Powder Blue (2009) - Drama

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Four Los Angelenos, a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper, are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Timothy Linh Bui
Stars: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 12 out of 61 found boring (19.67%)

One-line Reviews (34)

dismal and boring .

fails to maintain interest in disjointed narrative .

" This is one of the most pointless movies I have ever seen.

Not the kind of film I usually enjoy, but it is fast paced with lots of interesting relationship developments so it kept me intrigued.

The first character introduced is a man, played by Forest Whitaker, who is living on the edge of desperation and hope.

the first half was intriguing and the second half was not.

The movie itself lasted for 105 minutes and I got slightly bored with it.

"Powder Blue" wasn't one of those big cinema releases, yet it was a film with a gripping powerful story of the intersecting of complex paths in the city of L.

In my opinion the goal of the movie was to emulate the movie "Crash," it fell short but was still entertaining.

"The movie is trite and predictable.

I rented this movie although many people crucified this movie as being a Crash sequel or just a blurred copy of The Air I Breathe.. Being a great fan of the existential dramas, where destinies cross each other only to emphasize the true value of life and most important the heart mending result of doing something right, (even it is too late) i decided to watch this movie in hope of seeing something equally thrilling to Crash.

Over the course of nearly two hours all four leads manage to inch their way towards nowhere – one paralysingly dull scene at a time.

Powder Blue takes it one step further and tries to bore us to death at the same time.

As I watched it, I thought it was just another boring, unfocused, slice-of-life film that flounders around and grasps at a realism the filmmaker can't actually remember.

This film is not light entertainment, but it is well worth watching.

Lastly, Liotta's soft-spoken Jack befriends Rose-Johnny, and in doing so sets the stage for a Magnolia-esquire plot-switching film that is quite compelling and interesting to follow.

In the end it's depressing meets unlikely with a solid helping of dull for good measure.

Take two hard to swallow yet still -totally boring- stories and begin to tell the other one as soon as the first gets boring to keep your mind off the fact that they are BOTH stupid AND boring plots with dopey actors.

Bui's script is pretentious and his direction is heavy-handed.

What results is somehow less than, but just as non-entertaining or thought provoking.

Yet another pointless drama about how horrid life is...

Enjoy the movie, it's definitely worth the watch.

It somehow also manages to make Jessica Biel nudity boring and depressing too.

If you want to see it, check with your library first, if all you want to do is waste your time.

the good AND the bad then this is well worth watching.

Although the skinny white kid landing Jessica Biel was not really believable, and Lisa Kudrow trying to hit on Forrest; it was still an intriguing movie that made me think about my relationship or lack there of with my father.

Lexus is a transsexual prostitute who shares an unexpected bond with the priest.....

The script is messy and painful and the scenes are choppy and disjointed.

Forest Whitaker is another main character whose performance is compelling as a grieving widower.

And that includes the aptly titled but way overrated BABEL, or the more obvious forerunner to this project, the unbearably contrived 11:14 (which, surprise, surprise, also failed to get a theatrical release in the U.

Despite a few REALLY cheesy scenes in the end, it really was entertaining all the way trough.

To watch this movie you have to want to see what will happen to each person but the process is slow and involved.

a waste of time .

It is so contrived that it's unwatchable.