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It's unfortunate none of Bentley Little's novels have been adapted for film.
'It's a Wonderful Life' is almost a perfect film in my eyes, but I dislike how they depict alternate-universe Mary Hatch as an 'Old Maid'. I suppose not being married, having kids and ending up as a librarian, of all things, was considered a terrible outcome in 1946, but it hasn't aged well.

In my mind, Mary married Sam Wainwright. His business failed, as he located his factory in Rochester and not in Bedford Falls, as suggested by George. He became an abusive alcoholic. By living and marrying Mary, George prevents this toxic relationship. Too harsh?
(12-27-2019, 12:26 PM)Garp Wrote: [ -> ]'It's a Wonderful Life' is almost a perfect film in my eyes, but I dislike how they depict alternate-universe Mary Hatch as an 'Old Maid'. I suppose not being married, having kids and ending up as a librarian, of all things, was considered a terrible outcome in 1946, but it hasn't aged well.

In my mind, Mary married Sam Wainwright. His business failed, as he located his factory in Rochester and not in Bedford Falls, as suggested by George. He became an abusive alcoholic. By living and marrying Mary, George prevents this toxic relationship. Too harsh?

That's a fair criticism of a near perfect movie for sure. It also feels off because it's arguably how the world would be if George had rejected her at the dance (after she has loved him since childhood), not if she had never known he existed. All the other timeline changes are logical, that one isn't, your idea is better.
Somebody please dissuade me from going to see Cats in the cinema

I feel like it's a fever dream I've already had but can't quite remember
(12-28-2019, 07:32 AM)Zamros Wrote: [ -> ]Somebody please dissuade me from going to see Cats in the cinema

I feel like it's a fever dream I've already had but can't quite remember

I love this review so much. Hopefully it helps you make up your mind. P.S. if the link doesn’t work, let me know.

Answer to Is the movie Cats (2019) really that bad? by Johan Torres https://www.quora.com/Is-the-movie-Cats-...&srid=hK1r
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(12-28-2019, 07:32 AM)Zamros Wrote: [ -> ]Somebody please dissuade me from going to see Cats in the cinema

I feel like it's a fever dream I've already had but can't quite remember

I love this review so much. Hopefully it helps you make up your mind. P.S. if the link doesn’t work, let me know.

Answer to Is the movie Cats (2019) really that bad? by Johan Torres https://www.quora.com/Is-the-movie-Cats-...&srid=hK1r
Link doesn't work, this review makes me want to see the movie even more Tongue
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^ oh yeah I read it, was just making a joke about how it didn't dissuade me, on the contrary; I now want to see it more than ever, if only to yell obscenities in an empty theater.
(12-28-2019, 02:53 PM)Zamros Wrote: [ -> ]^ oh yeah I read it, was just making a joke about how it didn't dissuade me, on the contrary; I now want to see it more than ever, if only to yell obscenities in an empty theater.

Yeah I think if you’re at all interested in seeing it and you are okay with it being a potentially The Room-esque camp experience you should have at it and enjoy every baffling moment.
The Room, Troll 2, and Birdemic are easy call outs.

Mad props for Gymkata and Teen Witch though.

Top that.