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December 13, 2010


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Colin  Miller

I'm a big fan of Bulworth. Lost in Translation was also pretty good. And, even though it was a decade ago, Wonder Boys featured another terrific Michael Douglas performance that is in a similar vein.

Bill Turnier

Alfie (about 40 years old) is about a young guy who is always on the chase for women (birds as he calls them) and never gets clued into the potential life. He (Michael Caine) is still young when the movie ends leaving the viewer with a sense that life will unfold meaninglessly for him. I saw Up in the Air a while back and liked contrasting the two. In this movie you do get the feeling at the end that the lead actor (George Clooney) has caught on to the fact that life holds more for him although he is physically going on with things as they were for the time being.

Jacqueline Lipton

I had forgotten about Up in the Air. Good suggestion. I'm ashamed to say I've never seen Alfie. Wasn't there also a remake with Jude Law or something? I haven't seen it either but vaguely remember it coming out.

Jeremy Blumenthal

Sticking with Michael Douglas--though he's not so old--there's always "Falling Down."

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