All Fall Down

All Fall Down

DVD - 2009
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A brilliant cast brings to life this penetrating portrait of a dissolute wanderer and his idolizing young brother.

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swyckl
Apr 06, 2017

This movie is appropriate for young children. I enjoyed this movie. There is some subtle suggestion of violence; but no sex. It effectively shows how how being irresponsibile can hurt others and lead to problems. The story is strong. The characters are developed. It is well acted. It shows the importance of wrong and right in life. It promotes have strong moral values and treating each other fairly with justice. It appreciates the freedom of a choice.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jan 07, 2017

You know, I really did try to cut this off-kilter, 1962, melodrama about serious family dysfunction some slack..... But - I'm tellin' ya - Warren Beatty's white-trash, womanizing character - Berry-Berry Willart was so utterly vile and despicable that he made Marlon Brando's Stanley Kowalski character (from "A Streetcar Named Desire") look like an adorable sweetheart by comparison.

And, what made the Berry-Berry character even more revolting was that (left, right, and centre) women were literally throwing themselves at him. And, even after being humiliated and slapped around, they were still coming back for more.... (Sheesh!).... It was enough to make my skin crawl!

And, speaking about the name Berry-Berry - I can't begin to tell you how annoying it was having to hear this demented name being repeated, over and over again, throughout All Fall Down's 2-hour running time.

I mean, who (in their right mind) would name their kid Berry-Berry?.... It sounds like some kind of a disease to me.... Can you just imagine (as a child) all the teasing that Berry-Berry would have had to endure on account of his idiotic name?.... (*Watch 3.5-star "McCoys" music-video")

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garycornell
Feb 10, 2015

Director John Frankenheimer takes a great script and adds one of the best casts he could have found in all of Hollywood. The movie stars Warren Beatty, Brandon De Wilde, Angela Lansbury, Karl Malden, and Eva Marie Saint. Together they portray a family in crisis with a screenplay by William Inge. The movie will certainly grab you from beginning to end. I am certainly glad I had a chance to view it. It is one of the finest films I have ever watched!

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richibi
Jul 28, 2011

a superb cast doesn't quite salvage the story of an offensive drifter intent on making life miserable, indeed tragic, for everybody, Brandon de Wilde of all people shines throughout nevertheless especially brightly among the likes of the superb Eva Marie Saint, a young but already accomplished Warren Beatty, a consummate Karl Malden, and the ageless and always wonderful Angela Lansbury

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