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Phoenix, Oregon

Phoenix, Oregon is a movie starring James Le Gros, Jesse Borrego, and Lisa Edelstein. Two longtime friends battle mid-life crisis by opening a bowling alley/pizzeria in their small hometown.

Running Time
1 hours 48 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Comedy
Director
Gary Lundgren
Writer
Gary Lundgren
Actors
Lisa Edelstein, James Le Gros, Jesse Borrego, Diedrich Bader
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Two longtime friends battle mid-life crisis by opening a bowling alley/pizzeria in their small hometown.

Comments about comedy «Phoenix, Oregon» (22)

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Kathy E.

As a film it's beautifully done, good performances, interesting, sharp and at times shocking script. Michael Quinn as an alcoholic who lives in a sanitorium who reaps the benefits of his working at the sanitorium, and people who seek to exploit the sanitorium has an interesting story. I think it's a good film and very interesting. The film touches a lot on the social aspect of it all, the nature of work in the sanitorium, and the attitude of the sanitorium's administration to get things done. It's the same feeling you get when you walk into any office building. Who are the people, how do they work, what does the job entail? All these questions are shown to the audience. But all this is not the core of the film. Instead it goes into a similar emotional experience that you get from reading a good novel, or viewing a well made movie. I liked the film, as well as I can imagine many people who will enjoy it.

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Wayne P.

Ever had a dream? I do and some of us are lucky enough to have some talent on our hands. John Hughes did this for me, directing me on how to have a 'Holy' day which is in the day of the moon. A 'Holy' day which involves us each as an individual doing something different with our lives in the day of the moon. The reason I came across this film was because it was on BBC iPlayer. I got some episodes but I never got the chance to watch any of them. When i did watch the episode I just saw the images and I just thought this is how it's meant to be. I am not here to say that i think it's funny but it is the nature of the thing that I did like. This film was a straight forward plot but did contain good message's about life and death. I loved it and the people that I watched it with. I like to see some projects from British creators and this was one of them.

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Albert

I thought that while watching this movie, I saw the whole story of two childhood friends. But it is not really a story of two childhood friends. It is more like a group of friends that went through adolescence, together. And when they are at some point in their lives, they begin to realize that they have missed more than they could ever say that they have. And that they are going through some difficult moments. It was really an interesting movie for me. I felt like I was watching two teenage friends. And there were some situations and things that I could relate to that were interesting to me. It was funny. It was sad. It was sad for them and for me. I recommend this movie to anyone.

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Austin Soto

It's not uncommon to say that the "American Dream" is fiction and the "American Dream" is reality, not just the "I never felt sorry for myself" kind of realism, but the latter one more or less ("real" for "reality" I mean). A famous satirical essay entitled "Dreams and Mirror," written by Charles Bernstein, was among the first works to criticize the American Dream and it does not sound all bad if you are asked to follow this statement. The dream is always our perception of the reality, and the reality is never at all clear. The majority of the people, living in the USA, either don't know or have not recognized that, in order to see the reality, one has to be open to the illusions and to the illusion, but not to the dream. To say that this essay makes a comment about the illusion is no doubt true, but it is not the only kind of comment the essay has to make. The reality is what you can see and touch. What can you perceive, touch or perceive in a different way? And what is the difference in the world between what you are aware of and what you know? What is the difference in the way the world works, and the way it works for you? If you can see and touch, then you have the possibility to live the dream, but there are a lot of people who can only touch and see. The "dream" is, by its very nature, almost impossible to live, or even be in your dreams.

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Bryan R.

Wow, what a wonderful movie. I saw this movie with my family when we were young and I would really like to go back and see it again. It was such a wonderful movie, and if you have a chance to see it, you should. The story is about a young man who is trying to build a bridge between his childhood home in the country and the place he lives in the city. He and his friends are actually trying to make the world a better place by doing whatever they can. Along the way, they also try to find their place in the big world and the big city. So they are building a bridge between the two places, but at the same time, they are not sure where they will end up. In the end, they find the only bridge that can bring them all together. It was really a beautiful movie, and I recommend it to everyone.

