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Only might be a good movie if you enjoyed "The Room"
Unless you really like "The Room" I don't see how anyone could rate this movie well given that it expects you to have seen it.
Anyone not having seen The Room will not have the inside knowledge probably required to even get any sense of interest in this movie. First of all, it starts out with a storyline that is completely uninteresting and boring to anyone without a background in the material.
To top it off, the camera never uses a dolly or a stabilizer, so within 5 minutes you';; be reaching for the nearest popcorn container to throw up in. (But, I'm unsure totally if it's the terrible cinematography, or just the bad story that's causing the nauseous feelings.)
Normally, I don't like giving bad reviews, but really, when you see the overly great reviews this movie is receiving, someone has to inject a bit of reality into this.
It's entirely possible that if you can suffer through the first 20 minutes of this movie it might actually be ok, but unfortunately I was unable to even though I really tried.
Roger Ebert says that you should give a movie at minimum 10-20 minutes of time before giving up on it. I tried to do that, but unfortunately couldn't make it.
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