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The Beach (2000)

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Commentary 1: Director Danny Boyle Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
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This gets off to a promising start with all kinds of details and trivia about location shooting and the business of film-making (film vs. book, music choices, etc) but then stalls when it becomes confined to the island, leaving Boyle to keep following the same beats about the concept of 'paradise' and that old standby (which always seems to rear its ugly head in commentaries), 'character motivation'. His overuse of phrases like "in a way", "y'know", etc also start to become distracting. He must say "really" about 500 times.