Amos and Andrew details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Brad Dourif, Margaret Colin, Dabney Coleman, Michael Lerner|
|Director:||E. Max Frye|
|Collections:||Nicolas Cage on Instant, Nicolas Rage!, Samuel L. Jackson|
Amos and Andrew
|1hr 31 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Inconsequential movie but great cast!By a customer from SW London , 17 Nov 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]It is quite embarrassing that most people have their faulty beliefs and preconceived ideas run their lives and ultimately create reality. This movie looks at that very predicament and pokes fun at it. It is a shame that the movie wasn't done with greater thought and skill as the end result is a very flippant and inconsequential type movie that is easily dismissed.In a nutshell, a brilliant and accomplished black gentleman moves into a summer house previously inhabited by white folk in a predominantly white area. He gets spotted by the townfolk who assume wrongly that he is an intruder, instead of the owner of the house.What ensues are hillarious sequence of events that unravel as the police get involved.
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Amusing & exasperatingBy RJNeb2 (1012 reviews) from London , 24 May 2013There's a glimmer of an acerbic comedy lurking in here but it's rather fumbled by first-time director Frye who plays everything far too broadly. Jackson plays a Pulitzer Prize winner author who's just bought a summer house in a New England resort. Trouble is the WASP residents automatically assume he's there to rob them. Cage then wanders into fray for no discernible reason and things escalate. Some of it amuses but mostly it's fairly exasperating. And then it all peters out into a lame ending.
`underestimated satire-not comedyBy fenderson (1 review) , 27 Feb 2013I gave this movie four stars mainly because i viewed it, not as a comedy, but as a satire. The humour is used to display the absurdity of the break down of race relations through prejudice and assumption, misunderstanding leading to yet more misunderstanding- ok so its also entertaining- how else do you get a mainstream audience to digest its message? absurdity
Good castBy a customer , 06 Dec 2012I found it very funny, you need a good sense of humour.. And take it as tongue in cheekcomedy. love Nicolas Cage and Samuel L Jackson .
Tries too hard to be funny.By KellyBelly (4 reviews) , 16 Nov 2012If you're simply looking for some light entertainment, then this film fits the bill. A little action and a dynamic relationship between Amos and Andrew keeps things interesting. The movie covers prejudice and racism, looking from both sides of the line but nothing too heavy. Throw in a bunch of cops, and it's like Police Academy all over again.
Watch this is for the cast (NC/SLJ) and a retro feel.By a customer , 10 Nov 2012A critical appraisal would be 1 star, however, it gets 3 because I didn't watch it critically but casually.
Lame, absurd, circumstantial comedy which has an 80's feel to it and saved because the cast make the difference. Watch it if you're a Cage/Jackson fan, you will laugh in places. If you're not a Cage or Jackson fan, you'll have a good reason for giving it 1 star and slashing the review.
Cage & Jackson made it worth one watch and give some chemistry and humour in places without looking fake. Dabney Coleman does a good job as the hapless Chief with a Burt Reynolds-esque presence that's coupled to the incompetence of a Sheriff Bufford T. Justice and not the foxy, maverick nature of the Bandit.
It's more of a chuckle, than a hilarious passage of time, so by all means, if you've nothing better to do or are bored, watch it, it'll lighten you up, but not one to plan an evening around as that would lead to disappointment.
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