History Film / OneHourPhoto

23rd Aug '16 8:34:45 AM closetsalekatips
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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works as a technician at a grocery store's one-hour photo developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into the Yorkin's lives which they subtly turn down. After learning a dark secret happening within the family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments and a very well built thriller climax.

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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works as a technician at a grocery store's supermarket's one-hour photo developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into the Yorkin's lives which they subtly turn down. After learning a dark secret happening within the family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments and a very well built thriller climax.
7th Aug '16 4:13:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** {{Justified}} because Jake is nine years old and Sy would only have heard the pronunciation from him. Even if Sy had binge-watched the series like he did with the Chopra book, he might have been [[GainaxEnding con]][[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory fused]] or just didn't want to tell Jake he got it wrong. Also notable is that Robin Williams was a huge fan of the show, and the prop is actually from his own collection, so he definitely would have corrected it if he felt it should be.
28th Jul '16 6:49:41 AM closetsalekatips
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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works in the photo center of a department store. Overall, a pretty boring dude. But, not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with the Yorkin family, and tries to interject himself into their lives, including a few scenes with Nina (the mom) and Jake (the kid). After learning William (the dad) is having an affair, he once again gets involved with the family's life. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments.

Released to positive reviews, this movie gave Williams a much-needed CareerResurrection and along with ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' helped usher in the so-called [[DarkerAndEdgier "dark period"]] of Williams' career where his persona's (A man who wants love and validation from everyone around him.) disturbing subtext is brought to the forefront after spending the past few years making overly maudlin, TastesLikeDiabetes-infused movies. Despite [[TechnologyMarchesOn digital photography making photo developing somewhat irrelevant,]] the movie is still incredibly effective as a PsychologicalThriller.

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Seymour "Sy" Parrish works in the as a technician at a grocery store's one-hour photo center developing clinic. He's clean-cut and quite ordinary to the point of a department store. Overall, a pretty boring dude. But, boring, but not all is well in Sy's world. He slowly becomes obsessed with the Yorkin Yorkins, a seemingly perfect modern American family, and are one of his regular customers. Sy tries to interject himself into their lives, including a few scenes with Nina (the mom) and Jake (the kid). the Yorkin's lives which they subtly turn down. After learning William (the dad) is having an affair, he once again gets involved with a dark secret happening within the family's life. family, he is distraught and tries to do something about it, although in disturbingly stalker-like ways. Interspersed in the whole mess are more than a few really creepy moments.

moments and a very well built thriller climax.

Released to positive reviews, this movie gave Williams a much-needed CareerResurrection and along with ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' helped usher in the so-called [[DarkerAndEdgier "dark period"]] of Williams' the actor's career where his persona's (A man who wants love and validation from everyone around him.) disturbing subtext is brought to the forefront after spending the past few years making overly maudlin, TastesLikeDiabetes-infused movies. Despite [[TechnologyMarchesOn digital photography making photo developing somewhat irrelevant,]] the movie is still incredibly effective as a PsychologicalThriller.
28th May '16 1:10:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Or at least very, very disturbed.
5th May '16 2:19:21 PM steveskinner
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* BerserkButton: Don't even THINK of suggesting that Sy would "fuck up" a customer's photos.
--> '''Sy''': I've never ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucked up]]'' a customer's prints in 11 years!
5th May '16 2:02:08 PM steveskinner
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* PrecisionFStrike: Bill, when [[spoiler:Sy returns to Sav-Mart to have some pictures developed, after having been fired by Bill.]]
--> '''Bill''': There's no reason for you to come down here other than to fuck with me.
5th May '16 1:52:12 PM steveskinner
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* OhCrap: Sy breaks into the Yorkins' home while they're away and watches TV on their couch for a while. When he hears them coming through the front door a while later, his expression is very much this. [[spoiler:But then it turns out he was [[AllJustADream just daydreaming]].]]
16th Dec '15 8:14:51 PM Pren
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** {{Justified}} because Jake is nine years old and Sy would only have heard the pronunciation from him. Even if Sy had binge-watched the series like he did with the Chopra book, he might have been [[GainaxEnding con]][[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory fused]] or just didn't want to tell Jake he got it wrong.

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** {{Justified}} because Jake is nine years old and Sy would only have heard the pronunciation from him. Even if Sy had binge-watched the series like he did with the Chopra book, he might have been [[GainaxEnding con]][[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory fused]] or just didn't want to tell Jake he got it wrong. Also notable is that Robin Williams was a huge fan of the show, and the prop is actually from his own collection, so he definitely would have corrected it if he felt it should be.
26th Nov '15 6:35:47 AM Morgenthaler
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''One Hour Photo'' is a 2002 PsychologicalThriller directed by Creator/MarkRomanek and starring Creator/RobinWilliams. [[PlayingAgainstType Yes]], ''that'' Robin Williams. [[note]][[NamesTheSame The computer writer?]][[/note]]

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''One Hour Photo'' is a 2002 PsychologicalThriller directed by Creator/MarkRomanek and starring Creator/RobinWilliams. [[PlayingAgainstType Yes]], ''that'' Robin Williams. [[note]][[NamesTheSame The computer writer?]][[/note]]
Creator/RobinWilliams.
26th Nov '15 6:34:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* PlayingWithCharacterType: Sy functions as a sort of deconstruction of Robin Williams' character types. Sy, [[NotSoDifferent like a lot of his characters]] desperately wants love and validation from those around him, but here it's shown as pathetic and creepy instead of funny and heartwarming, and the lengths he'll go for it are inherently dangerous.
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