It's a harsh reality that handsome guys with nice bodies get away with being complete jerks and still maintain an active dating life, while average-looking guys can have great personalities and women will be repulsed by them, but it is indeed a reality. Sure, it isn't right for Hoffman to be lusting after one of his underage students, but I'm sure if he were ten times better looking, people wouldn't be as disgusted-because God knows that teachers sleeping with their students is sweeping the globe like an epidemic.
The approach to these character interaction scenes is almost documentary-like, which adds to the film's engaging qualities. I love the scene between Pepper and Hoffman, where they chat about dating and Pepper describes his buddy as being part of the 62nd percentile, in the dating world. Sometimes it doesn't work when you deviate from the main characters to focus on the supporting characters, but in this film it did, being that they're very essential in Monty's life and it's helpful to allow the audience to know them inside and out.
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The acting is terrific. Edward Norton is always brilliant. But the supporting cast is just as strong. Barry Pepper is a wonderful actor as well, and it's interesting to find out that he's from Vancouver, yet he convincingly inhabits the character of a true New Yorker.
Brian Cox is only in the film for about 20 or 30 minutes, but his appearances are very memorable, and he is absolutely magnificent. After seeing him in this movie, I must add him to my list of favorite underrated actors. It's ironic that he shows up in practically every other film, yet he never gets the recognition he deserves. Hopefully, one day he will. Even Tony Siragusa impressed me. Well, he is great, and pulls off the Ukrainian accent with hardly a hitch.
I also liked how his character would mess up on his English every once in a while, instead of these foreign characters in movies who speak perfect English, only with an accent. I'm always proud to see Philip Seymour Hoffman, who never fails to impress. So I think of him as an inspiration to all overweight aspiring actors. Of course, this person didn't mention anything about his acting, but that just proves how superficial of a society we live in today. Even these so-called reality shows try to include the most beautiful people possible.
So people get hypnotized into thinking that's reality. I'm a heterosexual man, so naturally I'm open about enjoying the sights of beautiful actresses, but that's not going to impact how I feel about their acting abilities. And the sight of beautiful women alone surely doesn't make a film good i. Speaking of beautiful women, wrapping up this talented cast are Anna Paiquin and Rosario Dawson.
But she's a fine actress, and despite these similarities, she takes different approaches to each of her characters. Rosario Dawson just gets hotter and hotter by the movie. She really has a commanding screen presence, outside of her outstanding beauty. I only have two minor criticisms about the film. My other criticism is the use of flashbacks. In the scene where Dawson and her friend are in the playground, and Norton first meets her, is obviously a flashback since Dawson is wearing a Catholic private school uniform. But there are other scenes that I didn't realize were flashbacks until I watched the movie with Spike's commentary.
But even without knowing those scenes were flashbacks, I didn't feel thrown off, so that's always a good sign. The movie is long, but not overlong. As I said, this is Spike at the top of his game. Hell, even if you're not a Spike Lee fan, you should appreciate this film! It's a smartly written, well-acted, character-driven drama that doesn't come along too often.
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Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
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In any case, their aftermath is not so much the topic of Mr. Lee's movie as an important element of its atmosphere. In one of the film's most memorable scenes, two characters talk in an apartment overlooking ground zero, whose floodlighted glare and somber activity make it impossible to concentrate on the dialogue: Undoubtedly, the show-stopping scene in the film is a moment when Monty Edward Nortion , staring into a men's room mirror, launches into a profane tirade against his fellow New Yorkers and everyone else.
His rage is impressively ecumenical, encompassing blacks, brutal police officers, gays, Osama bin Laden, the rich, the poor and every other ethnic or social type you can think of: Obviously the sequence is very reminiscent of a similar scene in Do The Right Thing, but surprisingly, it's equally as effective here as it was back then which could be viewed as a powerful statement on how little progress we've made over the years. Of course I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the brilliantly ambiguous ending.
It is Lee's mission statement that this isn't a film about a plot, with a beginning, middle, and end. This is an imprint of the isolated times we live in. Who are we as a people? How do we define ourselves in relation to others? The whole film plays in a subdued, almost depressing tone. There are no laughs to be had, no falsely engineered moments where the characters break bread, and cry, and get all remorseful -- none of that. We feel as Monty feels: During the early to mid's Spike Lee was a director who could do no wrong in my eyes.
His films were of a very high calibre and then he hit a dip in form, seemingly never recovering. This however, was a reminder of how good he can be. Based on the novel by David Benioff - who also wrote the screenplay, it tells the story of Monty Brogan Edward Norton a Manhattan drug dealer who has to confront the choices he has made in life on his last day before serving a seven-year prison sentence.
He spends his last 24hours of freedom with his girlfriend Naturelle Rosario Dawson his father Brian Cox and his two best friends Frank Barry Pepper and Jake Philip Seymour Hoffman , all the while determining who really sold him out. This is a Spike Lee "joint" I don't mind taking a hit off, at all. Filled with very intense and dramatic conversations and confrontations between the characters, delivered with superb performances. Norton and Hoffman have already cemented their reputations but Pepper is a highly under-rated actor that I predict will be winning awards very soon with the quality he consistantly delivers.
It's a real joy to watch them bounce off each other, adding real gravitas to some well written dialogue. Lee's direction is also up close and personal, giving it a further sense of realism. Lee also explores the multi-cultural diversity of the city, like he has done previously in "Do The Right Thing" and "Jungle Fever", among others. The diversity is also played out in the three friends, with very different values. It's an ambitious film with nearly every other scene or character, subtly displaying metaphor for the fragile state of the city they inhabit. More Top Movies Trailers Forums. Season 7 Black Lightning: Season 2 DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 Doctor Who: Season 11 The Flash: Season 5 This Is Us: Season 3 Saturday Night Live: Season 4 The Walking Dead: Renewed and Cancelled TV Shows View All Photos The clock is ticking on Monty Brogan's freedom--in 24 hours he goes to prison for seven long years.
Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say goodbye to the life he knew--a life that opened doors in New York's swankiest clubs but also alienated him from the people closest to him. In his last day on the outside, Monty tries to reconnect with his father, who's never given up on his son, and gets together with his two closest friends from the old days, Jacob and Slaughtery. Also in the mix is his girlfriend, Naturelle, who or might not have been the one who tipped off the cops. Monty's not sure of much these days. But with time running out, there are a lot of choices to be made.
Edward Norton as Monty Brogan. Barry Pepper as Frank Slaughtery. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Jakob Elinsky. Rosario Dawson as Naturelle Rivera. Anna Paquin as Mary D'Annunzio. Brian Cox as James Brogan. Tony Siragusa as Kostya Novotny. Levani as Uncle Nikolai. Tony Devon as Agent Allen.
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Misha Kuznetsov as Senka Valghobek. Michael Genet as Agent Cunningham. Patrice O'Neal as Khari. Al Palagonia as Salvatore Dominick. Aaron Stanford as Marcuse. Armando Riesco as Phelan. Brad Williams as Trader No. Rodney "Bear" Jackson as Trader No. Keith Nobbs as Luke. Felicia Finley as Jody. Radu Spinghel as Zakharov.
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