| An Inspiration!
An ex-girlfriend talked me into seeing this movie, and I am happy she did. In my opinion, John Travolta deserved at least a nomination for an Oscar here, if not the award itself. The story was decent, but the performances of Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, and Kyra Sedgwick made me care about what was happening on the screen. By no means is this a romantic comedy. It's romantic, probably the most romantic film I have seen in a long time. The reason for that is simple...it's real. In most movies you see the main characters sleep together within a day at the most, which rarely happens with two people who are really in love. True love has to take time and effort, which is exactly what you see here. Travolta's George is patient, but not because he wants to be. If you're a romantic at heart you will understand and relate to him, and you will hope for his success as you would for your own. Without giving anything away, I will tell you that the ending is sad, but also heartwarming. George has his "experience" for no other reason than to suggest what we as humans can become. Phenomenon is a story about our potential, the good and bad things that can happen to us if we achieve it. We could only be so lucky, and watching the movie is a good start. I give it 8 out of 10 stars.

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