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Posted: 1/2/2004 12:09:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2004 4:37:19 PM EDT by raven]
Man, I can't believe I've never seen this movie before.

Link Posted: 1/2/2004 12:24:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 12:37:46 PM EDT
Is that the one with Robert De Niro as the abusive step-father?
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 12:41:28 PM EDT
Very complicated characters, De Niro trying to make sure DiCaprio doesn't end up like him, but cant put aside his inferiority complex, his bitterness, his meanness. DiCaprio is the same in a different way.

Stuff like this is why I could never write fiction.  Real life is just too complicated to even come close to making stuff like this up. One of the reasons Shakespeare was so great was because his characters had all this sort of aspects and conflicts.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 12:46:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2004 12:48:00 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 4:01:59 PM EDT
Good movie.  DeNiro reminded me of this one kid's dickhead father I went to school with.  The guy could sometimes be appear to be the nicest guy and really speak proudly of his wife and kids in public, and sound like the perfect dad, then he'd go home and turn into a monster.  
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 4:26:36 PM EDT
Deniro sure plays the part of an abusive father
well in the movie, he acts like a big bully to
Leonardo DeCaprio.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 4:26:50 PM EDT
Good book, takes place not too far from here. I havent seen the movie.
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