Aug. 29, 2003, 6:44 a.m. CST
Blah (not the african leader)....I think I would rather watch the new From Justin to Kelly DVD than this Robert Duvall hugfest.....A ROBERT CUVALL HUGFEST?????? god damn.....i need a drink!....And thus, first? - - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!
Aug. 29, 2003, 6:58 a.m. CST
What the fuck does that mean?
Aug. 29, 2003, 7 a.m. CST
but that was one confusing-ass review. And you realise it is not acceptable to compare Pixar unfavourably to ANYTHING. The Iron Giant was, after all, adapted from the Iron Man by Ted Hughes and not entirely written by your mate, let us not forget. And while it was good, it was only good.
Aug. 29, 2003, 7:20 a.m. CST
Robert Duvall is a great actor and he could kick Sean Connery's ass.
Aug. 29, 2003, 7:30 a.m. CST
This movie sounds interesting. The Iron Giant was an optimistic masterpiece. I do find your review confusing though, Harry. There is nothing uglier than a lie, deception is the root of so much turmoil in our lives, why try to inoculate ourselves to it? Why try to tell ourselves it is okay and that is just the way things are? I guess that is what you meant by cynical times; when people are more willing to believe an attractive lie rather than search for the harsh truths. I truly hope that was just your interpretation of the film and not the film
Aug. 29, 2003, 7:33 a.m. CST
by Atticus Finch
Imagine if every reviewer felt the need to name drop like that. <shudders>
Aug. 29, 2003, 7:36 a.m. CST
i know for a fact that an all singing, all dancing trailer for Return of the King will be premiered on this film... the queue starts here.
Aug. 29, 2003, 7:38 a.m. CST
by barely pink
I've seen the trailer in the theater three times. It looks like the kinda film that my whole family is gonna love. We'll be there opening day.
Aug. 29, 2003, 8:20 a.m. CST
This movie should be fun.... good cast, and i hear this is where we'll see the ROTK trailer so im there....... oh, and Robert Duvall and Sean Connery in a fight might just rip apart the fabric of space and time (think DBZ).
Aug. 29, 2003, 8:26 a.m. CST
... you miss one important truth: That there are many things, hopes, dreams, that are true in their own sense. When we pledge faith in our marriage to the other person, we don't merely put forward a legalistic "if you cheat it's over" attitude, but also the notion that when push comes to shove, that impulse, that spirit that lead to the marriage will win over all, even if real-life infidelity occurs. It's part of being alive. If our species only paid attention to the experiences and senses of the world around them that were based on hard reality, we'd never have survived, because the typical verdict there is that everybody dies, and everything presents a threat. Instead, we have the ability to see better worlds than the one we have evidence for right at our feet. And that's good, because there is more to the world than meets the eye, and because of that, those who take the leap of faith often find that reality unexpectedly complements mentality: that things were better than you thought they were. Ultimately, that's our biggest problem right now. We look at the difficulties around us, and we tell ourselves that they are inevitable. And because human judgment is flawed, taking that attitude often means missing the good things, the good opportunities in life. Faith and optimism aren't merely the gentle facade of a vicious world- they are survival mechanisms for a world that might otherwise might grind all the will to live on out of us.
Aug. 29, 2003, 9:07 a.m. CST
The cast has me wanting to see this, knowing its from the writer of Iron Giant has me wanting to see it even more, but then that trailer made me cringe. The bit where Caine asks "what you want us to die of? Old age?" and then he and Haley share these drippy sentimental, canned looking smiles so terrible I just prayed it was one particularly awful trailer edit. Sounds like maybe it was, and thank god for that. ************** Maybe I'm alone on this, but I hope Haley Joel Osment can grow into the next Jimmy Stewart. Big shoes to fill, but it might happen. He's starting to remind me of him, like the way I always pictured a young Stewart might have been. There's a class to Stewart that I don't know if any modern actor could ever acheive, or if any audience today would LET him. I doubt an actor can be that innocent and still real and so forgivable even when he goes into the dark side. Even as a voyeur, Stewart earned our love, and we rooted for him. I'd like to see Osment achieve that. Unfortunately, these are indeed cynical times, and innocence is just not something people can believe in anymore. **************** As expected, that "I'm friends with the director" bit has people screaming that Harry's been bought. Well naturally, if Harry is friends with the director that colors his opinion just a tad, but it's not like he's hiding his frienship. By now he KNOWS Talkback will make DAMN SURE everyone who missed it the first time becomes aware of it. I do think, Harry, that your assertation that Iron Giant is better than the Pixar movies feels maybe a little political right now given the 2d vs 3d thing, but I do share your love of that movie and would REALLY like to see Pixar attempt something like it. Their movies have all been of the buddy comedy variety, and with movies starring mostly non human characters, they seem to be in that "if it can be done live action, it has no business being animated," kind of groove which I detest. That whole "why animate it" angle is such shit to me that I want to see someone with oddles of money just produce hundreds of Citizen Kanes in 2d animation and stuff them down the armpit media's throats for decades regardless of the losses. But, well, that's what dreaming is for. And I like your dream about where to go with Superman, Harry. But now that you've suggested it, Warner Bros. will never do it. Anywya, I Hope I like Secondhand Lions as much as you did.
