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The Dream Machine --- The Imagination of the World Wide Web
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The film has a gritty feel, in both filming and storyline. It's the outstanding performances that dominate the picture more than anything else. Gere is finally given a role he was born to play, displaying his trademark cool, and for once seems to be awake from that long-term coma of his previous movies. Linney, Alfre Woodard as the judge and Frances McDormand as Norton's psychiatrist give crafty performances, while Norton gives a stand-out one as Aaron, the accused alter boy. You must stay for the ending. Just when you think everything is finished, out pops a whammy that will leave you as stunned as Gere's character is at the end.