[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Some secrets are too big to keep hidden.
Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.
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Destiny, redemption, and family curses form the thematic foundation of Andrew Davis's "Holes," a kid-friendly adventure based on the beloved, kid-friendly book. While the film has no pretensions of being anything more than an solidly energetic adaptation of the book, it has enough going on by its climax that it should appeal to adults as well.
Moving back and forth between flashbacks and the present day, "Holes" follows Shia LaBeouf's Stanley Yelnats as he does time at a juvenile facility for stealing shoes. His punishment at the detention ranch is to dig holes with everyone else incarcerated there. There maybe something more than meets the eye to the ranch and its cadre of adult characters, and lessons are learned as…
The first book that I read all by myself (yeah, I was good; I got a gold star!), and one of the best films of my childhood. While it doesn't quite hold up as well nowadays, it's worth watching for a reasonably not-annoying Shia LaBoeuf and John Voight stealing the show. It's a good, honest, family adventure. What more do you want?
The novel "Holes" by Louis Sachar is my favorite children's book. It's probably really high on my list of favorite books of all time as well. The way that he can take all of these seemingly unrelated elements, and somehow make them make sense and come together by the end is really astounding. It's one of the most meticulously plotted books I've ever read. It doesn't treat its audience (mostly children, which is a shame) like idiots. That book is great.
The movie is also pretty good. It's a childhood favorite of mine, so I mostly enjoy it for nostalgic reasons. It does a good job of staying true to the novel, almost to a fault. I usually like adaptations…
I'm hoping LaBeouf splashes out another $25,000 on skywriting this:
"I PEAKED AT SEVENTEEN"
When did Disney stop making mid-budget live action films as great as this?
I introduced this to my babysitting charges (11 and 9) tonight - big hit.
Love this movie.
Fun story. I was kind of hoping the holes would be like wormholes leading to other places. There are a lot of unbelievable aspects but the story and cast held my interest.
Silly and odd, a decent movie for children.
tiring escapade that caters to kids, pre-teens, and adults who has not matured. more than a sedation to voyeur the characters that result in spiritless glee save for the reveal as its main pinnacle.
Not great. Not terrible either, but I am holding out for when they perfect wormhole travel and I can see Kelly's version (a sort of interdimensional compare and contrast).
Day 7 of '100 Days, 100 childhood classics'
This may sound like damning with faint praise (because it is), but this is without a doubt Shia LaBeouf's best movie. Enjoyed it as I watched it, but in the week since I've actually bothered to review it I've forgotten almost everything about it. As forgettable movies go, this is one of the better ones- a charming little time waster that passes the time brilliantly, but disappears from your memory as soon as the end credits roll.
Holes is kind of a mess, but it has enough good in it to be worth a watch. It flows more like a straight visualization of the novel it was based upon, which means the transitions between time periods can be jarring and out of place, much like the poor song placements. The editing is a bit wonky as well, but it is well acted even if some people (Jon Voight) are clearly having to much fun chewing the scenery. Check it out and see what you think.
Very enjoyable throughout.
(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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