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Actors Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church
Rating:8.0/10 (22 votes) [
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Reviewed by The Cubist on September 12th, 2005
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As a review in Entertainment Weekly has pointed out, this track is almost a sequel of sorts as Haden Church goes into vintage smart-ass mode while Giamatti plays the straight man and tries to keep things on track by occasionally commenting on what we are seeing. Haden Church then proceeds to deflate this by delivering ironic statements like, “Also, I love your head in this scene,” in a deadpan style that is very funny. He also offers hilarious non-sequitur comments like the number of times that he scratches his face in a given scene (he describes it as “physical facial Tourettes”). This is an amusing, often entertaining track as the two men riff on the movie.
Reviewed by Tekker on November 22nd, 2006
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Funny and hilarious commentary, but hardly one of the absolute best. The two actors have little knowledge of movie making and they obviously can not tell us what the directors intentions are throughout the film.
Good fun, though.
Reviewed by mg99223 on October 17th, 2007
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The two guys are very funny and I found this commentary very entertaining. One person on IMDB pointed out that they sounded like they sipped a bit of wine themselves while recording the commentary. If that were true, I wouldn't doubt it. It's no mystery why they had such good chemistry in the movie. They seem to get along quite well in real life.
Reviewed by rickumali on December 23rd, 2007
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This commentary by Thomas Haden Church and Paul Giamatti is one of my all-time favorite commentary tracks. They are funny, deadpan, and absolutely fill the time with infectious mirth. I highly highly enjoy this track, and encourage anyone to check it out.
Reviewed by sillybilly on May 9th, 2008
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One of my favourite commentaries, the banter between the two stars is hilarious. They also continually seem to try and upstage themselves in the use of flowery language, and often congratulate each other when a particularly elaborate and poetic phrase is used - 'very good, sir'. Especially hilarious is the comments when Thomas Haden Chruch has his sex scene and the 'two bags of milk' description of...well, watch it and see.
Reviewed by adduvall10 on September 4th, 2008
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Had a lot of fun listening to this commentary track, eventhough Giamatti and Church didn't really remember a whole lot about the production of the film, or even the name's of certain members of the cast. Had me cracking up several times throughout and I think any fan of Haden Church or Giamatti will have a blast with this one. Thumbs up.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on July 12th, 2009
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Wow! Superb! And other words of praise...
This is how it’s done. The chemistry between the two guys is just perfect. They have a great time together pointing out everything from how stupid they look on screen to where things were filmed. I laughed a lot in this commentary, more so than any other I’ve heard. This is not meant as a comedy commentary like other stuff that is in-character or something. These guys just have a good time watching the movie, and it is very contagious. But even though I laughed a lot and the good around a little, it’s clear that they are very proud of this movie, and they do give good comments that are worth knowing about the actual movie. 10/10
Reviewed by musíl65 on February 21st, 2014
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The track is great and very funny. The information about the movie itself is mostly about the acting, the camera and the locations. Don’t expect too much. But the interacting between these both actors is sensational. The stories about the shooting, their acting and their commentaries to some scenes are pure gold.
They had a good time together during the shooting and during this track. It’s entertaining at its best. One of the best tracks I’ve heard. 10 out of 10.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on March 4th, 2014
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All they do is pretty much praise everything and everyone. I,m not a fan of these types of commentaries. Maybe if Alexander Payne did the commentary, it would've been great.
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