Sea of Dreams
Posted: 25 September 2007 07:42 PM   [ Ignore ]
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There didn’t seem to be anything worthwhile playing, and my wife wanted to take me out to lunch and a movie for my birthday.

We decided to see Sea of Dreams since it was shown at a couple of film festivals, but had no reviews. 

It was ghastly.  The whole thing was based on third world mythology and religion and took place on an Island off of Mexico or South America.  The photography was good and the lead was beautiful as a little girl, a young teen and a young woman, but that ended the good things I can say about it.  It was boring, pointless, and based on a few stupid coincidences the villagers took as powerful signs.  It might have worked as a morality tale, metaphor or allegory, but it had none of these.  The acting ranged from weak to mediocre.  It didn’t even have the obligatory happy ending that might have made me feel just a tiny bit better as I left the theater.

My thumb’s down, I give it zero stars, a rate it on a scale of one to ten as a zero.

Can you guess how I feel about this film?

Occam

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Posted: 25 September 2007 08:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Happy Birthday! Planning on changing your screen name to Methuselah yet? wink

I like the idea of a movie review site here, but I’d only be able to offer reviews of movies I can take my 7 year-old daughter to, since I don’t see much else. Any “must see” films out there?

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Posted: 25 September 2007 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m guessing you didn’t like it (?). grin  Happy birthday, Occam!

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Posted: 25 September 2007 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Happy Birthday, Occam.  Sorry you didn’t enjoy your birthday movie.  :(  I hope your birthday went well otherwise.  smile

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Posted: 25 September 2007 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sorry Occam, but I’m new to this forum and I didn’t know that it was your birthday.  I received warm greetings from you and I didn’t even know it.  Happy birthday.  Sorry the movie was a bust.  Looking on the bright side, I’m sure that it was nice to spend time with your significant other.

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Posted: 26 September 2007 07:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Happy belated birthday, Occam, a day late and a dollar short, but there you are. Sorry you didn’t enjoy the film.

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Posted: 26 September 2007 10:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Happy birthday, and I’m guessing that this was worse than Eragon.

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Posted: 29 September 2007 06:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thanks for all your nice notes.  I didn’t post to complain about that movie, but to forewarn any of you who might think of seeing it.

Nah, Brennen, I figure William of Ockham was born about the beginning of the twelfth century so the name still works.  LOL

Occam

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