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Think about it. There are so few decent business movies out there. Working Girl? Yes, it's good, but it's really about deal-making. The Secret Of My Success? Determination and risk-taking. Barbarians At The Gates? Deal-making with a little sales mixed in. Tommy Boy? Sales. Wall Street? Good film, but again it's about deal-making and speculation in the market, and, the ending is bad--it villifies business people. What else is there that isn't about blowing things up (James Bond), or stealing (Gone In 60 Seconds) or just killing everybody (The Godfather)? What else glorifies the entrepreneur and the productive genius? Not much.
I love October Sky. Four kids against all odds -- detractors and non-supportive families -- in a coal mining town, who learn math, rocket dynamics and some other skills... and they succeed big time! I love it because there are so few movies where people actually learn how to make something and win! And because of this success, they go on succeeding into their adult lives. But their production is partially based on theft (when each time they could have easily asked permission), and the overall tone is occasionally a bit dreary.
I love Tucker as well. For the same reasons. But in the end, while Preston and his guys design the greatest car ever built, he gives up. They only manage to produce 50--most of which are still on the road today. His start-up is based on B.S.--a lot of it. And Tucker's own philosophy, at least the movie's presentation of it toward the end, was laced with a smidge of altruism.Read more ›
While the book sounded like an articulate description of a typical Silicon Valley startup, the movie appeared like a Disneyland version of it. Far from reality and some strictly out of place comedy makes it a disappointing two hours experience.
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Though I never heard of this film when it first was released, I find it very entertaining and as hopeful as can be for a couple hours of entertainment. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Robert e. Lee jr.
bought this for my father in law, and i couldn't have wanted to stab myself in the face more if i tried.Published on February 10, 2013 by Eric Lucier
These misfits said they can create the best computer on the market. And they do. A litle romance too.Published on January 2, 2008 by Christine Andersen
This is an excellent movie ideal for those PC gurus and wannabes alike to hold on to.Published on September 18, 2005 by Albert Rosa
I saw this movie over the weekend&thought it was corny&Predictable but it passed the time so no harm no foul.iy had a few laughs but that was about it.Published on July 25, 2004 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
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