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wow. i saw this movie years ago, but it was on tv again, and i forgot how much i loved it.
pathos, tragedy, humanity, isolation, beauty, those are the words i can think of to describe how it made me feel. powder is a beautiful person, all he ever needed was understanding. acceptance. it made me hate humanity for what it is, but love it for what it could be.
he didnt have to stop living. but i know it wasnt giving up. it was letting go, becoming free. but it still made me cry.

>>By you're my comfort, not a superstar   (Monday, 27 Jan 2003 23:49)



I have always wanted to see the movie, and it was on tv, so I finally was able to watch it. I cried through the entire thing. I think what really made it real for me was the way everyone treated him, I have a disease called Alopecia Areata, and have been brutally treated because of it, I felt just like Powder, only I don't have the genius to back it up ^-^ to me the movie was more than just a video, it was an insight to the truth.

>>By Silver   (Tuesday, 28 Jan 2003 22:16)



movie was more than just a video, it was an insight to the truth.
By Silver.

Indeed it was. I loved it. In a weird way the move broke and mend my heart at the same time.

>>By Sabrina   (Wednesday, 29 Jan 2003 00:00)



I can agree to the broke, but I never felt mended, I felt shattered after it, ripped apart. I love things that do that to me.

~S.

>>By Silver   (Thursday, 30 Jan 2003 05:17)



just saw it again on tv for the 3rd time and had seen it in the movies twice..:)
and this movie has never failed to amaze me. to top it off it has always brought
me to tears towards the end.

A beautiful movie, about a misunderstood person. Its about the truth of the average human that
just cant see beyond what is not normal. And its about compassion and love from those who
seeks to understand what they try to make out of the extra ordinary.

Its about courage , coping with loneliness, humility, ... i love it.

for those who thinks that the movie sucks, guess you still havent experience what its like
to be human and to be humble. :)

>>By jelly sweet   (Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 05:10)



does anyone know poem the name of the poem that powder quoted to Mary Steenburgen in the basement of his granparents house?

I love this movie...

>>By little paul   (Monday, 3 Mar 2003 12:32)



It really is about loneliness, and he copes with it well, I think, it's harsh, but I think he realizes at one point he'llhave to get used to it...
I think the movie is simply full of lessons that people should learn if they haven't already. I guess the portrayel of a character such as Powder came at a welcoming time for me, which is why I feel so linked to the movie.
I'm sorry to say I don't know the poem, I'll have to see the movie again I guess, no complaints there!

>>By Silver   (Monday, 3 Mar 2003 23:26)



this movie made me realize so much ...it made me feel so incredible. there is a part in the movie where he talks about people and how easy it would be not 2 lie. it really touched me. inspit of everything he has ...emense knowledge.....powers...and a beautiful sense of life. he still takes nothin for granted and stays a wonderful humble human being. i love this movie and i love powder :0)
~wendy.G   (Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 00:24)



The one thing that irked me, which wasn't in the movie, was the actor playing him. I read an interview of him and he's so shallow! It's like he got nothing out of the movie! Augh...it touched me so much yet he felt nothing. Or at least, he said he didn't feel anything in the interview...I'll try and find it again.

>>By Silver   (Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 04:40)



I saw this movie but missed the first part. It was wonderful with a message that I wish our world leaders would understand. I can't wait to see Powder again ... next time the whole movie.

>>By Ed   (Saturday, 8 Mar 2003 05:58)



I love powder, he was a beautiful man, he reminded me of Michael Jackson.

>>By ERICA   (Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 01:19)



Powder is the biggest inspiration that i have ever had in my life. He had a strong impact on me. But i wonder how a real man could be so skinny and pale. Was he a sick person or was he anorexic? His powers were amazing.

>>By Sonia A.   (Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 01:26)



i have a question for every one that saw powder. If powder really existed, would any of you out there consider dating powder. and was he bisexual because in the movie he was admiring a young man. Powder seemed like such a nice guy. I think that we could all learn a lesson from him.

>>By Erica F.   (Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 01:33)



Hahaha. How could a real man be so skinny and pale? Well I know first hand how to do that. Don't believe me? Check out www.gutbunny.com/gallery1 And yes somehow this movie and this character were such a great inspiration that I had to adopt a great part of the personality and integrate it with my own. In fact I even took the name.

>>By Powder   (Wednesday, 16 Apr 2003 22:02)



I haven't gone to the site, but there are albino's in the world, and he wasn't that skinny. Anyhow. Powder's a dearheart I'm not really into the whole dating scene, but I'd definately be his best friend or kin.

