Monday, February 28, 2011

Midnight Cowboy

Released Year: 1969
Directed by John Schlesinger

Casted by:
Jon Voight as Joe Buck
Dustin Hoffman as Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo
The film follows the story of a young Texan named Joe Buck, who works as a dishwasher in a diner. As the film opens, Joe dresses himself like a rodeo cowboy, packs a suitcase, and quits his job. He heads to New York City in the hope of leading the life of a hustler.

Joe's naïveté becomes evident as quickly as his cash disappears upon his arrival in New York. He is unsuccessful in his attempts to be hired by wealthy women. When finally successful in bedding a middle-aged New Yorker, Joe's attempt to "talk business" results in the woman breaking down in tears and Joe giving her $20 instead. Joe meets the crippled Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, a third-rate con man who easily tricks Joe out of $20 by offering to introduce him to a well-known pimp, who instead turns out to be a religious fanatic. Joe flees the scene in pursuit of Rizzo, but he is long gone.

Once broke, Joe is locked out of his hotel room for failure to pay the bill. He finally attempts to make money by submitting to oral sex from a young man in the seats of a movie theatre, but even this plan goes awry when the teenager reveals he has no money. The next day, Joe spots an unsuspecting Rizzo at a lunch counter. He angrily shakes Rizzo down for every penny he has — all sixty-four of them — but Rizzo surprisingly offers to help Joe, by sharing his place, an apartment in a condemned building. Joe reluctantly accepts the offer, and they begin a business relationship, helping each other pickpocket, steal and further attempt to get Joe hired as a stud. They are both completely alone without each other, and a genuine bond develops between the two men. Rizzo had a cough when the two first met during the summer and, as the story progresses into winter, his health steadily worsens. Joe and Enrico

The events of Joe's early life are told through fast-cutting flashbacks interspersed throughout the film. He had been to church and baptized as a boy but has only frightening memories of the experience. The two people Joe had loved were his grandmother, Sally Buck, and his onetime girlfriend, Crazy Annie. His grandmother raised Joe after his mother abandoned him but often left him alone to go off with boyfriends; one of them, a wrangler named Woodsy Niles, was Joe's only father figure. Annie had been a promiscuous girl who changed her ways after meeting Joe, but this did not sit well with the men of their hometown: the two were caught and raped by a gang of males. Annie was later sent to a mental institution; Joe joined the army. Sally Buck died while Joe was away serving in the Army, and Annie remains a constant presence in Joe's mind.

Rizzo's backstory comes mostly through the things he tells Joe. His father was an illiterate shoe shiner who worked deep in a subway station, developed a bad back, and "coughed his lungs out breathin' in that wax every day!" Rizzo learned shining from his father, but refuses to follow (such as he could, after polio crippled one leg) in the old man's footsteps.

At one point, an odd-looking couple approach Joe and Ratso in a diner and hand Joe a flyer inviting him to a party. They enter into a Warhol-esque party scene (with Warhol superstars Viva, Ultra Violet and others in cameo appearances). The naive Joe smokes most of a joint thinking it's a cigarette, then takes a pill offered to him and begins to hallucinate. He leaves the party with a socialite, who agrees to pay him $20 for spending the night with her. Rizzo falls down a flight of stairs as they are leaving; he insists he is fine. Joe and the socialite attempt to have sex, but he suffers from temporary impotence. They play a game of scribbage together in which Joe reveals his limited academic prowess. She teasingly suggests that Joe may be a homosexual, and that does the trick: he is suddenly able to perform, and the two have lively, aggressive sex. In the morning, the socialite sets up a friend of hers to be Joe's next customer, and it appears his career is on its way.

When Joe returns home later, Rizzo is in bed, sweating and feverish, and admits to Joe that he is unable to walk. Joe wants to take Rizzo to a doctor, but Rizzo adamantly refuses. He wants to leave New York for Miami; this has been his goal the whole time. A frightened Joe is determined to take care of his friend and leaves the apartment to scrounge some money. He picks up an older male customer, but the man tries to send him away at the last minute out of guilt. Joe's desperation boils over when the man gives him a religious medallion instead of cash. He beats and robs the man, stuffing the telephone receiver into his mouth when he thinks the man is calling the hotel front desk for help.

