God, I love this movie. I was reminded of it in the Winona Ryder thread. I recently rewatched it on Prime and thought it held up beautifully. Cher, Ryder, and Ricci are perfection in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Friday at 9:08 AM|
And Michael Schoeffling
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Wednesday at 1:44 PM|
“Know your shoe size and know your fabrics.”
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Wednesday at 1:48 PM|
R1 So yummy.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Wednesday at 1:51 PM|
Some great Cher moments.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Wednesday at 1:56 PM|
Cher was negative about this movie but it was great -- it founds its life on video. God, I miss the days of movies in theaters -- then the excitement when they came out for rental. Everything is just a mediocre blur of too much content -- plus enforced diversity that feels so anti-art.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Wednesday at 2:01 PM|
I watched this many time on VHS. I was living in Boston when this and Witches of Eastwick were filmed and ran into her quite a few times. She's very nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Wednesday at 2:12 PM|
Lasse Halstrom wanted a darker ending where Ricci's character died...so Cher had him fired.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Wednesday at 3:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Wednesday at 3:45 PM|
I liked it and saw it when I was in high school. I’d never want to watch it again.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Wednesday at 3:51 PM|
[quote]Cher was negative about this movie but it was great -- it founds its life on video. God, I miss the days of movies in theaters -- then the excitement when they came out for rental. Everything is just a mediocre blur of too much content -- plus enforced diversity that feels so anti-art.
I was a kid when it came out in theaters. My aunt who is a big Cher fan took me and my cousin and we loved it. I also sort of miss the days of rental stores because my parents were friends with a couple who owned a rental store and we rent a couple of times a month from them.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Wednesday at 3:58 PM|
"Now his lips are touching mine..."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Wednesday at 6:10 PM|
R11 Some of Charlotte’s dialogue was so “My So-Called Life.”
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Thursday at 11:42 AM|
i forgot does ryder's character actually get screwed by michael schoeffling's character in the movie or were they only ABOUT to have intercourse before they had to stop to save ricci's character... if they DID have full blown sex, what a young hunk to lose your virginity too! whew lordy be!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Thursday at 11:47 AM|
R13 it’s definitely implied that he pushes himself all the way inside her, but I don’t think he cums because they get interrupted by nuns. Still, yeah, imagine losing your virginity to him?!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Thursday at 12:00 PM|
Emily Lloyd was originally supposed to play the Ryder part, but clashed with Cher. She had to sue them to get compensation for her salary.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Thursday at 12:14 PM|
YouTube has this listed as “free with ads” but it let me watch the whole thing last night with no ads.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Thursday at 1:45 PM|
That waterfall where Charlotte almost drowns and where the fake monastery set was built by the production team is actually located in the large backyard of some house in Easton, Massachusetts. It was on sale recently for $1.5 million.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Thursday at 1:49 PM|
Sorry, it's Kate who almost drowns, not Charlotte.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Thursday at 1:50 PM|
[quote]Emily Lloyd was originally supposed to play the Ryder part, but clashed with Cher. She had to sue them to get compensation for her salary.
Geez. how many people did Cher have fired from this film?
She also had Frank Oz fired from this as director because they clashed.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Thursday at 1:50 PM|
I really like the movie. Bob Hoskins and Ricci are really charming. Cher is good too and Winona was in her first breakdown phase, which kind of worked. But I can't get into to alleged acting.
The real distraction in this film is Cher's spanking new cheekbones her choice to be constantly smirking. She shouldn't really like her performance in it very much, but I'm sure it's her being 8 lbs overweight and those enormous cheek implants that really make her dislike it. Cher is innately talented, but far too dumb and vain. She's is the worst judge of what's good.
Overall it's an oddly enjoyable movie. But mostly because of BoB and Ricci.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Thursday at 1:58 PM|
R19 She also had issues with people on the sets of Mask and Witches of Eastwick. Peter Bogdanovich who directed Mask said she had a bad attitude and was difficult to work with. And three years after Burlesque came out, she said the director of that movie was a bad director. Not a good idea to bash directors if you want work.
