|Have you got "2 Seconds"?||Me Dot Org|
Jun 14, 2002 8:57 AM
|pfw2 plugged this movie last year. It was in the "New Arrivals" DVD section of my video store last night and rented it.
A suprisingly good little movie that has at its core the genuine love of cycling. It's about a 28 year old MB downhiller (Laurie) who inexplicably freezes at a starting gate and loses 2 seconds of time, and consequently her job. She goes back to her hometown, her life suddenly without direction. One day she loses a chain and comes across a tiny bike shop in an alley. The owner (Lorenzo) is ridiculously rude to her. They are opposites. She's a mountain biker. He's a roadie. She's Shimano. He's Campy. She wants a radial spoked wheel. He thinks it's just fashion.
So of course they develop a friendship, a friendship based on their almost palpable love of cycling.
Most of the actual cycling scenes in the movie revolve around the job Laurie gets as a bike messenger. Of course she gets "doored". I also learned a water bottle trip I'm not sure I'll ever use. For part of the movie Laurie is wearing a Swobo Jersey, which wins a place for her in my heart.
Yes, there are rough spots. The resolution is a little too serendipitous for my tastes, and there is a scene with a replacement bicycle that isn't believable. But on the whole the movie works, and it works in conveying the love of cycling.
French Canadian. French with English subtitles.
|Thanks for the recommendation! nm||t-bill|
Jun 14, 2002 9:09 AM
|I wont see it now that I know the whole story||ishmael|
Jun 14, 2002 10:22 AM
|Maybe I'll watch it for the water bottle trick, or maybe you could just tell us. Or maybe I'll watch it because I've seen an add and I know she's cute.|
|How many people saw "Titanic" who knew the ship sinks?||Me Dot Org|
Jun 14, 2002 2:48 PM
|...sorry if this post's title is a spoiler for anyone...
"2 Seconds" is a character-driven movie. The pleasure in watching is not in intricate or convoluted plotting, like Memento, or a big plot secret, like The Crying Game. The pleasure is character development. Saying you "know what happens" is like saying somone ruined "Romeo and Juliet" by telling you it's about a boy and girl who fall in love.
Next thing you know I'll be letting it slip that the Japanese bomb an American naval base in Pearl Harbor.
Jun 14, 2002 3:52 PM
|How many people saw "Titanic" who knew the ship sinks?||DINOSAUR|
Jun 14, 2002 5:02 PM
|The version I saw is not about a boy and girl falling in love... I won't spoil the ending, but it has a little twist..|
|Your the man (no message and a wink)!||tempeteKerouak|
Jun 14, 2002 11:22 PM
|i didnt have to read it||ishmael|
Jun 15, 2002 7:53 AM
|And I'll probably see it anyway. I find I always have a better experience watching a movie when I dont know a thing about it and no one has recommended it, but thats a rare occasion. Im sure I dont have to tell you that Breaking Away is a great movie and Quicksilver is stupid. Whats American Flier like, just give it a yea or nay. Kevin Cosner, haa.|| |