With the money, Joe buys two bus tickets to Florida. During the long journey, Rizzo's already serious physical condition deteriorates further. During a rest stop, Joe touchingly buys bright new clothing for Rizzo and himself. He throws away his cowboy outfit and admits "I ain't no kinda hustler." As they reach Florida and near Miami, Joe talks about plans to get a regular job, only to realize that Rizzo has died in the seat beside him. After Joe informs the bus driver, the driver tells him that there is nothing else to do but continue on to Miami.

The film ends with Joe seated with his arm around his dead friend, numbly staring out the bus window as row after row of palm trees go by.
L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
Well, guess what? Jon Voight is Angelina Jolie's father. That's why u see Angelina is so hot... Coz the father is hot as well. This movie has won the best film in oscar academy awards. And both Dustin and Jon has been nominated as the best actor but did not won.

The whole film is kinda simple but the "gay relationship" is kinda hidden between the 2 guys in this film. Well, i would love to watch more of Jon Voight's movie soon :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Muriel's Wedding

Released Year: 1994
Directed by P.J.Hogan

Casted by:
Toni Collette as Muriel Heslop
Rachel Griffiths as Rhonda Epinstalk
Daniel Lapaine as David Van Arckle
Bill Hunter as Bill Heslop
Jeanie Drynan as Betty Heslop
Sophie Lee as Tania Degano
Muriel is an ugly duckling in her school time, always being treated as an outsider by her friends. Her biggest dream is to get marry. While attending her friend's Tania wedding, she saw the bridegroom and one of her friend, Cheryl have sex in the room.

Muriel met her old time friend Rhonda and Rhonda decided to tell the snobbish Tania that what happen to her husband and Cheryl. Both Muriel and Rhonda decided to move to Sydney and have a good life. But Muriel's father Bill always treat Muriel as a useless bump while himself having an affair and betray his wife Jeanie. Rhonda invited 2 hot American sailors to have sex in her room while Muriel brought a cute guy home. While having fun, Muriel's ridiculous laugh attract the two sailors out, mess happen and Rhonda accidentally fall and broke her own leg.

Rhonda was forced to sit in the wheelchair forever. Muriel went on with her dream. Bill arranged a marriage for Muriel. A political marriage with the country swimmer David, Muriel of course is happy because David is damn hot and sexy. But David did not like Muriel at all because she was fat and ugly.

On an incident of Jeanie, Muriel broke down and cry. David assure her and both of them have sex for the first time. Muriel decided this is not the life she want. Together she push along Rhonda's wheelchair, the two girls went back to Sydney and start their life again.
L² Scored: 6/10

L² Comment:
This CD has been left at a side for quite sometime until i decided to watch it last night. The reason i did not wanna watch is because i'm afraid of that heavy aussie accent. But i was so wrong, the accent is not tat strong actually :)

Toni & Rachel has been nominated for a few several awards after this movie though both of them are still new in this industries, but they are not really that famous now i guess. Coz i only know Nicole Kidman, haha~ Daniel Lapaine is hot i should say, but his acting is kinda bad in this movie.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Somewhere In Time

Released Year: 1980
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc

Casted by:
Christopher Reeve as Richard Collier
Jane Seymour as Elise McKenna
Christopher Plummer as William Fawcett Robinson
The film begins in May 1972, when Richard Collier, a college theater student, is celebrating the debut of a play he has written. During the celebration he is approached by an elderly woman who places a pocket watch in his hand while pleading with him to "come back" to her. Richard does not recognize the woman who returns to her own residence afterwards. Eight years later, Richard is a successful 28-year old playwright, but he has recently broken up with his girlfriend and is struggling with writer's block. Feeling stressed from writing his play, he decides to take a break and travels to the Grand Hotel. While looking at a display on the hotel's history, Richard becomes entranced by a photo of a beautiful woman. With the assistance of Arthur Biehl, an old bellhop who's been at the hotel since 1910, Richard discovers that the woman is Elise McKenna, a famous early 20th-century stage actress.

