After seven fabulous years with you all, we are sorry to let you know that we're going to be retiring the Flixster Community site on September 30, 2014. Please note that you can still access your ratings, reviews, and quizzes on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes using your same login. We have had so much fun building this community with you.
I found it very hard to connect with the story, situations or with any of the characters. I had my teenage films, this is this generation's film, I get that but we all go through the same things, nothing has changed that dramatically. So stop listening to our music (get your own), cheer up and stop being so bloody selfish! This is of course the natural reaction of someone who doesn't fully remember what it was like to be that age any more but with the not great memory that I do have, I don't remember it being that bad. 'Serious teen drama' is almost a contradiction in terms, nothing is as serious as it seems to us at that age and to write a book/make a film along those lines is basically the result of an adult making money out of teenagers misery and awkwardness. Do yourselves a favour kids, don't bother with the book or film, call round a friends house and go out and have some fun while you're young and care free. Just make sure you tidy your room first.
That was Annette Bening? Throughout the film I thought it was Catherine O'Hara. Weird. Anyway, Ruby Sparks, good film. A cross between Sim0ne and Weird Science but without any of the computer nonsense (and in the case of Weird Science, not as fun). So basically Weird Science for the kids that prefer poetry rather than the pursuits of getting laid. I jest. It's a perfectly lovely sci-fi romance that you don't have to be a Star Trek fan to understand. Interesting to see that it was written by Ruby Sparks herself, Zoe Kazan. A bit egotistical casting yourself as your own idea of nice guy's object of desire but I guess you need that kind of self-promotion/confidence to make it in Hollywood. She's written a good story so why not. Actually, the story is flawed and the last scene isn't very good or at least not the best idea I think she could have come up with, although I liked the way it got a bit dark towards the end. The eclectic cast was great and if Elliott Gould was everyone's psychologist then there would be nothing wrong with the world.
There is no doubt in my mind that this is the greatest film ever made. every time I watch it (and I've watched it quite a few times) I find something new, new meaning, new metaphors. Kubrick made very few films but with him the phrase 'Quality over quantity' rings very true. Brilliant.
Probably the most underrated, overlooked and misunderstood film of all time. Don't let the awful American poster put you off either, because this is without a doubt the most beautiful film made in the last 25 years. Its subject matter, pace and Dogma style puts many people off, and to be fair it not everybodies cup of tea, but give it a chance. The last scene, in my opinion, is the best ever in the history of Cinema, a bold statement I know by I stand by it! Brilliant!