Aug. 29, 2003, 9:25 a.m. CST
In fact, we're in the greatest times since Reagan was in office.
Aug. 29, 2003, 9:33 a.m. CST
...do exist but never for long enough. my friend was one of them. http://spectrumzx.bravepages.com/bigpaul/index.html please treat this with respect.
Aug. 29, 2003, 9:41 a.m. CST
by Lost Skeleton
...especially in the Matrix talkback. Harry, I was a little confused about your "review" but you did make this sound interesting. I might check it out if its that good. The Iron Giant was good but I thought it was based on a children's book. Oh well, I just hope and pray that you are right Harry and that Hack G is off the SUPERMAN project.
Aug. 29, 2003, 10:12 a.m. CST
Yeah I second Harry's comment about Superman. Either McCanlies or perhaps the guy who's directing World of Tomorrow. But It'll never happen. Those WB characters will never achieve the magic they should be outside of the animation of the Fleischer Brothers, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett and Paul Dini. WB, you fuckers. At best we'll get something on the level of Spider-Man and X-Men (both of which I love)... very entertaining and cool to look at, even with great characters and performances, but without a certain timeless magic.
Aug. 29, 2003, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
One of those "nice" movies that practically dares the audience to hate it. I accept that dare...
Aug. 29, 2003, 11:27 a.m. CST
I hope the rumors of McG getting canned are true.
Aug. 29, 2003, 11:51 a.m. CST
You know, the one where Lisa Simspon discovers the real guy was an ass, but chooses not to reveal it because the myth about him being a total boyscout did more good than the truth would. It's like that kind of thing. Like the "I am George Washington and I cannot tell a lie," myth about cutting down the tree and fessing up right away. It sounds like pure shit, but it doesn't mean you can't aspire to be honest like that. Don't ask me about the Emancipation not freeing the slaves...I got nothing on that one. Still not convinced? Yeah well, who needs yah! See, I can play a grandpappy now!
Aug. 29, 2003, 12:20 p.m. CST
He throws in a crazy comment that makes the whole train come off the tracks. "Clothing-optional apartment complex"? Goddamn, man. I almost heard an audible record scratch when I read that shit.
Aug. 29, 2003, 12:32 p.m. CST
Yes, it is stupid, but unfortunately it's the thing most people live by in this day without realizing it. "If it's right to you, then it must be true." (insert puking noises here) I agree with Harry though--this film is being marketed all wrong. The trailer stunk. But question: Harry went to climb pyramids in far off jungles?
Aug. 29, 2003, 1:17 p.m. CST
sounds like a great guy, just hearing what people say about him makes me sad that he's gone and I dont even know the man, good post.
Aug. 29, 2003, 2:35 p.m. CST
-LY Over-rated. Poor man's ET at most. I will avoid this film and go to American Splendor or Lost in Translation instead that weekend. I guess I am just a product of these "cynical times." Not all of us are as willing to subject ourselves to Hollywood shmaltz as readily as yourself, Harry.
Aug. 29, 2003, 2:43 p.m. CST
The trailer didn't sell me on this movie at all, and frankly I've been wondering what all the buzz was about. This review sold me on checking it out in theaters.
Aug. 29, 2003, 2:48 p.m. CST
That George Washington story wasn't a legend, it was a lie made up by teachers and parents to, ironically, keep their kids from lying, one which eventually became legend as the children of the 19th century grew up to become leaders of the nation. Fat lot of good that story did, huh?