Upon digging deeper, he learns that she was the aged woman who gave him the pocket watch eight years earlier, but who subsequently died later that same evening. Traveling to McKenna's home he discovers a music box she had made in the shape of the Grand Hotel which plays his favorite song. He also discovers among her effects a book on time travel written by an old college professor of his and learns that McKenna read the book several times. Richard becomes obsessed with the idea of travelling back to 1912 and meeting Elise McKenna, with whom he has fallen in love.

Visiting his old college professor Richard learns that the man believes that he himself time traveled once through the power of self suggestion. To accomplish this feat of self-hypnosis, one must remove from sight all things that are related to the current time and trick the mind into believing that they are in the past. He is also warned that such a process would leave one very weak, perhaps dangerously so. Richard buys an early 20th century suit and some vintage money, cuts his hair and, dressing himself in the suit, removes all modern objects from his hotel room and attempts to will himself into the year 1912 using tape-recorded suggestions, only to fail for lack of real conviction. However, while searching the hotel's attic, Richard finds an old guest book from 1912 with his signature in it, and realizes that he will eventually succeed.

Richard again hypnotizes himself (with the tape recorder hidden under the bed) and allows his absolute faith in his eventual success to become the tipping point or trigger for the journey back through time. He drifts off to sleep and awakens to the sound of whinnying horses in the year 1912. Richard looks all over the hotel for Elise, even meeting Arthur as a little boy, but he has no luck finding her. Finally, he stumbles upon Elise walking by a tree near the lake. She seems to swoon slightly at the sight of him, but then suddenly asks him if he's the one. McKenna's manager, William Fawcett Robinson, abruptly intervenes and sends Richard away. Richard stubbornly continues to pursue Elise until she finally agrees to accompany him on a stroll through the surrounding idyllic landscape. Richard ultimately asks why Elise wondered aloud if he was "the one" and she replies that Robinson somehow knows that she will meet a man one day who will change her life forever. Richard then shows Elise the same pocket watch which she will give him 60 years in the future.

Upon returning to the hotel, Elise invites Richard to her play. He attends the comedic-farce and she, in an almost trance-like state, recites an impromptu monologue dedicated to him. During intermission he finds her posing formally for a photograph. Upon spotting Richard, Elise breaks into a radiant smile and veritably glows with soft affection. Just then the camera's flash goes off and forever captures that wondrous moment in time. We realize now that this picture is the same one that Richard will see 68 years later on a wall near the lobby at the Grand Hotel. He later receives a letter from Robinson asking to meet him immediately and saying that it is a matter of life and death. Robinson tricks Richard and has him tied up and thrown into the stables. Later, Robinson tells Elise that Richard has left her and isn't the one, but she replies that she doesn't believe him and he's wrong. Elise admits to Robinson that she loves Richard and that he will make her very happy. Dispirited, Robinson leaves her dressing room and reminds her that they leave within the hour.

Richard wakes up the next morning and escapes his constraints. He runs to Elise's room and finds that her party has left. He goes out to the hotel's porch and becomes despondent. Soon he hears Elise calling his name and running towards him. They return to his room together and make love. The next morning they agree to marry. Elise tells him that the first thing she will do for him is buy him a new suit. (The suit Richard has been wearing the entire time in 1912 is about ten to fifteen years out of style). Richard begins to show her how practical the suit is because of its many pockets. He is alarmed when he reaches into one and finds a shiny new Lincoln penny with a mint date of 1979. Seeing an item from his real present wrenches him out of his hypnotically-induced time trip, and Richard feels himself rushing backwards from 1912, with Elise screaming his name in horror as he is pulled inexorably back to 1980.

Richard then wakes up in the same room he just left, now 68 years later. He is drenched in sweat and very weak, apparently exhausted from his trip through time and back. He scrambles desperately back to his own room and tries to hypnotize himself again, without success. Heartbroken and after wandering around the hotel property and sitting interminably at the places where he spent time with Elise, he eventually retires to his room and remains there unmoving for days until discovered by Arthur, who calls for a doctor. Richard then sees himself drifting above his body, and is drawn to a light shining through the nearby window (most likely heaven). There, he is reunited with Elise.
L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
Well, how should i say this? A marvelous romance film which base on Richard Matheson's novel "Bid Time Return". Though the whole film is not that long but it definitely touch my heart. Seriously, this might be the most romantic movie of that period.

