Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

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Society & EntertainmentFilm ReviewClose Encounters of the Third Kind What do you get when you combine aliens, a little bit of mystery, tastefulcomedy, good acting, and award-winning direction? A wonderful film from one of themost celebrated directors of our time, Stephen Spielberg. 'Close Encounters' placesRichard Dreyfuss and Melinda Barro in roles of regular suburbanites who both believe tohave seen a UFO. The plot thickens and the intrigue begins when these two determinedpeople try to find out what is really going on in their town. Dreyfuss, obsessed with theUFO sightings, nearly drives his family away, and destroys his home in suburbia becauseof his unrelinquished need to answer his own questions. Although this is obviously ascience fiction film, Dreyfuss also turns in just the right amount of delightful comedy tokeep boredom from the audience's grasp. Spielberg has won a hit with his heartfelt,intriguing, sci-fi flick that has that patented Spielberg ending we all have grown to loveover the years. The reason for the greatness of this movie lies firmly in the outstandingperformances by Dreyfuss, Barro, and co-star Terri Garr. Dreyfuss has a knack for beingable to portray an erratic man who in one instant is completely normal, and at other timesbecomes utterly insane. Melinda Barro also puts in an extremely believable performanceas Dreyfuss's side-kick in search of her abducted son. But perhaps the most hiddensuccess of this movie is the very underrated actress Teri Garr, who put in her two cents asDreyfuss's wife. Garr did play a small role, yet it was effective, it produced a gauge ofjust how crazy Dreyfuss was really getting. The wonderful acting carried the film overthe obvious special effects that Spielberg...

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