What I am referring to, overthetop, is the fact that while Dirty, Pretty Things received critical acclaim it was not exactly a box office success (besides, a screenplay nom is like the Academy's equivalent of table scraps for Indie dogs).Originally Posted by overthetop
I'm trying to encourage more people to rent it now that it's got a second life on DVD, because I'm sure more people have watched Hollywood dreck like Taking Lives, or whatever formulaic "suspense movie" Ashley Judd has made lately, than this intelligent thriller which actually has something to say.
Speaking of dreck, I just watched Angelina Jolie in Beyond Borders, her UN adventure film. Her heart's in the right place, but there is hardly any effective characterization in this movie, and it's so poorly directed & written that even with the heartrending content, you just check out completely--spare yourself on this one, and read her journals which she wrote about her real work as Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR. I love Angelina, but I'd like to punch out her agent because she hasn't had a role that properly displays her talent in years.