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Douglas

I had seen this film when it first came out and really liked it. Now that I have seen it again for the first time in many years, I think I like it even more. The plot is excellent. It is well constructed, and very believable. I am not sure why the critics singled it out, and I think it is a shame. The cast is wonderful, with Kline, Cox, and Adams all making excellent performances. But it is also heart-warming and touching. It is one of the few films I can say I liked more after I watched it a second time. That is always a great sign. I do not know why I am saying this, but I think that was a good sign. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone, and would love to see it again. 9/10

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Linda M.

The film was entertaining and the acting was good. However the characters that are supposed to be the "bad guy" is funny and easy to identify with. Other comments I have read about this movie are that it is too pretentious. Well it is not a "real" movie. The acting was good and the plot was cute. If you like other "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" movies or the current "Harry Potter" movies, this is for you. Overall, I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Michael May

It's not often that you get to see a movie with two female leads, and still not be bored, but this one really is that. Kate and Cameron made this movie on the strength of their acting skills alone. They had such great chemistry together that it would have been impossible to imagine that they weren't a couple. That's the only way I can describe this movie, a very genuine, honest, touching, and honest movie. I don't want to give any spoilers, but there are just too many things to talk about for me to do so. Just go see this movie, it's a lot of fun, and you'll be glad you did. It's a film that is very, very unique, and in my opinion deserves its place in the list of great movies. The casting was flawless. I thought we would get to see a lot of actors that could have starred in a good movie, but alas, it was all true. I've heard people complain about the quality of the acting, but I didn't hear one complaint from the actors. The story was great. I like the fact that the story was about two women, but at the same time, I'm a woman myself. I thought the story was sweet and true, and it was a sweet, funny, and very funny movie. There are some very good actors, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and this was her first movie. I thought the chemistry between the two actresses was perfect. You will love this movie, and I guarantee that you will love it, as I did. And you won't regret it. It's a great movie that will make you smile, laugh, and just be absolutely delighted. If you haven't seen this movie, do yourself a favor and go see it. It's definitely worth it. It's a wonderful movie and a fun and light-hearted movie that you won't be disappointed by. It's definitely a movie you'll want to see again and again. Go see this movie, and I guarantee that you'll be glad you did. 9 out of 10 stars!

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John K.

Such a delightful film. One is so reminded of Woody Allen in his old film days. Funny, deadpan, very funny. All the stars are dead on. All the actors are well cast. All the time. The viewer has no idea if they are watching a made for TV sitcom or a non-G.W.B.B. comedy. All the jokes are deadpan and real. It's so refreshing to see a Woody Allen film without the cheesy one-liners and gags. The style is more sophisticated than ever. Not much was needed to make this film: the actors, the jokes, the witty writing and direction. It's a true Woody Allen classic. Loved it. Enjoyed it. Audience, if you can't find it anywhere, try to find it. I'll bet you'll enjoy it.

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Harold H.

I wasn't expecting to like this movie, and frankly I'm not sure I liked it as much as some people did. I agree with most of the reviews on here that a lot of the movie's humor was very "slang". Which, is exactly the way I was expecting. I had high hopes that a comedy movie about pot smoking in high school would be funny, but I really didn't think it was. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't know it was based on a book. At first, I didn't like it because it seemed like a very slow movie, but then I realized how much it wasn't. So much that I think it works very well. The performances by the four main players were great, especially by Alice Eve. She played it really well, and I think she is an excellent actress. However, I think she was a little underused in this movie. Not that she wasn't really good, she just didn't get the chance to really shine. As for the rest of the cast, although not the best, they did a great job of pulling off their characters. When the movie was on TV, I saw that it was just released in Canada. So I got the opportunity to watch it. It was worth it. I recommend it to anyone, and I am recommending it to others. It is a great movie. This movie is a must-see, it is very good.

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Melissa S.

The movie begins with a prologue about a young couple in Oregon, one of them a father who is the father of three girls. When the main character's father passes away the father figures out that his young daughter has been having dreams about the father in various states of undress. Before he dies the character talks to her daughters and the daughter says that she wants to meet her father who has gone on to other adventures in the wilds of Oregon. The young woman in the beginning leaves the car, and it is then that the father and daughter begin to run from each other. I would say that the movie is about the hard part of meeting someone you love, but there is also the hard part of accepting them. I loved this movie. I think that is a movie that any adult would love.

