Not again the bourgeois talk, please.
I'm predicting in the 70's for both Metacritic and Rottentomatoes. I think that's still fine for a BP nomination.
It will have a lot of passion from the film's lovers, but there will be definitely be haters of the film. Saw a Rottentomatoes critic last night tweet that he hated the film (but it admitted it was extremely well-made).
I´m guessing you haven´t seen "Vinyan", about the tragedy of a french woman (Emmanuelle Beart) and an english man (Rufus Seweel) who lose their son during the tsunami.
You can even watch a film from a more local point of view, if that´s what you fancy. What about an indonesian movie? Here:
Hope you enjoy
I dunno, my problem with The Impossible is I've heard that even all the other families shown suffering are also white tourists. I can understand the story focusing on a white tourist couple, but to consistently ignore the plight of the locals is damning.
I think some critics will be brutal to the film. I think it will really hit with the general audience and possibly enough Academy members to garner #1 votes. As cheesy as this might sound, I think this (and Lincoln) will be the most emotionally touching film of the nominees. I don't underestimate that.
Also, I read that Bayona wanted the extras to be the actual survivors of the tsunami.
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Beam me up, Scotty. Way up.
Regardless, there´s Thai people in it, and they suffer, and they are actually shown to be helpful (and saviors to the main characters)
Really, you can only find something offensive in this movie if you put all your effort into it. And some people will do, no doubt about it. Specially critics who want everybody to know they are really, really not racist at all. It´s also a sentimental film ( I don´t conceive how It could not be, considering the amount of emotions in display around a catastrophe like this, but that´s another discussion) so I agree with the previous posters, It´s not going to keep the RT and metacritic scores that It has now. My guess would be around 75-80% RT and 65-70 MC. Good enough for a BP nomination (and carrying Watts along with it) if indeed It gets seen by academy members and moves enough of them.
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01. Jessica Chastain
02. Jennifer Lawrence
03. Quvenzhané Wallis
04. Emmanuelle Riva
05. Linda Cardellini
I have decided that I am right.
Jessica Chastain pulls up in her Bentley to the studio. Entertainment Weekly is doing a photoshoot with potential nominees. Jennifer Lawrence is already there.
Jessica Chastain: Hi, everyone!
Helen Hunt: Who dis is?
Jennifer Lawrence: That little c-nt? She thinks she's gonna get nominated for a f-cking Osama bin Laden movie and people are blindly predicting her because she got nominated last year for a disposable role in The Help. Close your legs, honey. Your pussy smells like trout.
Jessica closes her legs and blushes. **She's getting awfully pissed**
Jennifer Lawrence: Cat got your tongue? You better not be shy because I'll f-cking beat you up!
Jessica Chastain: Listen here, a**wipe! I'm gonna have a much longer career than you will, and you will probably only be "that girl who starred in The Hunger Games and ran over some girl to see Honey Boo-Boo."
Helen Hunt: Seriously, who are you?
Tommy Lee Jones: I don't know who any of you bitches are but my c**k ain't gonna suck itself.
Jennifer Lawrence: Girl, shut the f-ck up! You were in a thousand movies last year because you are the master of the handjob to directors--Kristen Stewart can learn so much from you. Plus you're old enough to be my great-grandma. So why don't you turn around and shop at Kohl's and leave all the real bitches the f-ck alone.
Jessica Chastian begins taking off her jewelry. **She can't wait to fight**
Jennifer Lawrence strikes first, hitting Jessica in the boob.
Jennifer Lawrence: Take shelter, you stupid bitch! Helen, give me that wine bottle over there.
Helen Hunt complies, and soon Jennifer Lawrence smashes the bottle and Jessica is covered in scraps.
Jennifer Lawrence: F-ck you! And Mad Men was robbed at the Emmy's! So you tell that to your Homeland rip-off movie.
Emmanuelle Riva shows up fashionably late and sees Jennifer dominating Jessica, but by this time Jessica has clawed a gash in Jennifer's face--which isn't as bad as the gash in Keira Knightley oscar chances, but at least it's not a one-sided fight like the Best Actress race will be.
Emmanuelle Riva: AW HAEL NAW! Y'ALL MOTHERF-CKERS NEED TO STAND BACK BEFORE I POP A CAP IN YOUR MOTHERF-CKING ASS!
Helen Hunt: I'm so confused.
Emmanuelle Riva takes a hand gun and and knocks Jessica over the head with it. Riva contemplates doing the same to Lawrence but decides against it.
Just then, Marion Cotillard comes in the room.
Marion Cotillard: You'll never believe what I found on the side of the ...
Marion is cut mid-sentence; Emmanuelle Riva shoots at her, Cotillard getting away as fast she she can.
Emmanuelle Riva: That one is for Julie Christie, bitch! Lest we forget what you did in 2007.
Emmanuelle Riva walks out like a bad-ass bitch.
Helen Hunt: Seriously, I think I'm just going to go back to television.
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