Christopher Reeve is so good looking with his dazing green eyes. The ex superman who has paralyze after falling from the horse back. It was really pity for him, or else he will be continue to strike in this acting career if he's well. Jane Seymour in another hand is so breath taking. So flawless and beautiful.

I feel so sad in the part when Richard back to him own time and never ever able to see Elise again in his lifetime. Shh~ it did tear me a little.

A romance movie that we should never miss in our lifetime.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

All Things Fair - Lust och fägring stor

Released Year: 1995
Directed by Bo Widerberg

Casted by:
Johan Widerberg as Stig Santesson
Marika Lagercrantz as Viola
Tomas von Brömssen as Kjell, "Frank"
Karin Huldt as Lisbet
The movie takes place in 1943. Stig meets his teacher, Viola. His life changes forever. They start an affair. She is 37, and he is 15, but that makes no difference to them. Due to a class extend, Stig found Viola attractive and kiss her when they are at the staircase. This has excited Viola and the affair started.

Viola's husband is always drunk and unfaithful, so she thinks her own affair is therefore justified. The girl next door, Lisbet, however, also shares love for Stig and is disappointed he never notices her. Lisbet even try to seduced Stig by stripping off naked in front of him. But Stig is still more attractive to Viola.

The affair grows dangerous, and Viola is risking everything. Then one day Stig realizes love does exist with someone his own age. Stig began to seduce Lisbet and both of them have sex in the school and dating after that. One day, Lisbet found out Stig is fucking Viola in a storeroom at the cinema which Stig is working part time of. To comfort the angry Lisbet, Stig promise not to see Viola again. Feeling guilty to Frank as well after being friend with Frank, Stig decided to leave Viola no matter how she seduced him in the classroom. Viola definitely will lets him pay dearly for his realization of leaving her.

But in the end, Stig can't take no more and show her his cock during the graduation ceremony. Stig took his bags and left the place behind.
L² Scored: 5.5/10

L² Comment:
Multiple awards winner, including best actor Johan, best actress Marika in few awards. The best won would be the best foreign film in oscar awards. This movie shows us that european really has different thinking than the asian. I mean, this might happen in asia, but definitely not as much as european. Dont ask me why or any prove, coz i jst think so.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Eyes Of Laura Mars

Released Year: 1978
Directed by Irvin Kershner

Casted by:
Faye Dunaway as Laura Mars
Tommy Lee Jones as Lieutenant John Neville
Brad Dourif as Tommy Ludlow
Rene Auberjonois as Donald Phelps
Raúl Juliá as Michael Reisler
Laura Mars is a fashion photographer who specializes in stylized violence. In her luxurious Manhattan apartment, she has a nightmare that Doris Spencer is viciously murdered with an ice pick, her eyeballs stabbed. Laura wakes up and looks through a soon-to-be-published coffee table book of her photos, titled The Eyes of Mars, which Doris had edited. In it, there is a picture of Doris...identical to an image she had in the dream. Laura calls Doris but she gets no answer. That evening, she attends a reception at the Elaine Cassell Gallery in SoHo for an exhibit of her work. A controversial figure, she is besieged by questions from reporters about whether her photos glorify violence and are demeaning to women. A handsome stranger questions the work as well. The success of the exhibit is disrupted by the news that Doris has been found dead, in the same manner that she was murdered in Laura's dream. Laura hears this from her good friend and agent, Donald Phelps. Later, she hears that sales of her photographs increased as news of the killing spread. Laura gets a call from Elaine, the owner of the gallery, who is all business and who talks Laura into going on with a shoot the next day.

Unbeknownst to Laura, Elaine has been having an affair with Laura's ex-husband, Michael. The shoot in Columbus Circle starts off well. The whole thing is being overseen by Bert, a representative from the ad agency. Donald is on hand, as are two of her favorite models, Lulu and Michele. Typical of her layouts, Laura has the models dressed in sexy lingerie and engaged in a catfight, posed against the backdrop of a car wreck and burning vehicles.

