Sunday, September 03, 2006

21 comments:

Billy McLellan said...

that made me want to watch again.

John T said...

That is one of the greatest movies of the decade. I wish either one of those actors would be able to duplicate the sweet and salty performances they created here.

Andy Scott said...

Oh, I love you.

I'm with john t., although it's actually my favorite movie of the decade. Brilliant stuff.

adam k. said...

It's pretty great.

One of my dreams in life is for Laura Linney to play my mother in a film.

Vertigo's Psycho said...

I love the way the title is referred to, but not actually stated ("Sammy, remember when we were kids? Remember what we always used to say to each other?"). It's a beautiful scene in a beautiful film (#1 on my list of favorite modern dramas), and I can only hope the forthcoming Ruffalo/Lonergan collaboration is in the same ballpark.

Beau said...

I need to watch it again, haven't seen it in ages.

Emma said...

One of my fave scenes in the movie.

Anonymous said...

You can count on me!! one of my all time fav movie!!!

NATHANIEL R said...

Joe and I will be talking about this and some other movies soon in a new conversation article. stay tuned.

Unknown said...

an acting masterpiece from Linney and Ruffalo

adam k. said...

But, it must be said, Nathaniel, Ruffalo had a LEADING role.

par3182 said...

lovely

par3182 said...

bonus - it reminds me of this

NATHANIEL R said...

par -that is too funny. even the heels out toes in pose. crazy.

adam -sure. but i use to be loose about these things too until it got so egregious that I had to wise up. I wish the academy would too.

adam k. said...

Do you think Ruffalo deserved a lead nom? Russell Crowe aside, 2000 was a very strong year for lead actors. I can't say Ruffalo was necessarily better than Bardem, Bale, Hanks, Crudup, Harris, or even Futterman for that matter. Aside from Bardem and Bale, I'm not really sure who I'd choose.

adam k. said...

Come to think of it, it's kind of a Gyllenhaal in BBM situation. Love the performance, but couldn't quite justify giving it a lead slot in such a strong year. So nomming him in support would just feel so good, even though I know it's bad.

Actually, with Ruffalo, I think I'd place him above at least Futterman and Hanks, so he'd get a slot in my book anyway.

Glenn Dunks said...
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Glenn Dunks said...

I... stillhaventseenthismovie

(please don't slap me. it's because I'm allergic to Mark Ruffalo)

Vertigo's Psycho said...

The Ruffalo comparisons to Brando were apt, IMO. I'd unhesitatingly give Ruffalo Best Actor for 2000 over anyone- I was blow away by his astounding, finely shaded performance (the naturalness, the sensitivity, the immaturity/old soul mixture, the humor, the anger) and subsequent viewings have done nothing to alter this opinion. I can't see any other actor playing the role with the same distinctiveness- Ruffalo "owns" the role of Terry. Although physically Mark didn't match up with the also-perfectly cast and brilliant Laura Linney, from their first scene together the two of them are so convincingly in synch you never doubt they're siblings who share a rich history and a deep bond.

I don't have any problem with Ruffalo's screen time- Linney's Sammy has more scenes, but the film's about Sammy and Terry's bond, and Mark is definitely the male lead (Culkin and Broderick offer excellent male supporting performances).

P.S.- Kamikaze, quit cheating yourself, watch this wonderful movie, and become a Ruffalo fan. You know you want to.

Glenn Dunks said...

(it was an excuse because i honestly don't know WHY i haven't seen this.)

NATHANIEL R said...

Glenn,
I think you need to rent this movie and then give us a full report on your conversion to the Ruffster