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"Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 28, 2021 11:07PM
On the Netflix reviews, lots of people rag it because it's slow or boring.
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: hal
Date: April 28, 2021 11:32PM
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Dennis S
On the Netflix reviews, lots of people rag it because it's slow or boring.

they're idiots - it's a GREAT movie. great in every way.
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: April 28, 2021 11:40PM
Not necessarily on Netflix or Amazon Prime:

"Comfort and Joy"(1984) (also slow-paced, but has its moments)

"Welcome to Collinwood"(2002) is a hoot.

"Consuming Passions"(1988) also hootworthy

"Waking Ned Devine"(1998) hootable



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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: DP
Date: April 29, 2021 05:52AM
LH is right up there with the best. Love the guy on the motorbike...





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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Randalls
Date: April 29, 2021 06:14AM
Great flick and soundtrack. Mark Knopfler is a master.
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 29, 2021 06:15AM
great Lancaster. tell them it has cool gun battles, car chases, CGI and neked woman.



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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: DP
Date: April 29, 2021 06:43AM
If I may-another great film that doesn't have "cool gun battles, car chases, CGI and neked woman", is Big Night with Stanley Tucci, especially if you're a foodie.





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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 29, 2021 06:55AM
are you sure there wasn't a car chase in Big Night?



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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: April 29, 2021 07:15AM
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Dennis S
On the Netflix reviews, lots of people rag it because it's slow or boring.

Sure it's slow and boring.

But that's what makes getting to the end so special.

I'm only half-kidding. It's shot beautifully and the acting is top-notch, but it's a slog to the end nevertheless, on the first sitting.

This is one of those movies that benefits from the old "HBO effect." You come across it accidentally on a rainy Sunday afternoon and decide to sit through it having nothing better to do. "Surprisingly good movie," you think, and move on. A few months later, you're up at 2am and catch it halfway through. Now you know what to expect, but you enjoyed the characters and maybe it'll help you get to sleep so why not leave it on... A few months later it's on again and this time you're thinking, "What was going on in that scene? I missed the joke..." and so you watch it from start to finish.

After a few years you've got a sentimental attachment to it.

'Doesn't happen with Netflix.



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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 29, 2021 07:34AM
....and then a hero comes a long.....with the strength to carry on.......



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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 29, 2021 09:08AM
Another great, slow one with Lancaster - Atlantic City



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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 29, 2021 10:03AM
EVERY movie will have viewers that don’t like it / just don’t get it. If YOU like it, that’s all that matters.



PS: I enjoyed it too.
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 29, 2021 11:14AM
I am a big fan of Local Hero.

Each time I watched it, there was something new.

It was fresh for several viewings.

After that, it's merely charming and entertaining.

And there's a lot of room in my life for a charming and entertaining movie without explosions, car chases, and destroyed fruit and produce stands.

Not that there's anything wrong with those.





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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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by believing all possible evil of evil men.

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You make me pull, I'll put you down.

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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: April 29, 2021 11:57AM
Agree that Local Hero is a nice movie. On the other hand, shouldn't a movie with Hero in the title sport at least one character with a cape?

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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 29, 2021 01:25PM
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DP
LH is right up there with the best. Love the guy on the motorbike...

That's one of the things the detractors didn't like: " What does the guy on the motorbike have to do with anything?"
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 29, 2021 01:28PM
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Fritz
great Lancaster. tell them it has cool gun battles, car chases, CGI and neked woman.

Heck, it has a Porsche, jet planes, a helicopter, attempted wife-swapping, feet kissing, an out of wedlock baby...
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 29, 2021 01:37PM
"Knox Oil and ga-yus. Knox Oil and ga-yus. Knox Oil and ga-yus."

" There's two G's in 'bugger off.'

"Mr. Happerhapper."

"Mr. H-A-P-P-P-E-R."

"He had a name. He had two names."

"Whose baby is that?"

"Why do you like him?" "He's different?"
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: April 29, 2021 04:08PM
One of my favorite movies. Stars Wedge Antilles! And the twelfth Doctor is in there, too! How could anyone not like it? "How do you do business with a man who has no door?"
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Re: "Local Hero" is my favorite movie, but I'm afraid to recommend it since a lot of people won't like it
Posted by: Kate
Date: May 02, 2021 12:50AM
I love it too.
Also Hear My Song, in my mind, a really fine film a lot of people have never seen or even heard of.

Kate
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