Justin Chambers - Screening of 'Archaeology of a Woman' for awards season consideration at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th December 2014
- If you want your film to be a cautionary tale, don't offer up a voice over at the beginning that says "This is a cautionary tale." We should be able to figure that out on our own without you telling us.
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The film finds us in rural Pennsylvania, where angsty twentysomething Cole Malby (Tyler Christopher) and his quiet brother Patrick (Jason Widener) butcher meat and fix electronics in order to pay for a life filled with beer drinking and hell raising. What's with all the hair tearing? Their father died in a mine explosion 13 years in the past. An accident? Or does Cole remember veiled threats and a gunshot when he visited his pop on that fateful day? Even worse was when the young Cole took a shot at his abusive old man, hitting mom (Sally Kirkland) instead.
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When a TV channel called True TV is being beaten by The Gardening Channel, a woman (Ellen DeGeneres) comes up with a plan to save the channel, to put a man's life on TV around the clock. They select an unintelligent video store clerk named Ed (Matthew McConaughey). Ed enjoys the fame and fortune at first, but when it interferes with his relationship with his girlfriend (Jenna Elfman) and his family, Ed decides that maybe it wasn't such a good idea.
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Jim Carrey may be unconvincing as a TV newsman in "Bruce Almighty" -- he wears khakis and plaid shirts on the air, he needs a haircut, and he hold his microphone as if he doesn't know which end is up -- but as an everyday joe temporarily granted all the powers of God, his return to crackpot comedy is a most welcome summer movie treat.
After some angry finger-waving toward heaven over a fairly minor bout of bad luck (he's been passed over for an anchor job, he crashes his car into a lamp post and he can't seem to housebreak his dog), Bruce Nolan (Carrey) becomes God for a spell when the Big Guy (Morgan Freeman having a little fun with his noble image) gets fed up listening to him whine. God decides to show Bruce how tough the job of the Almighty really is, and humorous havoc ensues.
Of course, at first Bruce just has a ball being omnipotent. He grins impishly to himself as his live-in girlfriend Grace (Jennifer Aniston) says over breakfast, "I woke up this morning and I swear my boobs were bigger." When he comes across some muggers who beat him up the day before and demands an apology (in the most Biblical language he can muster), the leader of the gang says "You'll get your 'sorry' the day a monkey comes out of my butt."
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"EDtv" doesn't pass on a single opportunity for a laugh. A lightsatire about an earnest Everyman picked to be the subject of a 24-7 cableTV show, even when its cuts away to a shot of the show's nervous directorholed up in a broadcast van, the camera zooms in for a tight shot of hisbad hair plugs as he yells into his headset.
The first comedy in 14 years from director Ron Howard ("Ransom,"Apollo 13," "Splash"), and by far his funniest, "EDtv"stars Matthew McConaughey as Ed, an affable San Francisco video store clerkwho becomes a national sensation as the star of his own always-on "RealWorld"-like cable network after winning a contest he never plannedto enter.
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