Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The best two-hour vacation in town!
Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Came for Maggie Smith. Stayed through the whole movie for her, Jane Fonda and Michael Caine. Pretty funny, though.
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Well, this film has a loaded cast for sure, but it's nothing more than two hours.of.bickering. Seriously, they all yell and scream at each other and it feels like a bad play.
Basically it's four different groups all in the same hotel for a few days. I didn't really care about any of the snobby characters either, despite some bigger names.
Mathau's kissing scenes will give you nightmares!
Dana Plato shows up briefly as Fonda and Alda's seventeen year old daughter, despite only looking ten.
what a turkey. oh man.
it's a movie where everyone is bitter and miserable. it's a lot like my life except i don't get to stay in a nice hotel room. Michael Caine has some good lines though.
I try not to harp too much on the Oscars, but this may be the worst Oscar-nominated script I've seen. Entirely disjointed, unfunny and uninteresting, with occasional flashes of anything compelling being smothered within seconds. (D+)
Neil Simmon's Plaza Suite 2.
Plaza suite featured three episodes--the West Coast version stretches it thinly to four. Tarantino did it better with Four Rooms, no comparison.
Alda/Fonda: Perfection--both at their best. No comedy though--drama only.
Caine/Smith: The best episode of the film.
Pryor/Cosby: Annoying, uncharacteristic, unnecessary slapstick filler.
with the family
I feel the only good scenes in this film were that of Maggie Smith (who would win her second Oscar for her performance) with Michael Caine, and Cosby and Pryor. Other than that, i found the Fonda/Alda and Mattahu story lines not necessary and a little dull.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- À nous la liberté
- About Schmidt
- Absence of Malice
- Adam's Rib
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