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Aug 10, 2011
 
Okay here we go, apart from the rumours about his private life we know Keanu also gets slashed for his professional work all the time, he was the favourite whipping boy of the critics in his own words and it is no secret some part of the movie-going public thinks he still plays the same character in every movie,for those people he is still that not so smart surfer dude, Ted Theodore Logan and some haters wouldn't even go to a movie if Keanu is in it, for them Keanu would spoil the movie, sad but true :(. So my questions is, have you ever met with somebody with such extreme opinions of his movies and if you did, have you converted any of them or at least convinced them to take a second look at Keanu's body of work?

I have to say when my fascination with Keanu began my hubby didn't have a lot of positive thoughts of the man,there is no suprise here,lol and he wouldn't even watch his movies with me in the beginning, but after the Speed he started to give some credit to the guy and now we are able to enjoy a Keanu movie together although he still doesn't hold very high opinions about some of his movie choices but I wouldn't blame him for that as I also have a few of my less favourite Keanu movies :))

I am curious, have you converted anyone into liking Keanu movies and if you are set on that mission which movies would pick up to start with? I think I would start with River's Edge, because I don't think a lot of people knows this movie and it is the one which started the ball rolling for Keanu and I love that movie, it is an oldie but goodie :))
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Aug 11, 2011
 
Luckily none of my friends have negative opinions about Keanu,actualy when we have movie nights I would usually suggest a Keanu movie they haven't seen before and so far it worked fine :))

But if I have to convert somebody to Keanu movies,I think I will pick Something's Gotta Give, I just love that movie, the whole cast is superb and I really like the message it gives, I just don't like the ending,lol I mean in the real world who leaves Keanu Reeves for Jack Nicholson??? Come on Diane,LOL!

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Aug 11, 2011
 
yep, one of my best friends. gave her the link to the youtube video of K promoting Constantine on Letterman. and to the Charlie Rose interview. and from link to link and interview to interview... she got converted ;)
Dragged hubby almost kicking and screaming to watch Street Kings. Half an hour into the movie, he turns to me and asks out loud 'who are the idiots who say that man can't act?'

... but I did better. joined WINM. there's power in numbers ;)
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Aug 11, 2011
 
I always figured if my friends didn't get him, I could not TALK them into him.

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Aug 11, 2011
 
Donna wrote:
I always figured if my friends didn't get him, I could not TALK them into him.
... interesting, considering the fact that you've been trying for years to talk people into 'your truths'...
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Aug 11, 2011
 
Good one LucaM!

It seems there is nothing as important as the man's sexuality for Donna, sure people could think he is a terrible actor who still plays the same character all those years but who cares ;))

But if anybody challenges her precious book excerpts and theories of who knows who,she would freak out and the world probably would go supernova,lol...

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Aug 11, 2011
 
well, I don't TALK people into him, either. just point them in the right direction ;)

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Aug 12, 2011
 
LucaM wrote:
Dragged hubby almost kicking and screaming to watch Street Kings. Half an hour into the movie, he turns to me and asks out loud 'who are the idiots who say that man can't act?'
... but I did better. joined WINM. there's power in numbers ;)
LOL,Luca!My hubby went to SK voluntarily because he had worse experiences believe me! One particular one was Hardball, I thought he would like that but he didn't,what do you do you can't win them all...

And congrats on you taking a stance,I might join the forces maybe one day, I currently enjoy what I see CK and WINM,they are both very professional and very dedicated, the man has some great fans!

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Aug 12, 2011
 
No. People go with me to see KR at the theatre because they like my company (husband) and/or depending on if they're female, want to see the chick flick. LMAO... However, they always tell me that the movie was good. :0) And I would remiss if I didn't say that when I have invited someone along with me they have never balked at the idea. :0)

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Aug 16, 2011
 
LOL, I convert all my bfs to Keanu and it doesn't take much effort,just pop in MOPI if they haven't seen it before and it's a done deal:-))
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Aug 16, 2011
 
I couldn't even get my gay friend to watch MOPI? I don't get it.

I have usually taken girlfriends to see Keanu films but he doesn't seem to grab them. Our preferences in actors are far apart. My best friend likes Ryan Reynolds or that blond guy with a dimple in his chen...I can never even remember his name. I guess it's good that we all like something different.
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Aug 16, 2011
 
Sorry for double post.
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Aug 17, 2011
 
I was converted into a Keanu fan by my husband. The first I have heard of Keanu was when he starred in Bill & Ted. I remember my girlfriend going on and on about how hot he was. I completely associated the actor with the character and thought he was as bright as his character. Well, years later I converted after watching Constantine. I can definitely see the hot factor:)
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Aug 17, 2011
 
I never could understand why people would think an actor, is the character he plays. I certainly don't understnd that attitude among critics.

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Aug 18, 2011
 
Donna wrote:
I couldn't even get my gay friend to watch MOPI? I don't get it.
Seriously?! Are you sure your friend is gay, could he be a closeted hetero...lol ;))
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Aug 19, 2011
 
Donna wrote:
I never could understand why people would think an actor, is the character he plays. I certainly don't understnd that attitude among critics.
I have watched bits and pieces of BTEA, but never the entire movie. I remember seeing him on interviews and thinking he is so much like the character he played. Back then he was much younger and it was a time period when grunge(I think) was in so it might have been considered cool. Me, I've never been attracted to pretty but no brainers type.

I also think when an actor/actress is portraying a character he/she puts a little of his/herself into the character.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
I have yet to meet a lady who wouldn't like KR movies, just mention his name and most ladies just get that dreamy look in their eyes,lol!

But I have no policy of converting anybody anyway,my experience tells me if somebody is extremely prejudiced against his movies, they are usually prejudiced against the man himself and as Einstein says,it is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom...

Plus regardless of the quality of his acting, Keanu activates the jealousy gene in most men faster than anything ;))

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Aug 26, 2011
 
I have to say my other half was already converted when I met him, so I didn't have to sweat for it,lol...In any case, I'm not a big talker,I'm a go-getter and I believe taking somebody to watch a Keanu movie with me works better than anything else. My cousin was also thinking him as this doopey guy and she would always say, people were making a big deal out of Keanu,but then Matrix released and she had to eat all her words ;))

I think a lot of people are naturally converted after the trilogy and started to look at his previous work in a more positive light. I hope Keanu comes up with another blockbuster soon and then it is a sure thing,we will have more converts!
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Sep 3, 2011
 
I have two sisters and we all have different taste in guys, but this is one guys we all agree is good looking. I like his movies, but they just think he's handsome. Well, it's a start.
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Oct 19, 2011
 
My friends on facebook have to see my youtube clips of him. Not sure if anyone became a fan because of it, but they sure know about him. A couple friends just don't like him. Not that I talk about Keanu, but it has come up. I had to rethink those friendships, lol. j/k

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