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What's Love Got to Do with It? (2022)

In summary, a group of people are discussing two films. In the first film, called Oppenheimer, Antonia found it impressive and emotional, with three timelines running parallel to each other. They praised Cillian Murphy’s performance and briefly mentioned someone named Jill who might join them on Zoom. The second film, made in 2022 and released in 2023, directed by Shekhar Kapur and written by Jemima Khan, stars Lily James and Shazad Latif. The group has mixed opinions about it, with some finding it entertaining while others criticize its script for being cliched. The worldwide box office for the film is 10.9 million. One person was annoyed because they had to pay to watch the film on Amazon Prime even though it was coming out on Netflix soon. The film was produced by Working Title Films. Some members of the group express mixed feelings about its portrayal of cultural differences and arranged marriages.

Some expressed mixed feelings about its portrayal of filmmaking, arranged marriages, and class differences. They mention that the film glossed over some aspects of arranged marriages and that they would have liked to see something more realistic. They also discuss Islamic Sharia law and the process of divorce. The group also discusses the film’s portrayal of love and romance, with some finding it to be a better love story than a comedy. They mention that Emma Thompson’s character got better as she became more real, and that there were some good performances in the film. They express disappointment with the ending of the film, which they found to be unsatisfactory and a mishmash of different styles.

Some expressed mixed feelings about its portrayal of relationships, family dynamics, class differences, and cultural issues. They mention that the film was re-screened and altered after initial screenings because it wasn’t working. Some members of the group criticize the film for being manipulative, emotionally insincere, forced, and awkward, while others express enjoyment and find it emotionally affecting. They also discuss the film’s portrayal of arranged marriages and big weddings, with one person finding it disrespectful. The group ends their discussion and says goodbye.


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