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…
So, this is attempt #2 in the last week at mounting some form of discussion around this turkey. I tried to find a fun way to poke at it. And God knows, when I plucked this $3.74 DVD right out of the bargain bin at [Nameless Shameful National Discount Retailer Shall Remain Nameless] because my mother had always loved it, that my eyes-lit-up reason for doing so was the hope that I would be in for another Sliver: absence making the heart grow fonder while re-experiencing it for the first time since childhood left the jaw so delightfully dropped, appalled and agape, that it couldn't possibly contain one handful of popcorn at once. This should be a notoriously entertaining…
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…
A movie you can swoon over. Sometimes you’re just in the mood for that. In that case, “The Bodyguard” is a good choice.
The movie is about the love between pop diva Rachel Marron and her bodyguard Frank Farmer. He is a tough guy, with a soft side, she is beautiful, strong but secretly also very affectionate. That Frank can’t resist her charms, is believable. Rachel is challenging, sparkling, sensitive and has humor. That she can’t let Frank go, is also understandable. He is tough, mysterious and caring.
While their love is blooming, there is also a problem. Rachel has received some threatening letters. Frank is trying to find out who the person behind it is. The thriller aspect is…
6. An English-language film with a non-white female lead
This review is now a public announcement that I will personally fight anyone who gave this movie less than AT LEAST two and a half stars. Just name the location of the Costco parking lot and we'll make plans to fuckin' rumble.
Basically, I hate all of you. I loved this half because I’m a 47 year old mom trapped in a 21 childless millennial body and if you give me some romantic mom movie bullshit like this I’m going to have a hell of a time, and half because I ADORE Whitney Huston and that’s precisely why I picked this movie for this particular task…
- still great
- sometimes the close-ups are too tightly framed, for my taste
- big budget movie for such a simple premise: the Academy Awards ceremony set piece may have been overkill, though.
- so many delightful scenes, few of them involving Whitney Houston, though since, until the third act, she plays the character exclusively as Lusting for Man.
- fav parts: the opening scene with Frank Farmer in parking garage, the last Iowa Rapids rotary scene, the kitchen knife scene with Tony, Frank Farmer kicking the crowd down, the cabin set piece,
Still gets ya. Watched from a DVD collection in a motel in new Zealand.
***spoils alert*** KC does JC but he does it better. Kc miracles: protects black man from dying in movies. brings black people to cold weather. gives a father figure to black boys and teaches them how to swim. sacrifices himself for whitney huston but doesn't die. all praise kevin costner. the shrew tamer. Jesus Christ 2.0.
I honestly dont know if it's a guilty pleasure, but I really like this movie! Use to listen to the album over and over again as a kid. It had been many years since I last saw it and it was shamly good to be back!
three stars mostly for the soundtrack and the fun suspenseful academy awards climax.
but seriously people in WHAT world would Kevin Costner, the most confusing movie star in history, get Whitney Houston?? no ma'am, I can only suspend my disbelief so far.
I've always perceived The Bodyguard as one of those films which society and popular culture deemed I needed to see. I'm sure that's not true and I'm not really sure why I ever thought it was, but I've seen it now and it was okay. There were elements I liked, but this movie is very corny indeed. Whitney was good. Costner was fine. My father is a big Kevin Costner fan, which could be one reason why The Bodyguard felt like a personal "must watch" to me, but the man's acting rarely feels naturalistic to me. I never really bought him as the badass he was trying to be, but he was still pretty fun to watch anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter too much.
Yo, the third-act climax at the Oscars is legit pretty thrilling.
A bit contrived and cliché and a little long, but entertaining and some good songs performed by Houston.
For a movie called 'The Bodyguard', surprisingly few characters seem to understand what a bodyguard actually does.
Because I'm pretty sure bodyguards are there for your protection, not to take you out on a date. Or to fix your kids ugly boat. Or to have knifefights with your another bodyguard who doesn't guard you but does take you shopping.
Also, if you absolutely do not want a man who follows you around wherever you may go, maybe you shouldn't hire a bodyguard in the first place.
When you get past all that, it's an okay movie.