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8/16/07

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I've become a big fan of the Polish brother's films; Northfork in particular. They've got a very weird sensibility; making films quite unlike anyone else. That itself is something that attracts me to any filmmaker. But they've got a wonderful style to go along with it.

I was highly anticipating The Astronaut Farmer. Excited to see what they could do with a Hollywood budget. I didn't get a chance to see it in the theater, and Blockbuster took forever to get a copy in that I could rent. But the wait was worth it.

It's a sort-of fairytale for adults; with you-can-do-whatever-you-put-your-mind-to morale to it. Billy Bob gives a good performance and it was nice to see Virgina Madison play a wife that gets her whole family behind her husband's cooky ideas, usually they play the wet-rag. It's not a perfect film, and if you watch it from a "realistic" view-point, you're not going to like it. But if you leave your mind open to the idea, you should have a good time with it, and come away a little more optimistic.

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