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Bravo! Bravo! I'm with you almost 100%. (sorry 'bout that)

<<I've got a new offender to add to the list. The Hours. I don't think I've ever seen a more self-important film peopled with more self-important but utterly artifical characters in my life>>

Well, of course, the #1 unchallenged world champeen in the category is American Beauty, the most pretentious, self-congratulatory faux art scam ever perpetrated on the American movie-going public.

The Hours is American Beauty without the sneering hateful condescension and utter contempt for its characters and its audience.

So it's as empty and shallow but not nearly as mean. It's definitely in the same class of film, though and it's my absolute least favorite type of movie (the idiot comedies are at least honest about what they are)- it's also beloved by the Academy.

I do think, however, Kidman's performance was excellent. Aside from that, The Hours is music for the tone-deaf, art for the artless.

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