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Old 01-02-00, 08:45 PM
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I just found out about the Citibank5 coupon at Reel.Com and looking to buy the Steven Soderbergh flick, Sex Lies and Videotape. I was wondering what it's about, and is it good?

I'm probably the biggest Soderbergh fan ever! So, I'm looking to buy a good movie, but I just want to make sure it's worth it. Please post your thoughts here, if you have any. Thanks a bunch.

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Old 01-02-00, 08:53 PM
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Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Andie MacDowell ruins everything!
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And as a true DVD fan, why would anyone watch this movie with such a heinous title! (Okay, some of us can't get past "Sex" so you're excused.)

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Troystiffler,

If you're the biggest Soderbergh ever then why haveb't you seen "Sex, Lies and Videotape" yet? Anyway, it' a comedy-drama centered around four characters in New Orleans. Funny, moving and well-made, this was the indie film that changed the modern indie film. Definitely worth seeing and getting but I recommend that you rent it first and then decide if you'd like it to join your collection.
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Q: Is it good?
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Seems to be differing opinions here. I thought it was quite good, although it may not be what some expect. Forget about the sex, there isn't much. It's mostly a talk-driven character study. James Spader is excellent in this film. It also features the debut of a young Laura San Giacomo, who is HOT in this movie, absolutely gorgeous. I don't like Andi Macdowell myself but she doesn't get in the way too much.

The DVD transfer is amazing, it really looks good. This disc has both P&S and 1.85:1 versions on it.
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Q: Is it even kinda, sorta, somewhat good?
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Old 01-05-00, 05:24 PM
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Doh! I think I would have bought it anyways just to complete my Sodergergh collection, but I dragged my feet too long. It's now off of the Reel 50% off list. O well maybe next time. Thanks guys for the reviews.

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Old 01-10-00, 05:29 PM
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Andie MacDowell is so so hot in this movy
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I saw about the first hour of this movie not too long ago, and I wasn't too impressed. However, if you're undecided about buying this title, keep in mind that it has a commentary by Soderbergh, whose commentary on "Out Of Sight" seems to be a very popular one. I believe the commentary also features Neil Labute, director/screenwriter of "In The Company Of Men" and "Your Friends And Neighbors"

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I thought this movie was great. Not a lot of action, if that is what you are looking for. But an incredible character study, and there are quite a bit of intertwining plot twists and metaphors.

I found this movie to be more thought provoking than anything else, so if you are looking for a thrill ride, forget it.

But, then, my tastes may differ from those of the more vocal members here. I did not like "Dark City," and a lot of people here have raved about that one. I thought "The Usual Suspects" was OK, but trite and I knew the "surprise" at the end within about 10 minutes of watching the beginning.

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That's funny Hoc, someone who agrees with me on all three of the movies you mentioned. Actually I didn't think Dark City was all that bad, but not nearly as good as some seem to think it is. I wonder if it had been a megahit if the same people would like it as much......
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Wolfchild--

I guess we are both very sick people.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Wolfchild:
I don't like Andi Macdowell myself but she doesn't get in the way too much.<HR>



Couldn't have put it any better myself


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