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That Gal...Who Was in That Thing: That Guy 2

That Gal...Who Was in That Thing: That Guy 2 (2015)

March. 07,2015
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Actresses talk about their personal lives and dealing with a balance between family responsibilities and being a professional actor.


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Please don't spend money on this.


I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.


This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.


what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.


All women have completely different experiences, different personalities, and different expectations. We do not share any common identity, so stop trying to force one on us. Thsi moaning and complaining is old and tired. No oen deserves to be giuvena break because of their gender, and you should expect fierce competition for coveted roles. In fact, this whole thing is alie as we well know in Hollywood it on ly matters who you are related to, nothing else. Its alm ost like Medieval Europe, or India with a caste system, and anyone that has an original thought, or harbors an outsider is quickly ban ished. Why do you think alkkl m ovies and TV shiows these days are such a complete bore?

Siobhan Lydon

I saw this in Nextflix (which has a limited service in Ireland but charges the same money) and am surprised to learn I missed the first film.Thanks to the ladies for telling the truth and putting it on film. I've tweeted and posted on FB that people should watch this.I guess, its easy to assume that beautiful people have it easy and that's not necessarily the case. (A casting director would perhaps class me as straight woman who looks like an Irish lesbian nun). Excellent point about tax deductions wrt beauty treatments! Why hasn't SAG lobbied for that??I'm a lawyer and we get type cast as well. Women often do property and probate which is the tougher work, involving client hand holding but also suject to ups and downs. While men often do litigation, which has a longer time frame and more stable. Most lawyers nowadays are women but those running the firms are men. There is nothing creepier than a man who encourages the younger, female staff to massage his ego (ok there are some things creepier but not in an open office). If I'm tough, people call me a 'bitch' but if a male colleague is tough 'he's negotiating'. In politics, getting women to vote for women is hard work and we need to encourage all women to jump the rail. Why don't we support women? Women do most of the work on this planet and have little of the power.When it comes to the money I spend, I try to target women - even my mechanic is a woman (in business with her brother). Books by female writers. Music by female artists. The radio and TV I catch, I only listen to female hosts.As women, we have a responsibility to say 'I will support other women with every dollar I spend'. Then women will have 54% of the roles!


I watched this as a fan of many of the actresses, and wasn't prepared for how touched I was by their experiences. I was a bit taken aback when I came here and saw the negative reviews of the film and it's content. It wasn't anything new - as a woman, it's easy to see that as we age, we see less and less ourselves reflected back in media as anything but mothers/grandmothers/the occasional woman in charge. And while women are all those things, we lose the concept of women being anything more than that; especially in TV and film. It's frustrating, and disturbing, and it was wonderful to see that recognized. The concept of sexism in Hollywood is not new; but it seems as though we are just starting to shine a light on ageism when it comes to women in Hollywood. In fact, I liked this documentary so much that I insisted 3 of my (female) friends watch it the weekend after it aired with me. We sat in stunned and sad silence as we saw the realities of aging "out" in an industry that values youth and beauty over experience and maturity. It was also inspiring to see that these women continue to seek out roles, and I hope that they do so. Some of them talked about heading towards producing more, and while I love that they're seeking out new challenges, I hope they don't disappear from our screens. It's important for us to see women that look like us; that age and still have a "femininity and strength" as Jayne Atkinson says in the film. Women that have wrinkles, and grey hair, but are still shown in roles where they aren't relegated to mom/grandma/bitch alone.


Im giving this a "5" for the way it was produced, assembled and edited on a technical level within the confines of a documentary. The actual content/message is a complete joke. Is there anyone with minimal intelligence who's not aware of how tough the entertainment business is? Free-will is a bitch! You would think the women interviewed in this documentary were immune. The average woman in the USA earns $15K a year, after 30 years thats $450,000. An A-list actress makes 20 times that for 8 weeks work. This crockudrama' features bitter C-list bit-players moaning about this and that, when they should be thankful they still had many gigs without resorting to giving BJ's to execs. Looks? Yep! You betcha', I don't wish to pay $12 to see a fat hag, I wanna see beautiful women, because they are the freaks of nature, not the norm. Beauty, like entertainment is usually successful because its bigger than life isn't it? Why should Paramount forfeit profits to appease the unattractive? Its an open market. Berklee College of Music, a world renowned school of music, and the only school of music that aims most of its agenda/curriculum within the entertainment business, only produces graduates in which 3% find employment. This isn't new news folks, its cliché and has been for decades ( see "All About Eve"). Of course women are used less; movies are more about life and the MALE dynamic, his physical strength, his professions, his dominance, and his criminality. This may change by the next century, but that's the way it is NOW. Who does not know this? Answer: Apparently the women in this pointless film. Genetically, women are more in need of self-assurance, acceptance, and self esteem than men, this is why you are more upset when you are rejected: You have more to prove, so the distance of your fall is greater in your mind. I do agree with the women in this film on one point and that is their assertion of the male assholes presence within their profession. ( again, not exclusive to the film industry: see Mad Men) But, they are also assholes to the man as well, just in different ways. Not one of the women in this documentary has created a noteworthy role on the level of say: Olivia de Havilland, Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep, Ida Lupino, Bette Davis, Hillary Swank, etal. None of them are beauties but earned respect and built great careers. But I do want to close with this:All of the award shows ( and there are 75 of them) award the same amount to women as they do the men.