Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Never let her out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love.
A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks fireworks of another sort, and the love-averse tough guy is torn between duty and romance.
Regardless of some really rather dreadful film choices, I'd consider myself a Kevin Costner fan. When you add up the likes of Bull Durham or Field Of Dreams and stack them against The Postman and Waterworld, he's probably in credit.....just.
Singers love to try their hand at acting and Whitney Houston was no different playing a diva that some said mimicked her own life. Our Kev turns up as her bodyguard after years of service to Presidents and dignitaries and as expected the sparks fly as Houston's lifestyle causes havoc. The plot is a meandering mess, with red-herrings and envious jealousy to the fore as death threats towards Houston's character come courtesy of Bobby Brown's ex-girlfriends (oh wait a minute,…
A quick look at the reviews for this on letterboxd suggest that a lot of people hate this movie. While I can see where their coming from and there is so much about this movie that's corny and flawed but a part of me liked it anyway. It's certainly the best movie about Kevin Costner guarding Whitney Houston I can think of.
-Kevin Costner was definitely a badass in this. Eating a peach while fighting a big guy, chopping scarfs and refusing to shop are just a few of the things he gets to do in this movie. His stunt double gets to do some nice leaping too.
-Houston and Costner have great chemistry here, some of the thriller stuff…
I'm selling a big chunk of my movie collection. It wasn't that large in the first place, because I'm a picky buyer. I sometimes look at my stuff and ask myself: can I live without this? If the answer is no, I keep it; if the answer is yes, then it goes. Nothing is safe; chairs, lamps, books, flower pots, anything might find itself under the hammer. It's a difficult decision when it comes to movies with sentimental value, however; films I watched when I was a kid, like LADYHAWKE, COMING TO AMERICA, WILLOW, and also THE BODYGUARD.
My mum used to rent 5 videos a week to watch while she did her housework, and together we would chew through…
Would have given this 1/2 a star, but I got a new Flappy Bird high score while watching, so I bumped it up.
In which Whitney murders Dolly Parton's 'I Will Always Love You', Dad Walton pops up as Kevin Costner's father, Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp is a rather dull character, and a poor screenplay falters. This has now become a musical stage show, but I doubt that could be worse than this.
I'm being generous with the ratings because I do like Kevin Costner, generally, and he does OK here, and for Ralph Waite, who brings a touch of gravitas to the film that it does not deserve.
Ok acting sometimes.
Filmed terribly, edited terribly, awful soundtrack and boring as fuck. 2 hours and 10 minutes of something that could be 40.
This movie, and it's soundtrack, were about as as anything back when I was in eight grade. I still remember being angry we had to wait to see it the second weekend. It still holds a special place in my heart.
The story still works, Houston is decent enough here despite pretty much playing herself. Perfect role for the always monotone Costner. A lot of great supporting cast as well.
It's well paced and a solid who done it mystery. Even a decent amount of humor in there, everything at the cabin is flawless.
And the soundtrack is just amazing. Usually the in film singer's music is bland, but here her songs are classic hits, I think 5 were real life radio hits.
Ending is a tad cheesy, but haters can blast me, I love this movie.
The Good: Mick Jackson's The Bodyguard served as the launch point for singer Whitney Houston's acting career - one that never really took off. She plays Rachel Marron, an actor/singer being stalked by a dangerous obsessive. Her team hires former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) to protect her from the violence that follows her everywhere, but that relationship quickly becomes complicated by deeper feelings on both sides. Houston acquits herself well enough in the role - despite a glazed and heavy-lidded look, she manages to tap into some emotion, helping to keep the movie lively.
It is absolutely an overlong music video but it's better than I expected with a genuinely tense climax.
They played this on TV after she died, so I watched it and I have to say, I don't really remember anything other than when she sings the Chaka Khan song (probably because we used to listen to that one in dance class a lot). I also remember that my very gay instructor once gave the class a lecture about how we were children who didn't understand the beauty of physical love or something which was somehow in connection with someone in our class who saw this movie and said...something). It's fun when I can't remember a movie because then I ramble about half-forgotten events from my boring childhood instead. I wonder how she even got into this movie in…
The Bodyguard falls into a very nebulous area on the good-bad scale. The movie isn't good for sure. Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner have zero chemistry which is tough when you have a movie predicated on romance. While Houston has great screen presence, her acting ability is questionable. The movie also isn't terrible. The plot is entertaining, the music is good as well as the dance rehearsals that easily wins me over. It teeters in the so-bad-its-good with its plot twists and the theatrics but it doesn't go quite that far. It has standard watchability. Something you'd catch on VH1 on a Saturday afternoon. Don't expect brilliance but it's worth keeping on in the background.
There are scenes in this movie in which Whitney Houston's adorkability factor is so high, it triggered in my mind the word "adorkability" which has never, ever happened before.
A classic and the denouement is at the Oscars! (Just don’t mind some of the plot points or dialogue and you’ll be fine.)
Mjah, det her var lidt en tynd kop te. Kærlighedshistorien og skuespillet fangede mig ikke, og jeg kunne i det hele taget sagtens have undværet at se denne film. Det var ikke en decideret dårlig film, men bare heller ikke en som efterlod mig med noget godt indtryk - faktisk efterlod den mig helt uden indtryk, og så er det vel en ligegyldig film. Til gengæld kan man glæde dig over, at tilblivelsen af denne film førte til tilblivelsen af sangen "I Will Always Love You" med en særdeles fremragende Whitney Houston.
I choose to waste half a star to ask this question: WHY!?
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
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