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If These Walls Could Talk 2

May 26, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

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THREE COUPLES OVER THREE DIFFERENT DECADES, ARE BONDED BY THE DEPTH OF THEIR PASSIONS, THEIR UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE, AND A HOUSE THAT MIGHT OFFER UP THEIR STORIES.Amazon.com
HBO caused a stir when it aired If These Walls Could Talk, a portrait of three women from three generations (all who occupied the same house at various times) who had unwanted pregnancies. HBO utilizes the same gimmick in the sequel, this time telling the story of women who love women.The three stories of If These Walls Could Talk 2 are uneven. Far and away the most powerful and moving story is the first, taking place in 1961, starring Vanessa Redgrave as a woman “widowed” when her partner of 50 years suddenly dies. Redgrave is pheno… More >>

If These Walls Could Talk 2

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5 Responses to “If These Walls Could Talk 2”
  1. If These Walls Could Talk 2 was not a great movie, but some parts were very enjoyable. Women definately would like this movie for its superb writing and acting, blah, blah, blah. However, we guys like it for a different reason: the nudity. Michelle Williams of “Dawson’s Creek” is the best reason to see this movie. She has an increedible body and you see it all. The other nudity is nice (except for Ellen), but Michelle is the highlight. Also naked are Chloe Sevigny, Sharon Stone, and Ellen Degeneres. The movie itself is no good. Buy it for Michelle Williams.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Reem says:

    Please!! Not Sharon Stone! Our FISH! She’s a PISCES for goodness sake!! She SURE wouldn’t fit there! Sharon is a great artist, but sometimes I don’t know how on earth she pick her roles..: / You can read her unconvinced face through out her role. She’s so much an angle/child/woman/mathematician! She’s too good for this! Yes, too good to be true!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve got the pitch for IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 3:

    Pro-choice lesbians who are politically-active athiests! Cher and Sharon Stone survive a Sam Peckinpah-styled shootout when crazed religious fanatics open fire on them for helping poor confused young girls into the local abortion clinic. When Chloe Sevigny, their adopted daughter, dies in the attack, Cher and Sharon decide to instead turn their attention to removing all crosses and nativity scenes from America.
    Just as the religious fanatics take aim at them at the last nativity scene, Ellen Degeneres appears as angel to stop the violence and magically transform all Americans into loving, tolerant gays and lesbians. The abortion debate essentially disappears since children must now be shipped into the States as the populations growth drops to zero.
    Unfortunately, none of them now believe in God or angels, so they open fire on the angel and the entire world is destroyed in a ripping special effects climax.
    You can’t tell me that wouldn’t be more entertaining or informative than anything in the first two WALLS films.

    I had the same problem with the first WALLS film that I had with this one: drama sidestepped to make a political statement. Most of the America isn’t gay or lesbian, so the film could’ve been more interesting by seeing reactions to the characters’ lesbianism in families and work and so forth.
    Instead, we see that lesbian relationships can be just as cutesy and bland as the most lame straight love stories.
    The horrible injustice of the first segment could’ve been cleared up through a simple will.
    The second was the most interesting.
    The third was like watching a Hallmark card commercial at one frame per half-hour.

    HBO has all the tools to make a daring, provocative film. Maybe someday they will.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Not enough T&A for me. Michelle Williams didn’t show enough.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. 2 & 1/2 Stars

    Are you sure this isn’t a prequel to The Hours? Or maybe that one was like the latest Planet of the Apes, a “rethinking” of If These Walls Could Talk 2. So why does anyone watch this stuff?

    The average, gender non-specific viewer:
    I was curious about a subject that is still (at least subconsciously) taboo. In particular, does DeGeneres’ preference / experience allow her to portray a better lesbian character than a straight actress (or is she blaaah in either role)?

    The lesbian viewer:
    I want to immerse myself in the lifestyle. I’m looking for a character that I can personally identify with. ie. I wish to justify my choices through the gradual, public acceptance of a struggling and / or misunderstood, though iconic Hollywood stereotype.
    Personal note – I’ll be sure to give a not helpful vote to anyone who doesn’t share my values by agreeing that they love this movie.

    The college guy:
    Even though I won’t admit it, I’m really only watching this (impatiently) so I can see chicks makin’ out. Yea; hot girl-on-girl, that’s the ticket!
    Bonus – If I watch it with one of the babes whos’ pants I’m trying to get into, she’ll think I’m sensitive, and let me score.

    The moral viewer:
    I was disgusted, but had to see how the other half lives. Why are those actresses wasting their talents on such trash? I’ll never watch anything like that again (until next week).

    That about wraps it up. If you’re mad because I reviewed the psychology of the subject matter more than the movie itself, well uuuuh, wasn’t that the point of the flick anyway? That, and dead presidents. Besides, the other 72 reviews, to date, should give you enough idea of what to expect. I’ll leave you with this thought: If These Walls Could Talk (2 / too), what would the walls in the closet say?
    Rating: 3 / 5

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