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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:11 am 
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Roman J. Israel, Esq.'s catchphrases are a bit like the catchphrases are in Broadway Danny Rose, they're tiny little asides he slips into conversation that makes him seem clever but as you stay with the film you realize it's just the same thing over and over again and he's just a deeply repetitive person. I don't know if that's deliberate here as I feel it is with Allen's film, though.

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He answers the phone, as he does repeatedly throughout the film, by responding to a voice we haven't heard (presumably saying "I'm X, do you remember me?") by saying "of course I remember you, that's why I gave you my card!" It's the same type of overly-specific catchphrase that Gilroy used in Nightcrawler with the whole "gotta buy a ticket to win the lottery" thing.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:20 am 
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Roman J. Israel, Esq.'s catchphrases are a bit like the catchphrases are in Broadway Danny Rose, they're tiny little asides he slips into conversation that makes him seem clever but as you stay with the film you realize it's just the same thing over and over again and he's just a deeply repetitive person. I don't know if that's deliberate here as I feel it is with Allen's film, though.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
He answers the phone, as he does repeatedly throughout the film, by responding to a voice we haven't heard (presumably saying "I'm X, do you remember me?") by saying "of course I remember you, that's why I gave you my card!" It's the same type of overly-specific catchphrase that Gilroy used in Nightcrawler with the whole "gotta buy a ticket to win the lottery" thing.
I didn't pick up on this at all. The character seemed to be suffering from a form of autism which was a problematic part of the whole thing for me.

Ultimately this isn't a great movie, not even a good one but it is a throwback to an age of bad movies you'd leave on and watch for a bit if you'd happen to find it while flipping thru channels.


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