Joe Pesci in The Irishman. (2019)

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Old 11-30-2019, 11:14 AM
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Watched it on Netflix. As much as I love watching the acting of DeNiro, Pacino and Pesci, however, I thought they were too old for their parts, especially when CGI tried to make them look younger, they still walked like old men. And ever since I saw Pesci as Leo Getz in Lethal Weapon 2, I can't get that character out of my head. I think I would have also preferred a real Irishman playing Sheeran.
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It was so long that I slept through part of it. But, now I can't remember which part.
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I thought it dragged a bit. But the comments about the makeup are right on. It was remarkable. I’m trying to separate my negative feeling for DeNiro but he was OK. Pesce and Pacino were fantastic.
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I thought it dragged a bit. But the comments about the makeup are right on. It was remarkable. I’m trying to separate my negative feeling for DeNiro but he was OK. Pesce and Pacino were fantastic.
You deserve a whole lot of credit if you can separate the negative feelings. Imagine him going from the Classics that he has been in to those that he made a few years ago. Could giving him Blue Eyes have been a possibly a mistake?

Plus the other thing. He's gotta go!
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DeNiro.... no thanks!!
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Why the negative feelings about DeNiro? Just curious, is it something to do with the roles he plays, is it his politics (which I don't know) or what? Don't have a clue what you are talking about.
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Why the negative feelings about DeNiro? Just curious, is it something to do with the roles he plays, is it his politics (which I don't know) or what? Don't have a clue what you are talking about.
He is on Saturday Night Live quite often of late. He plays Robert Mueller in many skits.

He is one of our most talented actors no matter what his politics might be.
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He is the parts he plays....a foul mouthed thug in public venues and appearances.
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Okay, thanks. I don't keep up with Hollywood or the "Stars," obviously.
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Sad for me to see how people allow "P" views to color everything they might be exposed to. Like high school, making decisions on stupid things instead of what should guide us is becoming prevelant.

As to the movie......I enjoyed very much the attention to detail in everything...wardrobe, sets and actual events. Always dramatic liscense, but in general very accurate it appears.

Having spent a lot of my early adult years in South Philly, I related to much of the characters, etc.

Overall, it was great.

I enjoy movies, plays, broadway, etc, NOT because if an actors feelings on anything, but realize, they do not forfeit the right to use their platform in any way they choose. If an actors opinions move you to ignore what they bring to our society, that is your loss and signifies a very closed mind.

Many on the world stage I find repugnant, but I still listen, investigate and consider what they say...that is how we grow and expand our minds.

Let's discuss a great movie and show respect for people doing their job, and save that hate for another thread.
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Sad for me to see how people allow "P" views to color everything they might be exposed to. Like high school, making decisions on stupid things instead of what should guide us is becoming prevelant.

As to the movie......I enjoyed very much the attention to detail in everything...wardrobe, sets and actual events. Always dramatic liscense, but in general very accurate it appears.

Having spent a lot of my early adult years in South Philly, I related to much of the characters, etc.

Overall, it was great.

I enjoy movies, plays, broadway, etc, NOT because if an actors feelings on anything, but realize, they do not forfeit the right to use their platform in any way they choose. If an actors opinions move you to ignore what they bring to our society, that is your loss and signifies a very closed mind.

Many on the world stage I find repugnant, but I still listen, investigate and consider what they say...that is how we grow and expand our minds.

Let's discuss a great movie and show respect for people doing their job, and save that hate for another thread.
My dislike for DeNiro has nothing to do with his movies or hate or the referred to "P".....it is all about the foul mouthed language he uses in public forums. Which even by today's low standards is just not acceptable.
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I had a run in with DeNiro in Montauk many years ago, almost decked him he was such an ass!
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This was a better movie the second time I watched it. Is the guy with the bad language really a tough guy or is he an ACTOR? I don't care for him. Unfortunately, I was not casting the movie. I understand he had to be there in order to get Joe Pesci to come out of retirement. It is what it is. Who would have been the alternative to use anyway? He is a skilled ACTOR, I'll give him that.

The company that produced The Irishman was TriBeCa Productions. NICE. Owned by Foul Mouth himself. (Look it up yourself or believe me) Let's see. A possible conversation, who really knows? Hey, Marty, I'll act in your movie if you get Pacino and Pesci Oh and one other thing you have to use my Production Company. This for that? Where have I heard that before? Its all about the movie and the going's on behind the scenes are very interesting also. It may not have happened like that but come on!

LOVED THE MOVIE. Maybe we'll watch it again today?
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This was a better movie the second time I watched it. Is the guy with the bad language really a tough guy or is he an ACTOR? I don't care for him. Unfortunately, I was not casting the movie. I understand he had to be there in order to get Joe Pesci to come out of retirement. It is what it is. Who would have been the alternative to use anyway? He is a skilled ACTOR, I'll give him that.

The company that produced The Irishman was TriBeCa Productions. NICE. Owned by Foul Mouth himself. (Look it up yourself or believe me) Let's see. A possible conversation, who really knows? Hey, Marty, I'll act in your movie if you get Pacino and Pesci Oh and one other thing you have to use my Production Company. This for that? Where have I heard that before? Its all about the movie and the going's on behind the scenes are very interesting also. It may not have happened like that but come on!

LOVED THE MOVIE. Maybe we'll watch it again today?
The Irishman (2019 film - Wikipedia) Making the movie was DeNiro's idea after he read the book. I Heard You Paint Houses - Wikipedia
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Do not want to give the plot line to those who have not watched, but it is interesting to read some of the dialogue on the accuracy, not of most of the movie but the conclusions (based on confessions, etc) but it continues to be a real mystery
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