Woodstock/United 93/Fun with Dick and Jane
Some really good scenes. Especially a song about fathers and sons juxtaposed with footage of toddlers in the Woodstock audience.
If you don't care about hippies or hippy music (which I don't), this movie is going to try your patience a little, (there is a young hippy who breaks down crying cause she's sick of the festival. Looking at the sanitation and the number of people I don't blame her.) but it is more than worth it. What makes the film so good is the people they interview. Not just the hippies and musicians but the town's people. The most touching interview was the guy who cleaned the porta potties. He had a son in the audience and another son in Vietnam. I later learned he tried to sue the makers of the film on the grounds of mental anguish, embarrassement, public ridicule and invasion of privacy.
I agree with every positive review. This movie is extrordinary. I haven't been this immersed in a movie since Kill Bill Vol. 1. I predict that it will win an oscar for best picture. It was better than all five nominations last year. And I don't think there will be a better movie this year.
Fun With Dick and Jane: (spoilers) My father-in-law lost his retirement pension when Enron collapsed, so I was moved by the last scenes of the movie. Unfortunately everything before it is morally bankrupt and offended my sensibilities. I just can't relate to a rich couple who lose their jobs and instead of working menial labor decide to rob small business and people at ATM's. They are thugs and bullies and they deserve to go to jail. But the last scene was pretty good.