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bushra bushra 9 years
have seen this, i have to admit i can't get my head around this film and will have to watch it again. i know Josh Peck's weight loss was visible through Drake and Josh but he seems to have lost so much more and looks completely different here, though i can recall a very Josh moment which cracked me up. those 90's references had me laughing, R Kelly! that took me back to sixth form, which when i think about it isn't such a great recollection and i wasn't a fan of R Kelly....
macneil macneil 9 years
I was thinking about this and how the film at the time that was supposed to speak to my generation that exact year (I think that exact year) was Reality Bites and what a weird film that seems now, given Ben Stiller's career since. It's so insane watching Janeane Garofolo totally inhabiting the 'fat' 'ugly' girl part, because she's very cool and laconic now she's older and you feel like she must CRINGE seeing it, and Ben Stiller must be hiding behind his hands because he's also decided to sex himself up and he's just some dickish clown in it. But I'm going to rent that before I see Wackness to see how well they've got the period detail.
Advah Advah 9 years
Good to hear about MK - I wasn't sure about this film because of her, but now I really want to go see it!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I can't wait to see this - I am hoping Ben Kingsley can redeem himself in my books after I saw him in (what I thought was) the disastrous Elegy.
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 9 years
I can't wait to see this!
bonchicbongenre bonchicbongenre 9 years
Great review, I can't wait to see this movie! I'm with you ilanac13, I missed it when it was here in the states so now I hvae to wait for the DVD.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 9 years
Oh yes, I saw Mean Creek. Loved him in that. How did I forget that?
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i was so excited when i heard about this movie when it was at sundance, but of course i missed it while it was in theaters here and i can't seem to find it playing anywhere. i guess i'll have to keep my eyes open for when it's on DVD so i can check it out.
POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK 9 years
Lolasvelt, they're both great in this. And this is the second time I've enjoyed Josh Peck in a more serious role - he was critically acclaimed for playing a bully in the movie Mean Creek. It's nice to see him taking these roles in indie films and building up his career slowly.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 9 years
I'm seeing this for Olivia Thirlby and Sir Ben Kingsley. I heard Josh Peck is getting serious, too. Though I hated that show he used to be in, Drake and Josh.
POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK 9 years
macneil - I totally agree, the time period just added another reason for me to love this movie. I know some film critics that are older than me have wondered why we're "looking back" to such a recent year as'94 though... wambalus - definitely don't let Mary-Kate put you off if you don't like her, she's only in a couple of scenes.
wambalus wambalus 9 years
I love Ben Kingsley but I'm not so sure about Mary-kate Olsen ... I think I'd still like to see it though.
macneil macneil 9 years
Being set in 94 is a genius idea! Well, for people my age. August 29 is pretty soon, actually, I just hope it comes to my local.
POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK 9 years
Hey Hannah08 - so sorry it's taken so long to get back to you - I believe it's a 15 rating over here. And I hope you enjoy it swwonder :)
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Very much looking forward to seeing this, think I look for the times at my local cinema now actually.
hannah08 hannah08 9 years
Hi guys. anyone know what rating it will be in the uk? xx
KWM KWM 9 years
Awesome review PopUK, thank you!! This movie sounds awesome and given that I was about the same age as the characters in '94, I bet I am going to love it.
samunsted samunsted 9 years
Well looking forward to this one. Especially some old skool hip hop for the summer. I hear you get to see the rear of Josh Peck here... an odd moment for us Drake and Joshers our there.
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