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Ronald Jimenez

Mama Mia, the daughter of a man whose philosophy will have you driven mad. I've never seen anyone play the warden with such passion. The only other performance that comes to mind is that of Charlton Heston who was mesmerizing. This film was even more effective in that the only person in it who didn't change at the end was the main character. And I was utterly surprised by the way the other characters turned out. Of course they're going to act the way they do in the film. You could see the final act coming from a mile away. It wasn't even that the film was too good. It was simply that the final act was so good that it stole the show from all the other scenes. It was great to see the inevitable twist coming. If I were asked what was the best acting in this film, the actor who plays the warden would receive an award for it. Anybody who has ever seen a Hitchcock film will know what to expect with the ending. The questions that the other films have posed are the same. But here we were in a completely different medium, so you can see the whole movie in this very unusual way. To watch this film, you will not get bored. I will say that watching it was somewhat frustrating in that it was not in a way that was suspenseful, but rather exciting. The film was shot with a grainy black and white that fit perfectly with the film. If you can get hold of this film and have a couple hours to spare, watch it. You will not be disappointed. You'll just be glad that you're watching this movie.

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Billy

Okay, so it's a different kind of comedy. For me it was the most entertaining. There were moments that I laughed uncontrollably. I felt like this movie had a good idea. The idea of having the guy who played the character that we would think would be cool, suddenly become the coolest guy in town. I felt like I was watching the movie, and then the next thing I know I was in a scene. There were some parts that felt very forced. The cast was perfect. It didn't feel like you were watching actors in an improv show. It felt like you were watching them do their job. This movie really hit home for me. It was funny, and moving, and it was believable. I loved this movie. I have never watched a movie in my life that I could watch over and over again. I think that this movie deserves a big audience.

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Ronald P.

It's hard to get a sense of how a film like this came together. Did people read the book, or did they just take the film as a baseline? Either way, it's a perfect contrast to the film adaptation of "The Hours" (another weird, surreal, strange film with a dark edge to it that, as a documentary, is almost impossible to look at objectively.) That film is a masterpiece, but this is the only film I have ever seen that made me laugh my head off. I have never had such a good laugh during a film. I can only imagine the feelings of humiliation that were conveyed to the people who made this film. What's even more amazing is that this film is not only funny, it's also thought provoking. I will give it some credit for making the decision to shoot all the scenes in the background while the actors are talking. That's right, because it does make the film appear more real. The best scene of the film, however, is the actual dialogue. The characters are completely improvised, which makes it all the more interesting to listen to the conversation. It's almost impossible to make a good film with improvised dialogue, but this one takes the cake. That, and the editing is fantastic. It's like the film is in black and white, but they are in color. The dialogue is all in black and white. You can really hear every word. Even the camera work is amazing. It's so well thought out and crafted that I can't even explain it. I can only say that it's a movie that you have to see. It's the closest you can get to meeting the characters, or a whole cinematic experience. I can't wait to see it again. To read more about this film, go to montydaddy.com

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Matthew C.

I love this movie. The actors are great, the story is great, the music is great. The movie is almost like a thriller. I have seen this movie a dozen times and I never get bored. The one that really gets to me is the dad. In the first few minutes of the movie he is the best, funny, and just overall just like a nice guy. But the second he becomes violent, evil, and becomes like a monster. You don't know what to do, or what to think. You feel that something is wrong and you want to get out of the movie. But when you leave, you feel like you have to watch it again. This is a great movie. Not for the squeamish, not for the squeamish. But if you like movies that are about parents and how they can't do what they want to do, and you don't want to see this movie, then go see it.

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Diane

I watched this movie on a saturday night, and it was terrific! It makes you cry, it makes you laugh and it makes you laugh hard. Even at times when you are crying and just thinking that you are too old for this film, you laugh with the laughter because you know you aren't too old to laugh too. This movie is so creative. The way they turn the plot around is great. Its a shame that we don't have a lot of movies that are as creative as this one, and that every time I watch it I cry more.

