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Just watched this film,never seen it before.
It's one of the best/funniest films ever.
If you haven't seen it watch it. Big Grin
Wow, just getting around to that one now, huh? Just wait 'til you catch up to the films of 2007!

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Joking aside, it is actually pretty funny, but it just unnerved me to watch that poor old lady trying to walk with her legs in that condition. (It looked so painful). This is one of the very few remakes that is as good as the original version.

1955Meg

Just ordered it on Netflix...should arrive this week. Thanks for the tip, Dar! Big Grin
1955Meg Wrote:Just ordered it on Netflix...should arrive this week. Thanks for the tip, Dar! Big Grin
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Pachyderm I

tom hanks + coen bros =great.
For me it was an okay film. But really prefer the Coen Brothers original works. ( Just like I hate watching Tim Burton do another remake! ). But I think the original is funnier...just because of how impatient it makes the viewer. Alec Guiness is great , as a sort of evil Obi-Wan , and Herbert Lom as the psycho is hilarious. It was amusing to see how the Coens "Americanized" the British characters...but give me "O' Brother Where Art Thou? " or "The Man Who Wasn't There".
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General Disaster Wrote:For me it was an okay film. But really prefer the Coen Brothers original works. ( Just like I hate watching Tim Burton do another remake! ). But I think the original is funnier...just because of how impatient it makes the viewer. Alec Guiness is great , as a sort of evil Obi-Wan , and Herbert Lom as the psycho is hilarious. It was amusing to see how the Coens "Americanized" the British characters...but give me "O' Brother Where Art Thou? " or "The Man Who Wasn't There".
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I'm going to get a copy of the original.
I looked it up at the weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see that the late great Frankie Howerd is in it. icon_thumleft.gif
General Disaster Wrote:For me it was an okay film. But really prefer the Coen Brothers original works. ( Just like I hate watching Tim Burton do another remake! ). But I think the original is funnier...just because of how impatient it makes the viewer. Alec Guiness is great , as a sort of evil Obi-Wan , and Herbert Lom as the psycho is hilarious. It was amusing to see how the Coens "Americanized" the British characters...but give me "O' Brother Where Art Thou? " or "The Man Who Wasn't There".
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Yeah...such characters don't usually translate as well (and I still prefer the original British cast, in this case), but the Coens really did a good job of maintaining the nutty feel of the original while decidedly Americanizing (and modernizing) the tale. The humor is more crass in the remake (sign of the times, unfortunately) and no one can match Sir Alec Guinness for that wacky delivery of his, but Tom Hanks is pretty darn good at approximating it in his own style. I've had both versions for years and watch them from time to time (original more often than remake, though)...
General Disaster Wrote:For me it was an okay film. But really prefer the Coen Brothers original works. ( Just like I hate watching Tim Burton do another remake! ). But I think the original is funnier...just because of how impatient it makes the viewer. Alec Guiness is great , as a sort of evil Obi-Wan , and Herbert Lom as the psycho is hilarious. It was amusing to see how the Coens "Americanized" the British characters...but give me "O' Brother Where Art Thou? " or "The Man Who Wasn't There".
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Have to go with General Disaster on this one.

Just did not do it for me.

Tom Hanks was fine, but the material just sort of laid there.

It went nowhere <s>Fast</s> slowly.

Had a few moments ... "Everyone, Waffles forthwith."

Not a great film, otherwise.
Well I enjoyed it so there! Big Grin

Pachyderm I

i have to agree the orig is better but i lubs me some coen bros and t hanks.