viewing "ordinary people" again for the first time in years....

  • rnch

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    Mar 26, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    Gawd, what an uptight, cold, repressed something-that-rhymes-with-witch the mary tyler moore character was! icon_sad.gif

    tim hutton was a fresh faced, cute lil' hunk in that movie. icon_cool.gif

    did anyone notice the rainbow sticker in the back window of the subby station wagon? icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 26, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    I got the feeling that MTM is a lot like the character she played in that movie. Watching Judd Hirsch influenced me to study Psych. in college.
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    Mar 26, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    What's worse nowadays is the image you had in your mind of these stars from their TV roles is now replaced with their facial plastic surgery version. Eyes stretched thinner, mouth looks like a baboon.
  • rnch

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    Mar 26, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    stange that donald sutherland didn't get at least an oscar nomination for his superior acting skills in this movie. icon_confused.gif
  • drypin

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    Mar 26, 2010 5:04 PM GMT
    I thought MTM proved she could act in that film. Then she forgot again.
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    Mar 26, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    I thought MTM was the image of my own mother in that film. A little too close for comfort. I had to pretty much raise myself. BTW didn't her only son commit suicide? Great film and it will always be considered a classic.........whether she was truly acting or doing a 'walk-on'.
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    Mar 26, 2010 6:14 PM GMT
    EXCELLENT movie! I too could relate to having a mother like the MTM character.
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    Mar 26, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    My favorite line - "Everyone loves Beth."

    Still an amazing film that raised the bar:

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    Mar 26, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    No it was ruled accidental he died of a gun shot wound in 1980.
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    Mar 26, 2010 6:26 PM GMT
    I wish there were intelligent films still being made today.
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    Mar 26, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidI wish there were intelligent films still being made today.


    There are, you just have to look for them. Check out:

    Let The Right Ones In
    City of God
    No Country For Old Men
    Good Night and Good Luck
    Brokeback Mountain
    Hott Fuzz
    Adaptation
    Sideways
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Hangover
    The Insider
    Milk
    Wonderboys
    I Love you, Man
    Gataca
    Vicki Christina Barcelona
    Once



    And the list goes on... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 26, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    that was a great film. even better book, imho.
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    Mar 26, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    Yeah that was a classic. Amovie that stands the test of time, and makes you examine your own life...not too common anymore, without a giant political message I might add.
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    Mar 26, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    Oh shoot I remember stumbling across this movie when I was like 16 on some channel. Awesome movie, went straight to the heart. Great acting. Thanks for reminding me of this, totally forgot.
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    Mar 26, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    Riptide42 said
    muscles4muscles saidI wish there were intelligent films still being made today.


    There are, you just have to look for them. Check out:

    Let The Right Ones In
    City of God
    No Country For Old Men
    Good Night and Good Luck
    Brokeback Mountain
    Hott Fuzz
    Adaptation
    Sideways
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Hangover
    The Insider
    Milk
    Wonderboys
    I Love you, Man
    Gataca
    Vicki Christina Barcelona
    Once



    And the list goes on... icon_biggrin.gif



    I agree that a lot of those movies are EXCELLENT and there are many more great movies being made tonight. I just find them lacking something. Maybe I'm just getting old. I sound like my grandpa. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 27, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    I loved the book and the movie. And yes I did notice the rainbow sticker! lol
  • RSportsguy

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    Mar 27, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    rnch saidstange that donald sutherland didn't get at least an oscar nomination for his superior acting skills in this movie. icon_confused.gif


    I agree! He was awesome in this movie!!
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    Mar 27, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    I remember watching this movie as a young boy and loving it.

    Why are so many guys dissing Mary Tyler Moore? I have always enjoyed her performances and thought she was lovely in interviews.icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 27, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Nobody's dissing her. On the contrary. We're saying she's an incredible actress to play such a bitch so realistically.
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    Mar 27, 2010 7:22 AM GMT
    . . . MTM should have won the Oscar . . . she was absolutely stunning and devastating . . .

    . . . she loved Bucky so much . . . and we all have known a Bucky, haven't we? . . . the perfect son/boy?

    . . .thanks to the OP for bringing this movie back to the attention of the RJ cohort . . .