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Posted: 10/2/2004 6:18:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 6:19:23 PM EST by Corey]
It just came on TV and I was hoping to get to bed in the next 1/2 hour or so.

Tell me what it's about, what happens, and particularly how it ends. The first 20 minutes have been really slow. I'm not sure I want to stay up an extra hour to watch a dull movie.

EDITED b/c I can't type tnight.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:19:15 PM EST
Its a letdown.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:20:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Its a letdown.



Tell me the plot line in 30 words. Any little green men, and what do we do with/to them?

TIA,

Corey
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:20:30 PM EST
The dog dies.

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:21:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Corey:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Its a letdown.



Tell me the plot line in 30 words. Any little green men, and what do we do with/to them?

TIA,

Corey



They look like us and we largely try to deny they exist. 12 words.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:22:21 PM EST
If you want to get to bed within the next 30 minutes keep watching. Contact is the most mind-numbingly boring movie mankind has ever created.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:22:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:23:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:
The dog dies.




What dog?

(And how does he/she die?)


Originally Posted By RustyTX:

Originally Posted By Corey:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Its a letdown.



Tell me the plot line in 30 words. Any little green men, and what do we do with/to them?

TIA,

Corey



They look like us and we largely try to deny they exist. 12 words.



Say again?

Maybe use the full 30 words?

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:25:21 PM EST
The capsule is destroyed due to some attack, but that's okay because the odd chick didn't make the cut to be in it. Turns out uncle sam had version 2 made in secret, she gets in it, takes the trip which almost makes her sick because the government put in a seat they weren't supposed to.

Turns out the aliens are her father on a beach talking emotions (no shit)...oh, and it takes no time at all for her to visit their world and return, so no one believes her.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:27:06 PM EST
She sleeps with the preacher...I think.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:27:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:28:25 PM EST
She was dreaming it all up.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:29:54 PM EST
great movie

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:35:28 PM EST
What happy shooter said, but they take human forms from the persons memory "this is how it has been done for millions of years". In earth time the capsule falls through the machine and into the net. Nobody belives the travellers story, but the last lines were something like "all we recorded was static" "but we've got 18 hours of it".
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:35:48 PM EST
Spoiler (shocker)... the xxx minutes of recorded white noise that are unaccounted for.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:35:49 PM EST
great book, terrible movie
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:40:24 PM EST
So they presumably get some radio contact, and send out a spacecraft. The first one augers in. Star-chick gets on the second one, and returns to earth with 18 hours of "missing" time.

She claims it was time spent with her father, who is actually an alien that takes the form of humans we have in our memories. (So she wasn't talking to her father at all, but some little green man disguised like her father.)

Is that about it?

Corey (who really wants to turn this shit off)
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:41:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 6:44:26 PM EST by RustyTX]

Originally Posted By Corey:

Originally Posted By RustyTX:

They look like us and we largely try to deny they exist. 12 words.



Say again?

Maybe use the full 30 words?




Its a wormhole and defies time in our sense of the word so in the blink of an eye (or a rotation of the magic orb) she travels to a far away place and sees her dad who is really an alien. Since no time has passed everyone denies it happened. In the orb she is only saved because she drops her good luck charm and gets out of 'the seat' which is later destroyed. Oh yea and there's a modern day Howard Hughes that funds and feeds her quest. He dies in the russian space station on closed circuit TV.

101 words, but it would take more. Sagan probably used billyuns and billyuns of words to write it

Its more of a study of the effects on religion and society if we find intelligent life. Cerebral dude.

AND the Howard Hughes dude never lands his 747. He lives on it until of course he moves to the space station... It comes out sounding like a weird dream when you try and explain it...
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:42:07 PM EST
My wife was an extra in it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:49:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 6:49:16 PM EST by Corey]
OH SHIT! You're almost making it sound interesting enough to hand out the next 45 minutes! (Though with commercials it will got to midnight and that's waaaaay past my bedtime, even on a Sat. night.)

Corey
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:55:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By gotm4:
My wife was an extra in it.



Did she get to ride in the orb?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:59:39 PM EST

first one gets blown up by religious nuts i think


Originally Posted By Corey:
So they presumably get some radio contact, and send out a spacecraft. The first one augers in. Star-chick gets on the second one, and returns to earth with 18 hours of "missing" time.

