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Recommends: Kill Bill Vol. 1

The first Tarantino film I was old enough to see at the movies. Uma Thurman should've married Quentin Tarantino instead of Ethan Hawke; then she'd still be married instead of divorced, because she and Tarantino would've made for a great (albeit slightly neurotic) couple. Imagine the kind of children they'll end up having! Outrageous, unapologizing artistic types for sure. Kidding aside, this movie is brilliant, and in true Tarantino-style, wickedly original. The dialogue boasts of a number of memorable lines: "It's mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack, not rationality"; "To get even, even steven? I would have to kill you, go up to Nikki's room, kill her, then wait for your husband to come home and kill him. That would be even Vernita, that'd be about square"; The characters are psychotic, over-the-edge and memorable. Thurman gives an impressive performance (the way her face contorts in fear and anger at the first scene, as Bill prepares to shoot her, totally freaked me out) while Lucy Liu is the perfect antagonist. And of course, Tarantino brings his unique blend of movie-making which only he can bring. Girl Power in Ultimate Gore, Kill Bill Vol. 1 is anything but dull or forgettable.

PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE THIS MOVIE: Aldous and Edell (I know they already do), my brother when he's old enough to see it.

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