The Thing Called Love (Director's Cut)
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Top Customer Reviews
Both judgements were excessive. They probably weren't the best directors in the world in the 70s - but surely aren't the worst today.
This movie is a little, much under-rated and overlooked, certainly humble and understated gem. Bogdanovich shows here what it means to direct actors in a way that enhances their performances and brings out deep emotions. This is not a superficial movie. Instead, it is one that bears repeated viewings. And it has much of what life has: truth, emotions, changes. I especially like the ending. It seems to get back to the beginning, but it's not. Somehow, everything is there, but everything has changed forever. It's a happy ending, but bittersweet too. And like real life, it goes on, on a road where you can't follow, just like those friends you had and never met again, or just like your past memories.
I've been waiting for a decade to get a dvd of this movie. And I bought it immediately as it came out, because it is really unsure that they may ever reprint this once the first bunch is gone. So get it, don't miss it, this is the best advice I can give. Don't miss the experience of this movie. This is no special fx movie. This is actors cinema at its best. Something rare.
I highly recommend this movie for people thinking of moving to Nashville to try to make it.
There is some love chasing as well as dream chasing. Miranda is on a mission and she unexpectedly finds herself while chasing a dream. We get to see the struggles of an aspiring song writer and find humor when everything looks like it's lost. This version of the dvd is great with extra scenes added in, and anyone who has watched this before will know what they are. We also get to see the making of the movie with interviews on River Phoenix, which is reason alone to buy the dvd.
Watching the film as an adult I found myself relating to everything. While I never wanted to be a star I do have dreams and watching these people chase them and fight for them made me try a little bit harder. All the actors became their character and made it that more real. If you like movies with comedy,drama,love,soul searching then you should try this one on for size.
Young Miranda Presley, an aspiring Country-singer/writer, comes to Nashville, Tennessee, to enter the weekly singer contest held at "The Bluebird Cafe". There she meets James Wright, an energetic, but somewhat chaotic young man, Kyle Davidson, a more laid-back kind of guy and Linda Lue Linden, who's career may not necessarily be in Country... When both James and Kyle get attracted to Miranda, she makes a decision.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must for River's fans the directors cut is wayyyyyyy better than the movie released in theatre. So sad to remember This is Rivers last film. As always he is amazing to watch. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joel Mariano
I enjoyed this movie while out camping by myself and unable to sleepPublished 4 months ago by Robin
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|the song which gets miranda her audition win||
I hear it as 'Maybe God's a Woman Too' by Samantha Mathis, but it's actually "Big Dream" written by Alice Randall and Ralph Murphy.
Here is a link from River's site:
Awesome film BTW.:)
Jun 3, 2009 by Dana | See all 2 posts
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