Aug. 29, 2003, 2:50 p.m. CST
I started reading your review, then came the line '...the best film my friend has wrote...' and thats where I stopped. Stop frickin name droppin, it does NOT increase the credibility of the review!!!
Aug. 29, 2003, 3:26 p.m. CST
"'Just because something isn
Aug. 29, 2003, 3:41 p.m. CST
by River Dean
Dear MooMina, Ofcourse Harry's name dropping. If he wasn't, you'd be at him because of that. If he didn't tell you that he knew Tim McCanlies, you'd bring him down when you found out he did, and accuse him of praising the film simply because he knows the director! Get it? Stop being an asshole, and that goes for all of you who are always complaining! People are quick to talk back when they dissagree but not so quick when they do agree.
Aug. 29, 2003, 4:23 p.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Just based on Iron Man, not sure how that transition from animation to live action works for a director, but I always thought Iron Man LOOKED like how I'd want a Superman movie to look.
Aug. 29, 2003, 4:32 p.m. CST
by God Of Forkery
Aug. 29, 2003, 7:11 p.m. CST
this movie actually intrigues me because its shot just like those awful Ed Wood movies, it just looks different.
Aug. 29, 2003, 8:52 p.m. CST
by Kurutteru Yatsu
MAN, do I miss Bloom County. I would definitely have voted for Bill the Cat over "New-kew-lur" Bush. Also, is it too much to ask for a review that's not a life story? Just wondering.
Aug. 29, 2003, 8:57 p.m. CST
released into theatres jackass. I saw the trailer for SECONDHAND LIONS last week and I liked what I saw; Duvall has had a great year (ASSASSINATION TANGO was strangely involving) and SHLIONS could be his troika for 2003.
Aug. 29, 2003, 9:12 p.m. CST
by Village Idiot
They're taking Superman away from Jon Peters and McG?? Huzzah! What's the story there? Sheesh, that should get a talkback of it's own!
Aug. 29, 2003, 9:18 p.m. CST
Faith is believing in something based on what you think you know to be true. Hope is wanting to believe something is true. Already knowing something is false and believing in it is foolishness. Fantasy is believing for a time in something you know is make believe but would be fun if it were true. Confusing these in your world view will lead to a mixed up frustrating life or a pointless movie.
Aug. 29, 2003, 9:46 p.m. CST
what the hell is this movie about? Something about lost al capone gold with actions scenes and haley and bill waterson? For the love of crap, man, at least stick a review somewhere in there among your pederastic childhood memories! If the movie is this good then it deserves a hell of a lot better review than this. This doesn't make me want to see it. It just makes me aware that it exists. I'm not usually critical of Harry's writing, but this is just a horrible review
Aug. 30, 2003, 2:01 a.m. CST
i know your talking about a movie, but your ideas ring true and you've made my day just a little brighter. thanks.
Aug. 30, 2003, 2:31 a.m. CST
This site has turned to a full fleged bullshit site full of no news that is even remotely cool. I mean you guys actually ran a review of My Bosses Daugheter, and it was like 6 days after it actually came out. Who gives a shit. Just make this place KillBill.com and get it over with, and as far as saying Tim Mc should direct Superman is as stupid as McG directing it. You almost never have scoops anymore. Oh, and this site also had a big ass review on Timecop 2. What a joke. Get back to getting scoops, or let someone else take over the site for you and have them update it if you don't have the time anymore because you must be doing other things. Every week you have a sob story about your health and at least one name drop filled bullshit article. This place sucks. I mean, just look at the headlines on the front page, it tells it all. Any cool news on the front page was reported days, if not weeks ago by someone else. P.S. Do you honestly think Warners would take you serious about Tim Mccanlies directing Superman. They know you are a fucking phony schill used car salesman.
Aug. 30, 2003, 3:58 a.m. CST
Sorry, folks. I read Hughes' "Iron Giant," and the movie story was completely different and, I have to say, a lot better in my opinion. Although the book was no piece of dreck, it was written in a very simple style and the plot was odd, to say the least, and had nothing to do with most of the plot of the movie.
Aug. 30, 2003, 5:38 a.m. CST
Just read some of the above posts and am slightly relieved to find I am not the only person who could not understand what Harry's review was all about.