Her movie career slowed down not because of the infomercial, but because she’s a bitch and difficult to work with. If you have problem after problem on one movie set after another, YOU are the problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Thursday at 2:04 PM|
It wasn’t a great movie and the whole premise was utterly stupid. Move on tampon!!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Thursday at 2:23 PM|
Am I the only one that found Christina Ricci super hot in this?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Thursday at 2:24 PM|
Fuck off, Defacto at R14.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Thursday at 2:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Thursday at 2:29 PM|
I saw this in the theater with my sister. When it looks like the kid is going to drown, she got all tense and I said, "Relax! They aren't going to kill a kid in a Cher movie." So I was kindof right and kindof wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Thursday at 2:29 PM|
Awful voice over and way too much of it. But Cher got another cool hit song out of it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Thursday at 2:29 PM|
If you’ve posted in here, I liked your mini-review and insights, so I’m posting it in here:
I watched this last night after not seeing it for 15-20 years.
What a fun little movie this is! It made me nostalgic for not only the 60s that this movie portrays, but also the 90s when a movie like this could still get made.
The New England aesthetic is so beautiful and I love the attention to detail of the changing seasons. The dialogue is wonderful and all of Charlotte’s inappropriate, half-baked thoughts felt so real to me and what I actually would be thinking when I was a teenager, especially all her thoughts about Joe. And Joe, man, what a stunning hunk of a man.
Cher is so effortlessly cool as Mrs. Flax. Each character is just so unique and quirky and it really makes you long for the freedom of the 60s and people not being such horrid cunts to each other back then. Even little Christina Ricci is fantastically weird as Kate.
It drags a little bit in the middle, and Charlotte’s virgin pregnancy is a little bit much, but it’s a classic nonetheless. I just felt like I was home watching this. This is the type of movie that just feels so right to me, and it could never get made today 🙁
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Thursday at 5:00 PM|
Everyone said Winona stole the movie from Cher, but I don’t agree at all. Cher’s comedic timing in this is pretty much perfect and effortless, whereas Charlotte’s voice over and character more generally was just this side of previous.
Still really enjoy the movie though, albeit from a “critical standpoint” I can certainly see where it’s not great. I saw this Xmas day with my family - the same day as Alice (which SUCKED)
And about a million times since then - shoop shoop!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Thursday at 6:09 PM|
Winona mopped the floor with Cher and nearly got an Oscar nomination out of it. Were it not for Diane Ladd's shameless self promoting spaghetti dinner screenings of Wild At Heat for Academy members she probably would have gotten it. That's why Cher speaks ill of it. I found the film charming when I first saw it and still enjoy it when I stop to watch it if it's on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Thursday at 6:16 PM|
Personally, Imas I noted in the op, I think Cher, Ryder, and Ricci are excellent, perfect, and effortless together.
Here’s an interview with all three:
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Thursday at 6:23 PM|
Great interview with Oprah about the film. Winona is interviewed alongside Cher.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Thursday at 6:24 PM|
Winona later cane out to say she hated doing the video for the shoop shoop song and was sort of rail roaded into it
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Thursday at 6:32 PM|
Also, Cher goes into detail about why she said she didn’t think she was good in the film in the interview @ R31.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Thursday at 6:38 PM|
I love Cher but this thread has made me think of her a little differently. Firing both Lasse Hallstrom and Frank Oz, both solid directors, says a lot about her. And then Lloyd.
Ryder was a good choice, as she, Cher, and Ricci look like they could be related. But I can't help but feel Lloyd sparking with Cher would have been more interesting.
I think it's a decent film, great soundtrack, Bob Hoskins is terrific (as he always was), nice cinematography but it's a little staid.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Thursday at 6:57 PM|
I saw Cher at the heliport in Logan Airport towards the end of filming Mermaids. She was crumpled up in a ball on the chairs with a trench coat draped over her. She was suffering from chronic fatigue.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Friday at 9:08 AM|