Film Review of A Thousand Words


Film review of A Thousand Words.

A Thousand Words is a charming little tale of a business high-up named Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) who is at the top of his games in the world of publishing.  While pursuing the right to publish the first book by a world-famous  “New-Age”  religious leader, Jack McCall is struck by “Bad Karma” after touching a Magic Tree at the leader’s complex.  This encounter results in Jack being connected to the tree, in that the life of the tree foretells his own potential demise. We are told that each word he speaks results in one leaf falling and when the last of the 1,000  remaining  leaves fall, the tree will die.  As events unfold Jack is forced to choose his words carefully, and in-turn reexamine his priorities.

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About Lane J. Lubell
When I began this site, I was a student at "The Latin School of Chicago, and it consumed the majority of my waking hours, the remaining time was split between, making movies, hanging with friends, and spending time with family. Toss in eating and a few hours of sleep; and there was not all that much time left over. I provided that explanation to lower expectation of daily posts, and to point out that simply because I did not review a given film does not mean I did not find it worthy; more likely, homework took precedence. I am now attending Northwestern University where I'm enrolled in RTVF (Radio, Television, Video and Film) department. While I was very happy at Latin, and still go back to see each theater performance; I'm glad to be done with AP Calculus, and love that I get to take a larger percentage of classes focusing on literature, philosophy ,writing and film. I'm still just getting my feet wet here, but I have met some people that share my love of film and theater and we are already planing on some collaborations. Who knows, maybe I could even get a few of them to post a review here on . I made this site not to "Talk to people" about films; but to 'Talk with People" about films. To that end; I would love to have others post comments, list their favorite movies, recommend films, new and old, that you think are worth watching.

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