The acting in this show is atrocious. Or maybe it's just poor writing? The plot is great though, and could have been an awesome show. As I wrote in the title, the show is only just watchable. Continuity errors, poor writing, and less than adequate acting make it a bit of a drag.
I found this movie to be funny, serious, entertaining, a little sad in parts, but overall, it didn't suck! I don't think it would win any awards, but it served its purpose well - it entertained me for a couple of hours - isn't that all we ask of a movie?
It deals with some VERY serious teenage problems - parents divorcing, finding new partners, teenage pregnancy, young love (and old love), and the cruncher, whether to have sex or not. It covered just about most of the problems teenagers face these days.
It was essentially a good movie and dealt with these issues quite well - not too heavy, not too light.
Mandy Moore was pretty darned good too - she has a nice little career ahead of her me thinks! :)
Movies are meant to tell a story and entertain. Some do it well, others not so well, some really suck at it, and some more do it outstandingly.
I thought this movie rated well - it entertained, had the "human" element, was thought provoking, plenty of action, and had a happy ending - more or less.
Everything else is just detail. This movie made me angry, happy, and very, very sad in some places. What more can one ask?
As far as picking things like "oooh - the African's teeth were too white", or ramble on about the closeups or why the closeups were so regular and blah blah blah blah - good grief - if thats all one gets out of a movie - ANY movie - start reading books!
I give this movie around a 7.5 out of 10. Worth watching - even if it is only to see the lovely Princess Akosua Busia and her white teeth :-)
A short but poignant drama about nine African American heroes!
The summary says it all! It is only sad that some people in the South today STILL actually hate African Americans. Hopefully this will eventually be bred out of people, and people will be seen for WHO they are, not WHAT they are (with regards to the color of their skin).
Surely the struggle was/is vindicated by the success enjoyed by people who have fought hard for their rights, such as Ernest Green.
All very valuable members of the American public.
This movie skips quite a bit of detail, but for a taste of history, it is quite accurate whilst still being entertaining.
I recommend this movie to anyone interested in American history and the struggle between racism and humanity.
I am not a lover of comedies, however this is one of those exceptions.
What can I say? The title says it all. Tim Allen is brilliant (as usual), and Kirstie Alley is great as his support. The movie does not knock the Amish people too much, and the movie ends with everyone living happily ever after - even 'Big John'.
I thought the deleted scenes/bloopers i the closing credits was a great idea too.