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post #1 of 23
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Has anyone else seen this movie? I watched it tonight, mostly cause Clive Owen is a hottie and I must say that I am seriously disturbed

***SPOILERS***

The premise of the movie is that it is 2027 and the world is basically in a constant state of war. In addition to that, no woman can get pregnant, it had been over 18 years since a baby was born. The UK is the setting and Britain is supposedly the only country not falling apart....but it really is, anyone not a native is being rounded up and deported, resulting in these cities of refugees that are full of violence. Then there is girl who gets pregnant and Clive Owen is trying to get her safely to a group called "The Human Project" and hoo boy do they go thru a lot getting her there.

It was a really good film, but I am just disturbed Lots and lots of violence
post #2 of 23
Sounds like a good movie! Is it a new release or can I get it On Demand??
post #3 of 23
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It's not new, it was released in 2006 It just might be available! It really was a good movie, just disturbing
post #4 of 23
Ill have to go looking for it to see if I can find it cause it sounds good to me! Of course gore doesn't bother me, I have my EMT so if it did I would be in trouble!

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post #5 of 23
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it wasn't so much the gore, and there was a bit of that , it was just the violence...think opening scene of Saving Private Ryan violent

I clicked!
post #6 of 23
Clive Owen is gorgeous! But I haven't seen that one. I did get one of his more recent ones, Shoot them up or something like that.
post #7 of 23
Sounds like a good movie. Gonna have to check that one out.
post #8 of 23
I saw that movie a while ago. It was weird, and I agree with you it was disturbing.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Has anyone else seen this movie? I watched it tonight, mostly cause Clive Owen is a hottie and I must say that I am seriously disturbed

***SPOILERS***

The premise of the movie is that it is 2027 and the world is basically in a constant state of war. In addition to that, no woman can get pregnant, it had been over 18 years since a baby was born. The UK is the setting and Britain is supposedly the only country not falling apart....but it really is, anyone not a native is being rounded up and deported, resulting in these cities of refugees that are full of violence. Then there is girl who gets pregnant and Clive Owen is trying to get her safely to a group called "The Human Project" and hoo boy do they go thru a lot getting her there.

It was a really good film, but I am just disturbed Lots and lots of violence
I loved this film! The cinematography was beautiful, excellent story line and intense yet limited script. Though it is not about England's war against refugees....... Heres a detailed review if one wants to read....
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/plotsummary
Basically its a great movie about the sacredness of life.
post #10 of 23
This is a wonderful film! I viewed it in a Black Studies class. Fascinating! The instructor pointed out things I wouldn't have noticed on my own
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
This is a wonderful film! I viewed it in a Black Studies class. Fascinating! The instructor pointed out things I wouldn't have noticed on my own
I had to watch it a few times to understand what was going on surrounding the story line, and still hards to catch everything! But thats what makes a great movie, you can watch it again and again still seeing new things each time!
post #12 of 23
This is one of my favorite books of all time, by P.D. James. I love her mystery novels, and this is different than those, but totally compelling. I've read it a couple of times and it's actually one of the "10 Books I Would Want On A Desert Island".

So, I was a little nervous about the movie before I saw it. You know how, when you really love a book, you see a movie version of it and sometimes it doesn't really hold up to what you had in your imagination?

So I waited and stepped back, and separated the two in my mind and went to see the movie. Loved it. For its own merits. It's not exactly the book, but it's a really good, and very disturbing, film.

In the book, it's the men who can't make the women pregnant. A disease has wiped out a man's ability to make sperm......which I thought was an interesting switch they did for the film.
post #13 of 23
Hmmm, I must have watched a different version because the one I saw was booooooooring. I was very disappointed.
post #14 of 23
I loved this movie more than I loved the book. I do have to say it's really violent, but it all seems to have a purpose and tells the story of how desperate humanity is at that point in time.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Has anyone else seen this movie? I watched it tonight, mostly cause Clive Owen is a hottie and I must say that I am seriously disturbed

***SPOILERS***

The premise of the movie is that it is 2027 and the world is basically in a constant state of war. In addition to that, no woman can get pregnant, it had been over 18 years since a baby was born. The UK is the setting and Britain is supposedly the only country not falling apart....but it really is, anyone not a native is being rounded up and deported, resulting in these cities of refugees that are full of violence. Then there is girl who gets pregnant and Clive Owen is trying to get her safely to a group called "The Human Project" and hoo boy do they go thru a lot getting her there.