Aug. 30, 2003, 6:37 a.m. CST
by King Spoda
I thought this was a SERIOUS movie site. Iron Giant better than anything by Pixar? You must be out of your frickin' mind. By the way, Iron Giant's director is directing Pixar's next feature, The Incredibles. Jesus. Better than Pixar. No one is better than Pixar.
Aug. 30, 2003, 9:01 a.m. CST
by the G-man
Could it be people, like Harry, and his hero Michael Moore, who constantly claim everything is a conspiracy and attack the motives of any one who he disagrees with?
Aug. 30, 2003, 11:25 a.m. CST
Every now and again, when you manage to reel in your extravagance Harry, you can write an interesting piece. Look forward to this film.
Aug. 30, 2003, 2:57 p.m. CST
Yeah right, I believe that SW EP3 is going to be Rated-R, but we all know that isn`t true. That is one of the stupidest shit I've ever heard.
Aug. 30, 2003, 5:01 p.m. CST
by Joey Stylez
I've read your reviews for TOY STOTY and TOY STORY 2. You've said that those are you favorite films, that
Aug. 30, 2003, 5:06 p.m. CST
by Joey Stylez
...you said that TOY STORY 2 was the best film of 1999 (same year IRON GIANT came out). You gushed about how you loved TS2 and that it was the perfect film. Now you're saying that IRON GIANT is better than the Pixar films. Jesus man, make up your mind, will ya? It's hard to stand behind anything you say when you continuously change your mind (this ain't the first time you've done this). I understand that sometimes our perspective on things may change over time but if that's the case at least SAY SO. That way you don't contridict yourself. Capise?
Aug. 30, 2003, 6:55 p.m. CST
Think how much better received his review might have been if he hadn't said that. Christ...just say you never met the guy before even if it's not true. JUST BELIEVE IN IT EVEN IF IT'S NOT TRUE! Now I don't feel like reading the review because it feels tainted by bias. If you had only reviewed it without saying that! Sometimes I don't know what you are thinking about Harry. And don't say "journalistic integrity."
Aug. 30, 2003, 7:39 p.m. CST
You may be a ramblin' man like usual, but I agree with you this time. Enough already with the overly facile "Michael Moore is the death of American Values" bullshit. I disagree heartily with the fat load on the subject of OJ's innocence (that's right, Moore thinks he didn't do it), among other things, but only someone who hasn't watched any of his movies or his TV show or read anything he's written would really think he's a come-hell-or-high-water liberal who only supports the Democrats/lefties. I'm not saying you should pay him any mind if you find him annoying. By all means, don't. Just realize that reading "truthaboutbowling"-type smear pieces isn't a passable substitute for actually hearing what the man has to say. BRU, thanks for the Portagee Perspective. Catch ya later.
Aug. 30, 2003, 8 p.m. CST
by the G-man
...that it probably isn't worth arguing with him or her. However, I would note an interview Moore gave in which he attacks the Democratic party for moving towards the center and complains that "our ['progressive'] wing" needs to be better organized. http://www.texasobserver.org/showArticle.asp?ArticleID=620 It would appear, therefore, that Moore himself admits to being a liberal.
Aug. 30, 2003, 10:54 p.m. CST
by Son Of Batboy
Oh that's right, we're there to liberate the people. Silly me.
Aug. 30, 2003, 11:58 p.m. CST
Hey, G-Man (and I'll refrain from guessing as to what the G in your name stands for, as in a synonym for really happy), you sure are right. Michael Moore is indeed a liberal, and by his own definition no less. Perhaps I should have said that he is not always a knee-jerk liberal and that he doesn't always support the Democrats. Myriad apologies from me to you, and thanks again for reintroducing me to the "reality" of pigeonholing all those who you disagree with.
Aug. 31, 2003, 12:44 a.m. CST
Aug. 31, 2003, 12:45 a.m. CST
You guys stop giving Harry shit he was just stating his opinion that he though his friend was a good writer. You guys are all aloud to say "oh but I think it's shite" but it's not fair to critisice his opinions, I mean they're his opinions. JAYSUS!
Aug. 31, 2003, 2:34 a.m. CST
by Johnny Storm
This may very well be a good film, Harry. But that horrible Iron Man script will keep McCanlies from ever getting near a superhero movie again.
