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Compliance - 22/3/2013 1:50:48 PM   
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A compelling and intelligent drama - 22/3/2013 1:50:49 PM   
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A lazy Empire review for a great and TRUE story - 26/3/2013 10:09:29 AM   
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Sorry Damon, but this story is based on true events. It is well documented and a quick google search will prove your mistake and claims that it 'doesn't really wash'. Hell, here's a youtube link to interviews with the real people and the actual CCTV footage from the McDonald's it happened in. It's all there: s://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvnqdBm4szM

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A lazy Empire review for a great and TRUE story - 26/3/2013 10:10:30 AM   
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Sorry Damon, but this story is based on true events. It is well documented and a quick google search will prove your mistake and claims that it 'doesn't really wash'. Hell, here's a youtube link to interviews with the real people and the actual CCTV footage from the McDonald's it happened in. It's all there: s://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvnqdBm4szM

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RE: A lazy Empire review for a great and TRUE story - 26/3/2013 8:13:08 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Blacklisted

Sorry Damon, but this story is based on true events. It is well documented and a quick google search will prove your mistake and claims that it 'doesn't really wash'. Hell, here's a youtube link to interviews with the real people and the actual CCTV footage from the McDonald's it happened in. It's all there: s://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvnqdBm4szM


Agreed -- There is ample documentation that this was a real event.
The film is closer to a crimewatch style reconstruction than a drama. A very disturbing watch - 5 walkouts from my cinema (with only about 10 people left at the end). Tackles a very difficult subject well.

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RE: A lazy Empire review for a great and TRUE story - 27/3/2013 11:48:30 AM   
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My point is not that I think it didn't happen, it's that I think it's more than a little disingenuous to use serious sexual molestation as a plot device and then basically tell the audience "something like this actually happened". Well did it or didn't it?! I wasn't comfortable with that at all. It's also possible that I saw a slightly different cut of the film, which I'm looking into...

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RE: A lazy Empire review for a great and TRUE story - 27/3/2013 1:37:40 PM   
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While there's a lot of stuff about this is done well, I suspect that the prank phone caller would probably have enjoyed watching this film as much as he enjoyed making the phone call. I felt guilty watching this. Will not watch again.

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RE: A lazy Empire review for a great and TRUE story - 28/3/2013 11:47:05 AM   
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That's my point exactly! Well put.

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RE: A lazy Empire review for a great and TRUE story - 23/8/2013 6:55:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Blacklisted

Sorry Damon, but this story is based on true events. It is well documented and a quick google search will prove your mistake and claims that it 'doesn't really wash'. Hell, here's a youtube link to interviews with the real people and the actual CCTV footage from the McDonald's it happened in. It's all there: s://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvnqdBm4szM


This page is no longer available; but there's far better verification at the site below: step-by-step description + copious references to this actual 3-1/2 hour ordeal that was all captured by surveillance cameras -- in the restaurant and offices -- at a McDonald's in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, on April 9, 2004. Truth really IS stranger then fiction! See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam

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I'll have you know - 1/9/2013 5:47:36 AM   
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I'll have you know the events the movie is based on DID, in fact, happen. At least 70 times as a matter of fact. It's mostly based on the last incident, which you can find on Youtube. All they changed were the names, the victim's hair colour, replaced McDonalds with a fictitional restaurant, and the personality of the fiancé.

I can forgive simply not knowing that, but to resort defiantly daring us to do your research for you, in the Information Age when you could've easily done so yourself in a few seconds, that's just lazy.

Having said that, I for one found the movie interesting, a horror movie with no killer, and a genuinely thought provoking one.

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RE: Compliance - 31/12/2013 12:14:04 PM   
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The point of Compliance, which caused walkouts and shouting matches when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is how we are programmed to do things that go against our natural instincts as long as we believe we have the law on our side.

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