It was a really good film, but I am just disturbed Lots and lots of violence
I rented this DVD about a week ago and I did not like it at all. Sorry I wasted my money renting it. I like Clive Owen too but this movie was just really bad IMO.
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Lots and lots of violence
That's why I haven't seen it. I always see strange movies that nobody else ever sees, like yesterday we went and saw "Persepolis" which is a cartoon movie about the Iranian suppression of women. To make it even more strange, the movie is in French.
Since DW was born in Iran and left Iran because of the suppression of women and since she also speaks French, this is the one movie we have been waiting and waiting for to be released. I suppose you could say this was a violent movie, just a different kind of violence. Making a woman wear wear something on her head is violent and that is why DW and her sister got out of there and are all living here.
post #17 of 23
I saw it and I really liked it. I thought the ending showed some hope.
post #18 of 23
We really enjoyed the movie. We saw it on the big screen when it came out which probably made it more powerful. Yes it was violent, but it kind of had to be to show how desperate the situation was.
post #19 of 23
Ooh another movie I recommend is The Constant Gardener, if you enjoyed Children of Men, you'd probably enjoy this. It's another drama that gets you thinking.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387131/
post #20 of 23
I really liked the book but as with most that are made into a movie some ideas get lost.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Ooh another movie I recommend is The Constant Gardener, if you enjoyed Children of Men, you'd probably enjoy this. It's another drama that gets you thinking.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387131/
I loved that movie. That is one of my favourites.
post #22 of 23
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We really enjoyed the movie. We saw it on the big screen when it came out which probably made it more powerful. Yes it was violent, but it kind of had to be to show how desperate the situation was.
I agree. Without violence, it wouldn't have made sense. When threatened on a scale such as this, humanity does not react in a peaceable manner. Even so, it wasn't as violent as some of our big Hollywood blockbusters. The violence is just more personal. Hope that made sense
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by cheylink View Post
I loved this film! The cinematography was beautiful, excellent story line and intense yet limited script. Though it is not about England's war against refugees....... Heres a detailed review if one wants to read....
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/plotsummary
Basically its a great movie about the sacredness of life.
I agree, the cinematography was gorgeous
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Originally Posted by nanner View Post
This is one of my favorite books of all time, by P.D. James. I love her mystery novels, and this is different than those, but totally compelling. I've read it a couple of times and it's actually one of the "10 Books I Would Want On A Desert Island".

So, I was a little nervous about the movie before I saw it. You know how, when you really love a book, you see a movie version of it and sometimes it doesn't really hold up to what you had in your imagination?

So I waited and stepped back, and separated the two in my mind and went to see the movie. Loved it. For its own merits. It's not exactly the book, but it's a really good, and very disturbing, film.

In the book, it's the men who can't make the women pregnant. A disease has wiped out a man's ability to make sperm......which I thought was an interesting switch they did for the film.
I was thinking during the movie that I wonder if the problem lies with the men!
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I loved this movie more than I loved the book. I do have to say it's really violent, but it all seems to have a purpose and tells the story of how desperate humanity is at that point in time.
right, it's not violent just to be violent, it had to be to get the intended point across
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
I saw it and I really liked it. I thought the ending showed some hope.
Hope, but a lot of unknown too
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Ooh another movie I recommend is The Constant Gardener, if you enjoyed Children of Men, you'd probably enjoy this. It's another drama that gets you thinking.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387131/
I'll have to check that out! I've been watching more films lately that aren't the typical Hollywood blockbuster and must say that I've been enjoying them
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
I agree. Without violence, it wouldn't have made sense. When threatened on a scale such as this, humanity does not react in a peaceable manner. Even so, it wasn't as violent as some of our big Hollywood blockbusters. The violence is just more personal. Hope that made sense
I thnk that's what made it so disturbing, I can see the world descending into that kind of desperation

I'm so glad other folks have seen this movie and liked it!! As well as being disturbed by it
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