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Stephen Greene

I read a lot of reviews before I decided to see this movie, and all of them seemed to be saying the same thing: that it is an original story that is not well acted, but is moving and funny. I don't agree. Not only is this movie not the best movie of the year, but it is the worst film of the year, so far. I'm not saying this movie is any good, but it is pretty good. The plot is basically about a detective (played by Seth Rogen) who gets promoted to a big department in Seattle and has to go undercover in a murder investigation. The rest of the movie is about how he tries to solve the case, and if he succeeds, will he be safe and alive. The acting is quite good. I'm not sure how they managed to get Johnny Simmons to do this, but he does a pretty good job. He is a lot funnier than most of the other people in the movie, but he doesn't do any acting of his own. I really liked him. The rest of the cast is okay, but not great. The best actor in the movie is an actor named John Leguizamo, who plays a detective named George. He plays a very eccentric and funny character, and I would definitely see this movie again if I had the chance. Overall, I give this movie a 1/10. I don't recommend it, and I don't recommend it for young kids. It is not a movie for everyone. It is a dark comedy, but it has some dark comedy in it. I recommend this movie to people who are into dark comedy. I also recommend this movie to people who don't mind a little bit of violence. I think there were only a few seconds of violence in the whole movie, but that doesn't mean this movie is violence-free. If you liked any of the previous movies I mentioned, I recommend you to see this movie, and I would say, if you liked any of the other movies, then this one is not the best, and you should definitely see the rest of them. I think you can pick up some things from this movie, but for the most part, I think you should give this one a chance, but I'm going to give this movie a 1/10. So, I hope you enjoyed this review, and I hope that you enjoy my other reviews as much as I enjoyed this one. :)

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Mark Herrera

I found this movie to be entertaining. There is some history about the Smiths and the name Johnny Cash. It also focuses on a family and how things can sometimes get worse than when you thought they would be. I think this is a movie that I would watch over and over. I would give it a 9 out of 10. However, there are parts where it seems to go on too long and there is some plot holes and I would recommend giving it a chance.

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Zachary Kim

I'm not a big fan of Clint Eastwood, as far as I'm concerned he's always been too "heavy" to be funny, but with Phoenix I like what he's doing. This is a movie about a guy named John Smith (Eastwood), who is an alcoholic, and not too happy about it. He has a girl named Cara (Nancy Allen), who is a dumb waitress. This guy goes to a friend's funeral, and his friend's son, Danny (played by Mark Ruffalo), comes over and asks him if he knows where his dad is. He also asks him if he wants to go fishing, and they go down to the river and get on the raft. The next day, they are looking for their dad, but find out that he's dead. That night, Cara and Danny are out having sex, and are unable to get their pants off, and they are still both dead. They get back into bed, and are still both dead. This leads to a wild, and funny, night of hanging out, drinking, and partying. I think this movie is funny, and I think it's very entertaining. The characters are all very likable, and I liked the way the movie ended. I think it's a great movie, and I recommend it to anyone who likes movies about alcoholics, and who's not too squeamish.

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Charles

The scene where the boy from the front step is washing his car in the rain is as funny and genuine as any of the other movies I have seen. The girl is the perfect casting for the girl from the front step. The girl that was so attractive in the previous movie, has been so well portrayed. I am sure the writer/director of this movie will make a masterpiece in the future. A definite 9 out of 10.

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Philip Santos

I thought the movie was excellent, the cinematography was beautiful, the acting was great and so was the story line. I also loved the little touches in the movie that made the story a little bit more real. I think most people would agree with me. If you like films that are great to look at or something you can relate to in a romantic comedy, then this movie is definitely for you.

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Phillip

No matter what your opinion is on Stranger Things, it's worth watching the movie and watching the movie just for the soundtrack and the cool movie trailer. This movie is totally underrated and a total classic. It's the type of movie where every single character is an amazing part of the story and deserves more screen time than they're getting. It's also the type of movie where it makes you feel bad for not having watched it before and wanting to watch it again. Not only is this movie great but it's also full of great character development and story lines. I recommend this movie to everyone who loves a movie that makes you feel good.