Suddenly, Laura gets a psychic vision. As with her previous nightmare, it is in the first person. This time, it is Elaine who is in danger. Laura stops shooting and tells Donald she is feeling dizzy. Heading downtown towards Elaine's apartment, Laura's taxicab stalls in traffic and she decides to walk the rest of the way. But another vision comes to her. She sees Elaine murdered, punctured in the eye like Doris and then thrown down a flight of stairs just outside her apartment. She runs towards Elaine's building, but she is too late. The place is swarming with onlookers and police officers. When one cop tries to stop her from going into the building, Laura tells him she saw what happened. Naturally, the police believe they may have a witness. Detective Sergeant Sal Volpe questions her but he is perplexed when Laura cannot describe the killer, and especially when she tells him she was actually "a few blocks away." Still, Sergeant Volpe is interested in this lead and Laura is taken to the precinct for a statement. Some of the other people who knew Elaine are there too. In addition, Laura's driver Tommy Ludlow, is also questioned. Tommy, who carries a switchblade and has an arrest record, is immediately under suspicion.

Laura recognizes Lieutenant John Neville as the handsome stranger from the gallery. He belittles her statement but even Laura understands how preposterous her "eyewitness account" sounds to others. Lt. Neville shows her a copy of her book that has a tear over the cover photo of Laura, directly over an eye. Laura tells him she has seen it before, in a nightmare. Lt. Neville then shows her photographs of unsolved murders that mirror those that are in her book. Laura says that she began to have images of violence about two years before, around the time when the earlier crimes were committed. They go to Elaine's apartment and Neville asks Laura to help identify some male clothing hanging in a closet. She recognizes them as belonging to her ex-husband and is surprised because she thought he had been living in San Francisco.

Laura replies that Michael couldn't kill anyone; Lt. Neville accompanies Laura back to her residence and gives her his card. She is to call him anytime. Inside her apartment, Laura is startled by Michael, who still retains a set of keys and is now avoiding the police. He says he is innocent with regard to Elaine's murder. He remarks that she had been his best "meal ticket." Laura gives him 50 dollars to leave her alone. Donald and Tommy pick Laura up to take her to her studio for her next session; this is located in a huge warehouse on a Manhattan pier. In the car, Tommy confesses to his boss that he served time in prison for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The news does not faze Laura. However, she seems surprised that Donald hired Tommy knowing about his arrest history, and yet failed to tell her.

Left alone to do some prep work, Laura has another vision. But this time, she is the one being stalked. She runs out of her office and through the mostly deserted warehouse, screaming for Donald. He comes to her aid and Laura tells him she saw the killer looking at her. There is not enough time to become too hysterical, as the session is to begin. With throbbing music in the background, Laura gets down to work. She sets up a shot in which a male model lies dead by a pool, while Lulu stands over him holding a gun. The imagery is too much for Laura. She starts to see some of her previous psychic death visions in her head and she cannot continue. Lt. Neville is there and he tries to comfort Laura by suggesting that she is overworked. In turn, she attempts to show him what she "sees" by having him look through the lens of a video camera. In answer to Laura's question about why the killer is terrorizing her, Neville offers the theory that the person could be someone who is jealous of her success or who feels that her work "is promoting porno and decadence and he has a mission to clean up the world." Her security will be doubled, and she is advised to stay indoors as often as possible.

Later, Lulu and Michele are brought into the stationhouse to see if they've received any threats. While developing some photos, Laura has yet another psychic moment. The two beautiful models are both murdered in the apartment they share, which, of course, actually occurs. That the killer is someone they know can be deduced from Lulu having allowed the perpetrator inside. After their funeral, a mourner who is implicated to be either a close friend or a boyfriend of one of the women, who blames her for the deaths of the women, confronts Laura. Neville takes her for a walk in the woods and they kiss. After they make love, Neville gives Laura a handgun for added defense. On Donald's birthday, all his friends attend a party in his apartment. Everybody has a grand time except for Tommy, who receives instructions to come back for his boss in an hour. During the celebration, Laura receives a call from Michael. He is in Brooklyn and he says he is suicidal. A patrol car is stationed outside, and Laura, who does not want to lead the police to her ex, forms a plan. Donald dresses up in drag by wearing some of her clothing. The cops follow him, giving Laura the opportunity to give them the slip.