She claims it was time spent with her father, who is actually an alien that takes the form of humans we have in our memories. (So she wasn't talking to her father at all, but some little green man disguised like her father.)

Is that about it?

Corey (who really wants to turn this shit off)

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:59:48 PM EST
PI



God let's us know he exists because of PI


Oh wait, that's in the book - which is even better than the movie.


Note - they couldn't send a guy through, he would have came back with 5 o'clock shadow!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:05:01 PM EST
Is it true that Jodi Foster is a les? Somebody told me that last year - I dunno.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:06:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:06:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 7:08:04 PM EST by 9X19]

Originally Posted By gotm4:
My wife was an extra in it.



The actor that most impressed me from the movie was James Woods. He slipped into character so easily, and he was very friendly to everyone on the set. At one point during filming, he was walking over to talk to me when the director dragged him away, so I didn't get to meet him because it was the last day I was on the set.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:07:41 PM EST
Oh fuck.

How can I not watch the last 4 minutes now?

My ass is gonna be dragging tomorrow a.m.

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:20:40 PM EST
In this flick, all the Bad People are conservatives and religious. The liberal bias is so blatant it's nauseating.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:27:16 PM EST
Welp, then I guess I better go grab a brewski, huh?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:29:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By Backstop:
Is it true that Jodi Foster is a les? Somebody told me that last year - I dunno.



It's true.


Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:39:27 PM EST

Spoiler:

Near the end, in the full frontal nudity scene, when Jodie turns around, you can see her penis...

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:42:44 PM EST
She's willing to die for it b/c she's searching for the reason that we're here.

She should be more perceptive to the clues around her....

She IS confused. And she's searching for something that is right in front of her face.

Okay ... 15 minutes to go on the film. Am I on track with things?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:46:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrMark:
Spoiler:
Near the end, in the full frontal nudity scene, when Jodie turns around, you can see her penis...



Originally Posted By Corey:
She's willing to die for it b/c she's searching for the reason that we're here.


She's willing to die for a penis?

Well yeah; we are here because of a penis.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:58:04 PM EST
yup.
Gary Busey's son


Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
first one gets blown up by religious nuts i think


Originally Posted By Corey:
So they presumably get some radio contact, and send out a spacecraft. The first one augers in. Star-chick gets on the second one, and returns to earth with 18 hours of "missing" time.

She claims it was time spent with her father, who is actually an alien that takes the form of humans we have in our memories. (So she wasn't talking to her father at all, but some little green man disguised like her father.)

Is that about it?

Corey (who really wants to turn this shit off)


Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:59:59 PM EST
Could have been better if it had Burt Reynolds in it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:01:08 PM EST
Shit. It's going beyond 12:00 with commercials. But the machine just got blown up. I'm not sure I can stop at this point....

Corey
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:07:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By 9X19:

Originally Posted By gotm4:
My wife was an extra in it.



The actor that most impressed me from the movie was James Woods. He slipped into character so easily, and he was very friendly to everyone on the set. At one point during filming, he was walking over to talk to me when the director dragged him away, so I didn't get to meet him because it was the last day I was on the set.



Woods is a political conservative. That he is affable is no surprise in this regard.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:18:49 PM EST
So the whole point is that all "sightings" that we've had of spirits (and God) have been ET's?

(If so that's f'd up.)

Corey

PS She's walking into the chamber right now. I hope I don't have more than 20 minutes left...?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:20:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Corey:
PS She's walking into the chamber right now. I hope I don't have more than 20 minutes left...?


Close one eye for this next stuff.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:25:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:46:55 PM EST
That is fucked up.

Was the "being" actually her father's spirit or an alien?

Corey (who was up for 2+ hours past his bedtime)
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:53:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:59:05 PM EST
Dumb, bad, I dunno....

But way to fuckin' late for me....
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:59:20 PM EST
at the end of the movie it says for "Carl". Girl sitting behind the wife and I says "Who's Carl?"
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:40:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
at the end of the movie it says for "Carl". Girl sitting behind the wife and I says "Who's Carl?"



Been a while since I saw this movie, but what is the deal with Carl?
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I think it was an alien who borrowed the image of her father to communicate with her as her father's image is something she could relate to.

But then again, I'm still upset that she's a les.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:53:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
at the end of the movie it says for "Carl". Girl sitting behind the wife and I says "Who's Carl?"



Carl Sagan.
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