Aug. 31, 2003, 6:31 a.m. CST
...but does anyone else suspect that Agent Smith Back is playing a practical joke here?
Aug. 31, 2003, 9:28 a.m. CST
by the G-man
If you are from Europe and had only seen "BfC" I can understand why you didn't know Moore is a liberal--at least by American standards.
Aug. 31, 2003, 9:37 a.m. CST
As if Harry's quote wasn't enough to gag on, somebody has to post a puff piece on Moore that actually uses the word truth, not once but twice! And that he isn't rabidly partisan??? So he didn't lose any credibility shilling for Al Gore and bashing Bush at every opportunity? The problem with Moore isn't that he questions the staus quo, it's that he doesn't do so honestly. Which makes his award for Best Documentary the biggest sham in Academy history (and that's saying a lot)......On the Osment movie of believing on faith alone, whatever gets you through the night is alright. A personal spiritual belief that sometimes defies reason can give a person purpose, strength, and solace they otherwise might not have. From that standpoint, faith can be extremely logical. In moderation. The problem is when, to reinforce those beliefs, folks feel the need to make others believe too. To dream the impossible dream is one thing, to act it out is another. The daft Don Quixote is a bit sympathetic on his own. A nation of Don Quixotes is scary. On the other hand, terminal cynicism can be equally as destructive to the fabric of society. (BBC News and the evil they do, for example.) There's probably a little too much of both that has pervaded the national consciousness. In the end, Spock (the Vulcan, not the idiot doctor) had it right... if one has to believe in something, believe in relentless logic. But I would temper it with a reason based compassion for one's fellow man (that believes in loaning him a fishing pole, not giving him a fish) and the understanding that there is something beyond our own petty self-interest worth caring about. Whatever that might be. That seems to make more sense than Harry's tilting at windmills when you know they aren't dragons.......WINGED MIGRATION forever. COLUMBINE NEVER!!!
Aug. 31, 2003, 9:37 a.m. CST
I think that means I guessed right? You definitely get marks for effort though.
Aug. 31, 2003, 4:25 p.m. CST
Harry wasn't name-dropping by letting us know that he knows the filmmaker. He was just giving us the chance to make allowance for his natural bias in favour of his friend. We all guess that lots of books get enthusiastic reviews by friends of the author or friends of his parents. (Or in the case of a young, bonkable author by his/her actual or hopeful lovers). We deserve to know these things. Well done, Harry!
Aug. 31, 2003, 7:33 p.m. CST
'What a great bit of dialogue that is
Aug. 31, 2003, 8:59 p.m. CST
So is this your favorite movie of all time now? Or just your favorite movie of the year? Or your favorite movie of the month? Or your favorite movie of the week? Or your favorite movie of the day? Or your favorite movie of the hour? Or your fqavorite movie by someone other than QT, RR, or any of your other Hollywood friends? I've lost track, you have so many favorite movies... But this one doesn't look anything special, though I suppose the trailers can be deceiving....
Aug. 31, 2003, 11:57 p.m. CST
just thought i'd let you know since the aicn staff is so on the ball with things of this nature recently...
Sept. 1, 2003, 12:29 p.m. CST
Just when I think this place can't become anymore biased.... I like how this thread has been censored too. I wish AICN had the nuts to finally accept they are a PR/Marketing outfit and get on with life already. The agendas are becoming just too, too obvious, and beyond insulting. McCanlis would be about as mediocre on Supes as JJ Abrams was, yet because he's part of the Austin cabal, he must be talent...McWeeney's legacy lives on...
Sept. 1, 2003, 3:29 p.m. CST
The trailer sux but it has good actors in it so I will see it... I just want to know why everyone like loves Pixar so much? They make kids movies!!! Toy Story 2 was very funny but everything else is so tame and boring like Finding Nemo was cute, but that is it nothing else... Also Iron Giant was kool and better than most of Pixar's regular kids movies
Sept. 1, 2003, 5:43 p.m. CST
Sept. 1, 2003, 10:59 p.m. CST
by Jeff Fries III
"Just because it isn't a political forum, that
Sept. 3, 2003, 12:35 p.m. CST
Sept. 5, 2003, 6:11 a.m. CST
by Sid James
TED HUGHES WROTE THE IRON MAN -YOUR BUDDY HAD THE SIMPLE TASK OFF MAKING A BRILLIANT BOOK INTO AN OK MOVIE. HOW ABOUT GIVING CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE AND NOT JUST SUCKING YOUR DIRECTOR FRIENDS' ASS.
