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For your consideration: Powder - the reason I bring this up is because it's a "mutant superhero" movie long before the X-Men movies came out (I know the comics long preceded Powder) and is definitely more of a drama genre than action and conveys the feeling of alienation very well.
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LOL

I remember that movie from school when the young skanks would say they thought he was cute.

Movie is trippy when you're faded.
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Well known but perhaps overlooked today... happened to catch Saturday Night Fever last night... I had never noticed how it is a scathing portrait of the late 60s generation in NY, the "nowhere" generation who started going to clubs and creating a different lifestyle from the traditions of the 50s... they have shitty jobs and "no future"... yes its another 70s movie about how dancing solves everything but still... Travolta is absolutely brilliant as the dumb Italian kid who just wants to get laid. When his brother quits the priesthood, he starts to experience cognitive dissonance... I was glued the whole time visually... it almost seems like a period piece today...

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Saturday Night Fever is great.
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For your consideration: Powder - the reason I bring this up is because it's a "mutant superhero" movie long before the X-Men movies came out (I know the comics long preceded Powder) and is definitely more of a drama genre than action and conveys the feeling of alienation very well.

This was filmed in Houston, and many of my theater club friends from HS were in it as extras / bullies at the school.

edit: It was still a friggin stupid ass movie.
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I thought the ending was crap. Murdering the shit out of his family in that bunker was the only honest way to end the story.

Wait...what? The way the film ended was the best, most honest way to end it. It was perfect start to finish.

The film was a big ass metaphor for American middle class financial anxiety after all.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I liked how the only representative of the 1% in the film was the high priced shrink at the very end who advised them to go on that vacation they had been planning, even though they were already most likely not going to be able to afford the kid's procedure, and are already on the ropes with that ruinous home improvement loan he took out, thus ensuring their financial ruin, making the 'storm' visible to the entire family at the end. The "happy" part of the ending was the family was to face their ruin together, as a family

Jeff Nichols has quite a career in front of him.

edit 2: It was also refreshing to see mental illness portrayed in a non-exploitative...even compassionate, way. Kudos to Nichols for that.
Edited by javyn - 6/23/14 at 1:16pm
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I thought the ending was crap. Murdering the shit out of his family in that bunker was the only honest way to end the story.

next time plz use spoiler tags :/
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next time plz use spoiler tags :/

It didn't really ruin anything, but don't read anything else about it before you see it, if you intend to.
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