Unfortunately, the killer is watching Donald as well. Followed back to his building, Donald is murdered in the elevator. Blocks away, Laura sees it happen and crashes her car. Again, Neville comforts her in her apartment. The doorbell disrupts the coziness of the moment. At the door is Sgt. Volpe. There has been a break in the case, he says, and Neville is needed. A search is underway in Tommy's home and the police have found photos of Laura's models taken at various locations all over the place. Tommy is nearby and calls his apartment. He speaks with Neville and asks to see him alone. The officers pretend to leave and Tommy returns to his flat. He proclaims his innocence and explains to Neville where he was the night before. Neville produces a piece of evidence: a playing card from a deck that belongs to Tommy. It was found in the elevator under Donald's body. Sgt. Volpe appears and Tommy runs for his freedom. On his way out of the building, he stabs an officer who tries to stop him.

A chase through the streets of Hell's Kitchen ensues, and Tommy is shot to death. Laura hears that the case has been wrapped up. Neville tells her to pack her bags because he wants to take her away. He arrives at her building and finds Michael in the elevator. Just then, Laura has a terrifying vision. She sees a struggle between two men and one of them is killed. And even more frightening, the killer is headed towards her apartment. As Laura is about to call the police, someone breaks into her apartment through a window. That someone proves to be Lt. Neville. He tells her that Tommy is dead and begins to go into the background of Tommy's life to explain why he committed murder. But something is not right. Laura knows some of Tommy's life story, and Neville's statements are not making sense. Neville continues, explaining that Tommy's father slashed his mother's throat in front of the child for being a prostitute. But suddenly he begins to talk in the first person. "I sat there and watched the blood dry on her face until it was just about the color of your hair," he tells Laura. The real killer stands before her. "I'm the one you want," he says. Laura runs to her bedroom and picks up the phone but Neville is right behind her. As he is about to stab her with an ice pick, she tells him that she loves him and then reaches for the gun.

In a daze, Neville strikes the image of himself in a mirror. He approaches Laura and pleads with her to kill him. Her reluctance to pull the trigger leads Neville to take her hands and help her do it. Shot at point-blank range, Neville drops to the ground and Laura calls the authorities.
L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
I dunknw why, after i watch this movie, i feel sad... a bad bad childhood can really spoiled a person's life. Neville as acted by Jones is this kind of character. Sad isn't it? But anyway, Barbra Streisand sang the theme song "prisoners" is so memorable. Love this movie, but dont think i'm gonna watch it for the 3rd time.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Released Year: 1974
Directed by Mac Ahlberg

Casted by:
Marie Forså / Maria Lynn as Flossie
Jack Frank as Jack Archer
Anita Ericsson / Anita Andersson as Ylette
Kim Frank as Eva Leander
Flossie is from a Swiss boarding school, together with Eva, they met an ambassador Jack. Eva invited Jack to her house and Flossie have oral sex with him. Both of them tell each other sex experience.

Jack was once cheated to have sex in front of everybody which excited Flossie. Flossie also told him that during school time, she fall in love with her best friend, Ylette. Ylette taught her how to masturbate and both of them even have lesbian sex together. But in the Ylette engage with a guy who have sex with everyone in the dorm.

Flossie then meet with Eva, who later on have sex with Jack which arranged by Flossie. After sex, Eva told Jack that this is not their first time of having sex together. Sometime a few years ago, Eva wear a blond wig and have a great sex with Jack after she failed to have a lesbian sex.

Together the 3 of them (Jack, Flossie & Eva) have sex together. And for the 1st time in her life, Flossie let a man fuck her pussy which make she high in heaven.
L² Scored: 7.5/10

L² Comment:
Well, I love vintage porn. :) Always my favorite. Marie Forsa is so damn pretty and hot, love her blond hair, her green eyes and her body. But 54 years old now, what if i see her naked again? Lol, sure i will die :P
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Deep Throat

