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10th November 2006, 02:29 PM
Last night I went to see this movie Shortbus. The audience generally seemed to like it (there was a cringeworthy applause at the opening show). I thought it was the most original movie I've seen in a couple of years. The critics in the SMH have been lukewarm. Has anyone else seen it and has an opinion on it?
PS I didn't just like it just because of the gratuitous sex
10th November 2006, 02:40 PM
I cannot remember a film in recent years that I've heard such good reviews for - everyone in the office here seems to be raving about it, and I just haven't had a chance to go see it yet. Am gagging to see it!
What was your fave part? (without giving too much away)
10th November 2006, 06:10 PM
What I loved about the movie was that it wasn't really about the on screen sex. You soon got caught up in the stories of the individual characters. Just a really interesting film exploring the nature of relationships, sex and New York crazy folk in 2006.!
16th November 2006, 11:09 AM
I saw it a couple of weeks ago and thought it was great! I liked the intertwined stories and the boys were cute! At one stage it started to sink into dreary woe is me'ism and I stopped feeling sorry for the characters and started just thinking they were sad and pathetic but then the blackout scene with Justin Bond (Kiki) singing, rescued it for me and I left the movie thinking overall, John Cameron mitchell had done a good job!! Would highly recommend it to anyone!
16th November 2006, 11:17 AM
I saw it last night, and I actually wanna go see it again.
The sexual parts were done so well that it didn't feel 'dirty' at all, it was funny, clever, insightful and I'm still thinking about it this morning.
Highly recommended from me - maybe not a film you'd take your mum and dad to, but it's got all the makings of a wicked cult classic.
16th November 2006, 11:41 AM
I saw it last night too. Where you at the Dendy Newtown Tim? ;-)
I thought it was great. It was funny, poignant, and sexy without being too gratuitous. The threesome with the guys was absolutely hilarious!
Most of the time I think we all take sex very seriously. It was refreshing to see sex and sexuality laughed at and enjoyed, as opposed to most depictions, porn especially.
Certainly next time I'll be requesting the national anthem, thats for sure! ;-)
16th November 2006, 02:39 PM
One of the best lines in a movie ever ...
" You are sofar behind - You think you're coming FIRST !! ""
Love ie - love it - loved it !!
A MUST see !!
17th November 2006, 11:58 AM
The other line I liked: "It's just like the 60's but with less hope."
18th November 2006, 12:45 AM
my favourite: "oh... for a moment there i thought that man didn't have an arm."
27th November 2006, 10:19 PM
Saw it at the iRIS Fundraiser at the palace best part was "its just like the sixties but with less hope"
Justin Bond - he is the guy who was Kiki in Kiki and Herb right? You know they played at the OPera House last Mardi Gras. Is that the same guy? Does anyone know?
28th November 2006, 01:06 AM
I loved it. The sex is not gratutious just interesting and adds to the depth.
John Cameron Mitchell is a genius i love his work...anyone see the Iota in the Angry INch? excellent
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