Pretty funny for its time. Some of the comedy is a bit slapstick based (no pun intended, sorry Fawzia!). The pacing can seem a bit slow in some parts, which explains how it's almost 4 hours. However, if you don't cringe in some parts with how the father disciplines his daughters sometimes, it's not that bad of a film. Much of the comedy is seen not only through what they say, but their personalities are very enjoyable to watch onscreen and even relatable (especially Soso!).
That was quite an experience; I watched this with Ulmann & von Sydow in mind who acted well in this toxic relationship (I saw Ulmann in Autumn Sonata & von Sydow in The Greatest Story Ever Told).
T'is quite a disturbing film in its own way, yet captures much of human nature being destructive in trying to reconcile with itself from within and outside with others. Reminds me a bit of Neon Genesis Evangelion without the unusual cosmology & giant robots in its own way.
Gave me a lot more laughs than I expected.
I heard of these Road To musicals thanks to someone's video essay about Dreamworks' The Road to El Dorado, and I definitely see much of the influence of this (and the others) for the Dreamworks classic.
Soon enough, I'll get to watching Road to Utopia, and who knows, maybe the other ones as well.
A hot mess of a docuseries. I felt like the apostle John when he saw the Whore of Babylon riding the Beast, and the angel told him to stop looking.
But it's hard to look away from the sight.
I think the most important thing to take away from this is the questionable ownership he and others have had over wild animals and what the animals deserve in care as well as the people employed/volunteering in those places (when you realize it, those workers were definitely exploited, no question).
This was a film that was on my watch list for a while on Netflix, so I tried to get a good watch out of it today.
I wasn't disappointed.
I'm a bit of a sucker for stories that spotlight friendship than romance sometimes because some friendships become more of a familial bond, and that's what this film does, whether one likes it or not. Maybe this film is a bit predictable, but it isn't trying to be complex as…
I don't think I've ever seen a Christian production make a modern version of the Nativity that was both hilarious & meaningful at the same time. It's virtually pretty clean for families, seeing that this is a biblical film (with parental supervision if you have youngins). If you're a person of faith who loves a musical comedy with vibrant characterizations of the principle figures of the Nativity, you're gonna like this film more than your average American Christian evangelical film.