It was sent as a gift. The first time it said left on porch could not find it anywhere. I called customer service after an e-mail which was a total waste of time. They reshipped it but would not mark it signature required . I don't know if it made it or not.
I purchased this movie for my boys as a Christmas gift. They had been asking to see this movie for a long time. At first I was hesitant being that the trailers I had seen were showing all violence. Also all the adult reviews had said the movie was inappropriate for young children and not a cute fun loving movie like the first Cars movie. How wrong those ratings were! We all sat Christmas evening watching Cars 2, and we all LOVED it. Both my husband and I knew the ratings had to be wrong, and were probably written based off of the movie trailers only.\n\nI would definitely recommend this movie to any \"Cars\" fan.
So, here's the premise: Guy falls in love with a *s e x* doll. Hilarity and baudy humor ensues. Not quite!\n\nThis movie is a love story. It is the love of a brother and his wife, trying to make sense of a troubled brother. It is about the love of a community for someone desperate for love, lonely and detached. And, it is about a small-town doctor with infinite wisdom, caring and love. This film will make you laugh, cry and think (most often simultaneously#.\n\nA wonderful movie that I can guarantee will not be a \"watch-once-and-leave-it-on-the-shelf\" kind of movie. This is a replacement for the DVD that was worn out by myself and the myriad friends who borrowed it and watched it #many, many times).
After a long run of baroquely plotted crime dramas like Layer Cake and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, it's a little depressing to come across a vigilante drama whose sole twist is its protagonist's advanced age.
London, present day: Elderly pensioner Harry Brown lives a largely solitary existence on a sinkhole council housing estate in London where drug dealing and recreational violence are the norm and disaffected hoodie-wearing teenage criminals (or "chavs" as we call them in the UK - a word derived from the acronym of "Council Housed And Violent") treat the ugly concrete canyons as a combination of a playground and the gladiatorial arena. Harry, despite a once prestigious career in the Royal Marines, is an affable, peaceful man who keeps himself to himself; literally going out of his way to avoid confrontation on a daily basis. But after the passing of his wife, then the tragic death of one of his dearest friends, Harry finds himself inexorably drawn onto a collision course with the violent criminal elements that have terrorized the estate.
Harry Brown is not a perfect film, but it is an important one. It's probably the only film that realistically deals with the reality of the plight of the elderly and vulnerable at the hands of what has now become an epidemic of casual violent criminality in the UK. There were many moments it was just sad to me, his wife passing, then his friend -- and the loneliness of his life and the crime and violence that surrounded him. It's a great movie, I like Michael Caine and he had his Dirty Harry moments in his film. I'm glad it's a part of my collection, great acting, great storyline and well worth my recommendation.
To be honest with you, it didn't work in two of my players. They were really old tho. Actually, I just purchased a combo dvd\/vcr recording machine. I have family movies which I wanted to convert to dvds. Haven't had a chance to check out The Kid dvd but I'm assuming it will work. I do know for a fact that it is a great movie. We have it on VHS and I bought the dvd just in case the VHS wears out. Terrific family movie. Would recommend it highly.
Woody Allen has had a cinematic shower and come out refreshed with Match Point, abandoning his beloved New York for London's grey skies and unique social structure, picking up a new beat %u2013 both musically and metaphorically.
Lugubrious, bumbling and sit-com predictable, Our Idiot Brother has a couple of good ideas, no style, an episodic structure and some charming incidental pleasures, not the least of which are the performances, which are good.