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Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.
The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.
What else would this sum buy you? I checked a random search for 2014 / 2013 favourites lists here on LB. I looked at 30 or so, and picked out what I saw as peoples favourites.
Under the Skin $16M
Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
12 Years a Slave $20M
I don’t say this lightly but Boyhood is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. Yet it is not a film filled with great revelatory moments or dazzling technical brilliance. It is distinctly ordinary in almost every department, but this is ultimately what makes it such a special experience that will resonate with any audience whether closer in age to the film’s chief protagonist or the adults struggling with parenthood: It is a film about life.
However, it is…
Guy is a hotshot tennis player who is married but in love with another woman. Bruno is a charming chap who loves his mom but also happens to be a sociopathic homicidal maniac. They meet as strangers on a train but after the ride ends it's only the beginning of this wild ride from the suspense master Alfred Hitchcock. How many of you have your name on your tie? The obvious sexual tension between Guy and Bruno. Gigantic bucket list.…