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Marc
Don't watch it if you're a husband and a father. You will look at your wife differently...

Steve (Gary Sweet) is a middle-management office worker. He's an ordinary bloke, happily going through the motions of family life as husband to wife Alexandra (Helen Buday) and father to their two children, Emma and Sam.
It's Steve's birthday, an especially happy day as Steve receives a much sought after promotion. With good news to share at home, Steve leaves work and heads home, in anticipation of a surprise party he suspects Alexandra has organized.
But when he returns home, all is quiet in their suburban townhouse. In fact, deathly quiet.
After searching the darkened house for party guests, Steve finds nothing except a videotape labelled 'Play Me.' It is a recording made by Alexandra and their children wishing him a happy birthday.


I can't tell you more, download it now!
Wild Bill Turkey
Where do you download it?
Marc
I mean: p2p. whatever software you use on your side of the ocean, we mostly use eMule here.
Steyr850
I tried to find a spoiler. Ain't nobody telling, dammit!
Le Gimp
I found several mixed reviews.

traineraz
Netflix has it, with many reviews. The reviewers are all over the board.

If you are a member, you can also stream it. (Members now get 1 hour of streaming video for each dollar they pay in membership fees monthly. No, it doesn't reduce the number of DVDs you can rent. And no, I've not suddenly become a shill for Nutflix.)

This review's sentiments seemed echoed repeatedly, and are why I'll wait to hear something more positive from someone with whose tastes I'm more familiar:

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BH from Olathe, KS I suppose that this movie would be enjoyable if one were a psychological sadist. For anyone who has been through an ugly divorce this is hell revisited. I am not opposed to watching movies that make me uncomfortable, as long as they are making me uncomfortable for a reason. But this movie appears to have no redeeming value. It is psychologically pornographic; it has no redeeming value.
Marc
QUOTE(traineraz @ May 18 2007, 10:48 PM) *

This review's sentiments seemed echoed repeatedly, and are why I'll wait to hear something more positive from someone with whose tastes I'm more familiar:

You can't make your own opinion? you have to wait for others?
FREE YOUR MIND!

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Marc
Seriously, I've read only one review before watching it, it was basically saying "original, uncommon, 4/5", that was enough for me.
Marc
"An edgy little Aussie thriller that will have husbands shaking in their shoes, Alexandra's Project is a film like no other."

"Not unlike Cola in the digestive system, Rolf de Heer's latest piece really eats away at you. And like a fizzy beverage, it's something you fear might be utlimately 'bad for you', yet you still can't get enough.

So what's it all about and what are some of those moments that play havoc on one's inner? Well that would be saying too much, because, for once, this is a movie that needs to be seen without any pre-conceived notion or idea of what to expect. The fresher it plays for you, the more it stimulates.

What can be said, is that Gary Sweet plays Steve, a middle management Businessman, expecting a surprise party for his Birthday when he gets home from the office. At home, his wife Alexandra, played by Helen Buday, and their two kids Emma and Sam, are planning a special surprise alright - but it's not the cake and grog do that Daddy is expecting. When he arrives home Steve finds the house stripped of its furniture and all that’s left is a TV and VCR and a video tape with the words "Play Me" written on the side.

Seems Alexandra has something to say, and if a video-tape is the only way she can get through to her husband, so be it. But what's coming is truly unexpected...

One of the year's true surprise packages, "Alexandra's Project" will have you gasping for breath right up until the very last cinematic shock. Like the best of psychological thrillers, this one creeps up at you at a tepid pace before grabbing you by the necklace chain around your neck and pulling till it's curtain time.

Ever so perfect for the role of the birthday boy, Gary Sweet again proves himself to be one of Australia's most gifted performers - letting nothing stand in the way of an earnest, emotionally-draining performance. And even better, Helen Buday gives a stellar, multi-layered, and almost frighteningly real turn as Alexandra. One of the best performances from an Australian actress in a feature for quite some time.

But the real star of "Alexandra's Project" is Director de Heer. A true genius of the medium, de Heer has garnered a reputation as an artiste with a true eye for detail, a true knack for story telling...a visionary if you will. And after "The Tracker", "Alexandra's Project" couldn't be any more different. It's a highly imaginative, exceeddingly well-written and all-too real look at the lives of two seemingly normal folk. He's not playing it safe here by and standards, and boy do we welcome the unchainment.

"Project" again cements de Heer's standing as one of the countries most intriguing and overtly gifted filmmakers."




traineraz
QUOTE(mthuilli @ May 18 2007, 02:29 PM) *

QUOTE(traineraz @ May 18 2007, 10:48 PM) *

This review's sentiments seemed echoed repeatedly, and are why I'll wait to hear something more positive from someone with whose tastes I'm more familiar:

You can't make your own opinion? you have to wait for others?
FREE YOUR MIND!

evill.gif

No, I'm just tired of filling my head with pointless, destructive crap.

I watch only three or four movies a week (no cable), so I'm a bit picky these days.
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