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Cyrano De Bergerac with gadgets?

PaulFeig.jpgThis has to be one of the worst sells I've heard in a long time.

"It's like a high-tech version of Cyrano"..."Or like a Hitch meets-Rush Hour."

Is exactly what Paul Feig, director of the upcoming Smooth Operator said about the film to The Hollywood Reporter through Empire. The film will tell the tale of a CIA operative who can charm the secrets of many a female spy and his efforts to help out, using his gadgetry and spy related skills, a computer nerd in his attempts to seduce a female spy. All sounds a bit poor to me, but there you go.

Feig is famous (although not with me) for the Freaks and Geeks show, and has just completed Unaccompanied Minors which is about to hit cinemas, and hopefully Filmstalkers competition queue.

What do you think? Does it have potential beyond that blurb?





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"has just completed Unaccompanied Minors which is about to hit cinemas, and hopefully Filmstalkers competition queue."

And who, pray tell, is the competition that you want to see that dreck? I mean, I saw the trailer and it horrified me, so the thought of subjecting a rational adult to a theater of obnoxious kids seeing an obnoxious movie reeks positively of Hostel-like sadism, Richard.

Hey, I loved Hostel! ;)

Not sure if we're getting the wrong end of the same stick here. There's going to be a competition running on Filmstalker for some Unaccompanied Minors goodies, that's what I meant.

Personally I'm not interested in seeing it, but I know kids will, seeing other kids go wild in an airport? Yeah, they'll love that kind of thing...and hopefully not go out and try it.

It was an error in syntax then. I thought you meant you wanted another movie site to review the film in a theater of kids. Look, I watched Flushed Away in a kids theater, and that was hard enough for a decent film. Watching this "comedy" in that same theater would not be like watching Hostel but being part of it. That's what I meant. For the record, I didn't like Hostel at all, but that was not a slam on the movie.

Actually Dave that sounds like either an endurance competition or something I'd like some horrible people I know to go through.

That said it is what many parents go through whenever they take their children to a film.

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