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Post by Divia » Sat December 24th, 2011, 1:56 pm

American audiences could see this last week on Reelz (or however its spelled)

I watched the first part of the mini and frankly I found it quite dull. I wasn't inspired. I wasn't interested. It just couldn't keep my focus. Perhaps the second half was better, but I forgot about it and was watching Pawn Stars and American Pickers.

What did other people think?
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Post by lauragill » Sat February 25th, 2012, 7:39 am

[quote=""Divia""]American audiences could see this last week on Reelz (or however its spelled)

I watched the first part of the mini and frankly I found it quite dull. I wasn't inspired. I wasn't interested. It just couldn't keep my focus. Perhaps the second half was better, but I forgot about it and was watching Pawn Stars and American Pickers.

What did other people think?[/quote]

I thought the movie would have been much better without a gazillion commercials. Also, David Wenham is sex on legs.

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Post by Rowan » Sat February 25th, 2012, 6:41 pm

As we don't have any premium channels it was a miss for me. :( Maybe some day.

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Post by rebecca » Mon February 27th, 2012, 4:50 am

It has been released here on DVD for rental via BlockBuster. I may get it on the weekend. As for David Wenhap, yep ;) what you said and best of alll, the man can act! :D so it's a case of win :D win :D :p

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Post by Brenna » Mon February 27th, 2012, 5:04 pm

I have it on my Netflix Que but I'm sure it will be weeks before I get it. I'm still waiting for Downtown Abbey Season 1!
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Post by DianeL » Tue February 28th, 2012, 12:08 am

I have to admit, the book's extreme ax-grinding and Mary-Sue-ery drove me so completely nuts it was all I could do to read it in its entirety, and even by the first third or so I was mainly reading it as sensationalism, not good literature. If I ever get around to the movie, it won't be out of hope the thing would be any good, and it *will* probably be simply by accident of some Saturday afternoon programming several years down the road.
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