Released Year: 1972
Directed by Gerard Damiano aka Jerry Gerard

Casted by:
Linda Lovelace as Linda
Harry Reems as Dr Young
Dolly Sharp as Helen
Carol Connors as Nurse
A sexually frustrated woman asks her friend Helen for advice on how to achieve an orgasm. After a sex party provides no help, Helen recommends that Linda visit a doctor . The doctor discovers that Linda's clitoris is located in her throat, and after helping her develop her oral sex skills the infatuated Linda asks him to marry her. He informs her that she can settle for a job as his therapist, performing her particular oral technique–thereafter known as "deep throat"–on various men, until she finds the one to marry. Meanwhile, the doctor documents her exploits while repeatedly having sex with his nurse. The movie ends with the line "The End. And Deep Throat to you all."
L² Scored: 6/10

L² Comment:
I love all this vintage porn, "Deep Throat" the very famous old time porn which will definitely arouse your sensual part :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

American Beauty

Released Year: 1999
Directed by Sam Mendes

Casted by:
Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham
Annette Bening as Carolyn Burnham
Thora Birch as Jane Burnham
Wes Bently as Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari as Angela Hayes
Chris Cooper as Frank Fitts
Peter Gallagher as Buddy Kane
Lester Burnham is a middle-aged magazine writer who despises his job. His wife, Carolyn , is an ambitious real-estate broker; their sixteen-year-old daughter, Jane , abhors her parents and has low self-esteem. The Burnhams' new neighbors are retired United States Marine Corps Colonel Frank Fitts and his introverted wife, Barbara; their teenage son, Ricky, is a marijuana smoker and drug dealer whom the colonel subjects to a strict disciplinarian lifestyle. Ricky records his surroundings with a video camera, and keeps dozens of taped videos in his bedroom.

Lester becomes infatuated with Jane's cheerleader friend, Angela Hayes, after seeing her perform a half-time dance routine at a high school basketball game. He begins to have sexual fantasies about Angela, during which red rose petals are a recurring motif. Carolyn begins an affair with a business rival, Buddy Kane. Lester is told he is to be laid off, but blackmails his boss for $60,000 and quits his job, taking employment serving fast food. He buys his dream car and starts working out after he overhears Angela tell Jane that she would find him sexually attractive if he improved his physique. He begins smoking marijuana bought from Ricky and flirts with Angela whenever she visits Jane.

The girls' friendship cools and Jane becomes involved with Ricky; they bond over what Ricky considers the most beautiful imagery he has filmed: a plastic bag dancing in the wind. Lester discovers Carolyn's infidelity, but reacts indifferently. Buddy cools the affair, saying he is facing a potentially expensive divorce. Col. Fitts becomes suspicious of Lester and Ricky's friendship, and finds his son's footage of Lester lifting weights while nude, which Ricky captured by chance. After watching Ricky and Lester through Lester's garage window, the colonel mistakenly concludes the pair are sexually involved. He later beats Ricky and accuses him of being gay.

Ricky falsely admits the charge and goads his father into turning him out of their home. Over Angela's objections, Ricky convinces Jane to flee with him to New York City, after first calling Angela ordinary. Carolyn loads a gun and drives home. Col. Fitts confronts Lester and attempts to kiss him; Lester rebuffs the colonel, who flees.

Lester finds a distraught Angela; she asks him to tell her she is beautiful. He does, and she begins to seduce him. After learning that Angela is a virgin, Lester stops; the pair instead bond over their shared frustrations. Angela goes to the bathroom and Lester smiles at a family photograph in his kitchen. A gunshot sounds and blood spatters on the wall. Ricky and Jane find Lester's body. Carolyn is seen crying in the bedroom, and the colonel returns home, bloodied, a gun missing from his collection.

Lester's closing narration describes meaningful experiences he's had during his life, and explains that despite his death he is happy, as "it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world."
L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
This movie won a multiple awards in 2000, a movie which talks about the life of the american. Nothing really special about the storyline, but mainly talks about the life of Lester Burnham which is gonna end soon by shot in his head at the very end of the movie.

Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari & Thora Birch were given so many chances to show their acting skills in this movie. But 3 of them don't really do well in the industries after that, Suvari manage to get herself into the American Pie series movie, but did not score well either.

Of course the best will still be Kevin Spacey who won the best actor through this film. Wouldn't it be better if he shows us his willy in this movie? lol~