Best Movie In A Long Time

United States
August 3, 2007 12:34pm CST
If you've never seen this masterpiece, please rent it today! I haven't watched a film of such near-perfection in some time, and it knocked my socks off my feet and they floated in the air, hovering above me for the rest of the flick. The final twenty minutes was so gut-wrenching and beautiful and horrifying... does anyone else here think this movie was robbed of a Best Picture nomination? I mean, was "Babel" nominated just because it had high-end actors and a condescending, "let's be artful" feel to it? I actually rolled my eyes and told the tv to shut up a couple times while watching Babel, and then it beats out Children Of Men for an Oscar nod? Who else thinks this is ridiculous?
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@s_pterry (50)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I'm with you! I thought it was a fantastic film - so moving, so gut wrenching... The mere idea of the human race being exterminated by an inability to produce children was a great plot line. I think it's interesting that even in post apocalyptic themes, there's always children. As for Babel, I watched it but I can't remember really what it's about. It didn't really impact me like Children of Men.
• United States
4 Aug 07
Children Of Men showed me hope and triumph, Babel gave me diarrhea.
• Canada
20 Aug 07
This was definitely a highway robbery of robberies for a nomination nod. Not unlike was babel a boring film, cinematography excepting, but no other film apart from maybe Pan's Labrynth deserved the honours that year. Excellent performances from Clive an Michael caine as well.