>>By ~Silver   (Friday, 18 Apr 2003 18:07)



I saw Powder once about 3 years ago on tv whilst i spent a Saturday night in alone-like i used to! Even though i've only seen it once it stuck with me, its not one of these films i hav to watch over&over again to obtain its essential message. From the moment he was born he was condemned &isolated from society because of his physical appearance& his innate differences which ironically made him special, not weird! This film made me cry especially when he was with the girl&then the guys beat him up? (if my memory serves me correctly? i haven't seen it in 3 years!) Im glad there is a discussion group 4 this movie i never knew it was that popular.

>>By Babe   (Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 01:09)



I saw it on tv. I really loved it. The movie made me amazed.
I started to learn the skills of fast learning and to develope my memory power. I know, there is no telekinesis nor telephaty in the world but we can learn as fast as the fastest in the world. May be faster than the fastest. :)

>>By Turk   (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 01:18)



I recommend you Phenomenon (John Travolta.)

>>By Turk   (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 01:23)



Whats the actor who played Powder's name?
I love this movie so much.

>>By Autumn   (Sunday, 18 May 2003 22:31)



I truly enjoyed the movie as well.. Some films these days are wrought with meaningless dialouge and action scenes. Powder seems to break that mold and touch viewers in their soul. Powder was quoteing Melville's Moby Dick in that scene in the basement.

>>By Sara Jane   (Monday, 19 May 2003 21:48)



I love this movie! I think powder was admiring that one guy because of his long hair. As I recall, because of the electricity thing he didn't have any hair at all. I think he was looking at that guy because he had really long hair. At least that is my point of view. I love this movie because you can get so much out of it. I just watched it tonight and I cried through the whole thing. It really taught me to relate better with people and understand that everyone struggles not just me. :-)

>>By mel   (Thursday, 29 May 2003 02:54)



I just saw it for the first time last night 6-1-03. It was so amazing wantching
him do all these amazing things. I even started crying when Powder tryed helping that deer that that one man shot
I loved the movie so much I just bought it today on eBay. This movie is so touching. You have to watch it.

>>By Chrystal   (Monday, 2 Jun 2003 21:36)



I've watched this movie about 10 times...Each and every time my eyes fill with tears at various points in the film. In the end he achieves the immortatliy of human perfection through the imperfection of those around him....Its simply amazing how it gives me hope and fills me with a feeling of warmth...
For those who believe this movie to be frivoulous and nonsense I pity them for lacking the insight to feel the human spirit.

I am, by the way, in my 50's with a family and the happiness and troubles that go with it. I own my own company, have wealth and am not easily moved by emotion....
Only this film can do that.....

>>By Rob   (Sunday, 8 Jun 2003 04:15)



The most powerful and fundamental message I have seen delivered in a movie. If humanity would open their minds to this message, there would be no degredation and degenration of humankind, but a search to achieve oneness with the Energy while still being in a physical state.

>>By Budha's Disciple   (Monday, 9 Jun 2003 18:40)



hey was this dude powder ALBINO......k i was just wondering thanks!

>>By heif beif   (Wednesday, 11 Jun 2003 02:26)



PLEASE someone answer me...i really need to know........its the only reason im living!

>>By heif beif   (Wednesday, 11 Jun 2003 02:30)



no he was not albino u idiots who think he was. man whatever just because someone has white skin with no pigment doesnt mean they are ALBINO. being albino makes them have no pigment like thats an effect of being albino but i mean he was struck by lightning (well his mama was or whatever) so thats why HE has no pigment... not because hes albino. all you small minded people TRY TO THINK ABOUT THAT

>>By ana foos   (Wednesday, 11 Jun 2003 02:31)



The word "albinism" refers to a group of inherited conditions........ POWDER DIDNT INHERIT $%^T!!! he was like that because his mom was struck by lightning not because he inherited anything from his parents... BECAUSE HE ISNT ALBINO

>>By ana foos   (Wednesday, 11 Jun 2003 02:39)



Kindness in a response is important "Ana foos", remember that was one of the lessons in the movie as well. Powder had blue eyes which meant he had pigment.

A great line from the movie, and fitting today post-Iraq war, was the quote from Albert Einstein that "it is appalling clear that our technology has outstripped our humanityā€¯. Then the science teacher says " Powder may be the evolution of everything that man aspires to be . . . an example of humanity outstripping technology."

Has anyone been able to find a script of the movie on the internet? I want to save some of the great messages of the movie. Thanks.

>>By Jimbo   (Sunday, 15 Jun 2003 19:16)



well i was waiting for this movie to come on t.v., powder reminded me of michael jackson, it was a great movie, it was also sad, i luv movies that move me

>>By michelle celestino   (Monday, 16 Jun 2003 02:20)



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