Arlington Road : The funny thing about this movie

The funny thing about this movie

Is that at first you think the Jeff Bridges character is being paranoid (like the girlfriend argues initially). Then slowly you realize, he's not paranoid at all. Sometimes it's good to be suspicious and nosy.

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It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you...

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Wait a minute... who am I here?

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Sounds like Tom Hanks in The Burbs.

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The dude def got his act together.

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One of the best thrillers of the 90's.

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And the best thriller in this genre was No Way Out from the 1980s

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how is no way out similar to this movie?????

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I can see similarity. No Way Out, character presented as something he's not. Arlington Road, family not what they seem. Both great movies IMO

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But really, this is the same formula as every other movie in which there's a conspiracy theory. It never turns out that the hero is "just being paranoid".

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It never turns out that the hero is "just being paranoid".


too true. as entertaining as a movie can be with a characters paranoia turning out to be justified, it's so common that we KNOW that if a main character seems overly paranoid then they will turn out to be right, usually 100% dead on, although sometimes there's a minor twist where they turn out to be only partially right

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"I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me..."

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If the entire movie is about paranoia only to find out they're wrong then there's not much of a movie....

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Some things are done, but usually not dealing just with paranoia. Shutter Island is one where you could interpret it different ways, for instance.

Sail away tiny sparrow...

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If the entire movie is about paranoia only to find out they're wrong then there's not much of a movie....
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Sure it would, but it would be a different kind of movie. It would be Beautiful Mind.

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You should watch The Conversation (1974).

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Since when are conspiracies referred to as conspiracy theories?
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