Sept. 5, 2003, 8:08 p.m. CST
by Smilin'Jack Ruby
I love the movie, so I'm with Knowles on this one, though I just might be a sentimental Texan living in the diaspora who misses Don Walser live shows. I put a still of Michael Caine in his costume next to a photo of my own grandfather taken during the same era and they look identical starting with the style of eyeglasses. And I am of the camp that believes "Iron Giant" is damn incredible and is on par with the best Pixar has to offer (admittedly, I pop in "Iron Giant" a lot more to the DVD player than "Toy Story," but whatev). "Secondhand Lions" is undeniably sentimental, but it worked on me certainly.
Sept. 11, 2003, 12:03 p.m. CST
by Hawley Martins
What do you mean Shirley Temple never had a good film as a teen? What about The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer or Since You Went Away? Are those just drivel?
Sept. 12, 2003, 1:26 a.m. CST
Indeed it is a great film. Harry hit on pretty much anything, so I won't add much... other than to say it's good to see a family-oriented movie with real violence in it. Nothing grotesque or over-the-top, of course, just enough to add the threat of danger, which modern family movies really lack. "Defend yourself."
Sept. 18, 2003, 6:14 p.m. CST
i saw my second screening for this film last night, and every moment still holds fast with sincerity and depth.. it's just so warm.. adventurous..sentimental and funny..everything that makes a wonderful film. in my top 5 for the year! i'd be happy to pay to see it over and over and over.. do yourself a favour and see it!
Sept. 18, 2003, 9:54 p.m. CST
Isn't there a limit on how long a review should be. I don't need a thesis statement for a movie review. I need to know if the movie sucks or not. That is all.---->The movie "Iron Giant" is an underrated classic. Later.
Sept. 19, 2003, 12:26 p.m. CST
by Jack Olcott
I have a relative who does publicity for a major, major northeastern film library. This place has a summer classic series for young people which she has to push. Recently she came home upset with the fellow in charge of programing the series. I asked her what's the matter? Well, apparently the idiot programmer had put together a bunch of movies that no one had ever heard of and she couldn't sell if it were water in the Sahara. I mean, really, who's ever heard of Captain's Courageous or A Tree Grows In Brooklyn? Why the heck didn't he schedual movies like, say, Love Bug? I was good, didn't laugh, but I did suggest that the series was suppose to feature classics, that I could personally attest to Captain's Courageous overall quality and that I heard tell A Tree Grows In Brooklyn was pretty good too. Now my relative is smart, talented and a better publicist that I could ever be and I think she will love Second Hand Lions, but I am willing to bet that foisting the likes of Herbie on an impressionable youngster leads directly to things like President Clinton, body piercing, "reality" TV, Fox News and the career of Keanu Reeves.
Sept. 19, 2003, 12:39 p.m. CST
by Jack Olcott
A comment on a topic from way back in the thread. Michael Moore is a tad more than liberal, he's literally a card carrying socialist. Or was a few years back. Perhaps success has gone to his wallet and he went a bit rightward and now claims to be a liberal. No value judgement here, just a statement of facts gleaned from the back of his book jackets.
Sept. 19, 2003, 10:51 p.m. CST
I went tonight and it ended up bein a damn good movie, so get off of your lazy ass and go see it.
Sept. 21, 2003, 4:53 p.m. CST
A day later I'm still smiling when I think of it. The flashbacks were wonderful and gave it more than just the usual "two grumpy old guys" angle. Perfect movie experience overall.
Sept. 30, 2003, 10:29 a.m. CST
If I had the money that the two old guys had stashed away in the film, I'd bet it all on that.
Oct. 7, 2003, 5:32 p.m. CST
I dunno about you, Harry, but I only like the kid for his acting. You gotta stop slipping these Freudians into your reviews, man! I'm getting worried. *** Oh, and great family flick, btw. Excellent story. Writing had a few great lines, but your friend the director left his poor cast looking confused (with the exception of the older gentlemen who had everything well in hand), and he could have done without the sheik ending, too. Otherwise, cute and classic.