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Lost and Delirious, a review by Tom




Title: Lost and Delirious
Year: 2001
Director: Léa Pool
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 99 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:

Stars:
Piper Perabo
Jessica Paré
Mischa Barton
Jackie Burroughs
Mimi Kuzyk

Plot:
A newcomer to a girl's boarding school is befriended by her two new roommates, and later discovers they are lovers. When one of the lovers decides she doesn't dare continue the relationship, the other becomes desperate in her attempts to win her back.

Extras:
Production Notes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Piper Perabo is great as the love-sick Paulie. This movie is good, but like many dramatic lesbian movies, it ends in tragedy. I am more a sucker for happy endings. This is probably why I enjoy romantic comedies more, than I do romantic drama movies.

Rating:

(From Lesbian Movie Marathon on March 19th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

The Living Daylights, a review by GSyren


TitleThe Living Daylights (5-039036-050746, Disc ID: 5065-9218-93D7-42E4)
DirectorJohn Glen
ActorsTimothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies
Produced1987 in United Kingdom
Runtime131 minutes
AudioEnglish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital Dolby Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1, German DTS 5.1, Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
SubtitlesDanish, English, French, German, Finnish, Commentary, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish
My thoughtsI didn't much care for this film when I first saw it in the cinema in the summer of '87. Maybe there were too many changes at once. Bernard Lee had been gone for a few films, but now we not only had a new Bond, but a new Miss Moneypenny as well. The only remaining reoccuring character was good old Q, Desmond Llewellyn.

Also, the plot didn't seem too well thought out. The goals and motivations of the villain were rather confusing, and Joe Don Baker was far too hammy to make a good Bond villain. Jeroen Krabbé had some good moments and some not so good. Maryam d'Abo was far too much of just a damsel in distress for my taste.

Most of this still stands, but 25+ years later I've come to appreciate Timothy Dalton much more than I did back then. I'm not sure why I didn't like him then, because it's obvious to me how much better suited he was to play Bond than Roger Moore. I have absolutely nothing against Roger Moore, he was great in many roles, especially The Saint, but he was far too flip as Bond. Much of that is probably the writers' fault. Having read all the Bond books, and growing up with Sean Connery as Bond, I should have appreciated Dalton more than I did.

One thing that always bothered me was the death of Saunders. That scene seems very abruptly cut. We never see exactly what happens to him. Does the door crush him, or is it the explosion itself that kills him? We don't get to see his dead body, either. I wonder if the scene was cut to get a PG rating, or if the scene was just botched so it became unusable. I cannot imaging that they didn't shoot more than we see.

Still, despite its faults I really enjoyed it this time. Dalton was good, the action was good, and maybe I was just in the right mood this time. Almost as good as the best of the Connery films.
My rating4 out of 5


(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on May 19th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Glee Marathon, a review by Tom


Glee
Season 1.09 Wheels
Writer: Ryan Murphy (Created By), Brad Falchuk (Created By), Ian Brennan (Created By), Ryan Murphy (Writer)
Director: Paris Barclay
Cast: Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury), Kevin McHale (Arty Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Stephen Tobolowsky (Sandy Ryerson), Iqbal Theba (Principal Figgins), Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang), Dijon Talton (Matt Rutherford), Josh Sussman (Jacob Ben Israel), Cheryl Francis Harrington (Nurse), Aaron Fotheringham (Artie's Wheel Chair Double), Jeff Lewis (Manager), Lauren Potter (Becky Jackson), Robin Trocki (Jean)

A great episode. The first time there is any focus on Artie, the kid in the wheelchair. This episode also has some great moments between Kurt and his father.
This episode also shows the human side of Sue Sylvester, the cheerleader coach and the rival of the Glee club. Will thinks she is up to something when she allows Becky, a girl with Down Syndrome, to be on the cheerleading team. But it turns out, that she does so, because her older sister has also Down. There is a nice scene at the end with Sue and her sister.

Tina-Watch:
This episode is the start of Tina's doom as a character. Her only character trademark they had introduced so far was, that she studders. But in this episode she admits that she was faking it. It's like the producers realized that it was not a good idea and now they do not have any idea what to do with her character.

Notable music:
There is a great diva-off between Rachel and Kurt where they compete/audition to sing the song "Defying Gravity" from the musical Wicked:

Kurt is throwing the note at the end on purpose. It has something to do with his storyline with his father.
This episode also has the first solo of Artie. He sings a cover of Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself". I really liked it.



Rating:

(From Tom's Glee Marathon on August 27th, 2012)