Monday, January 30, 2012


A great, inspiring, and lovely movie from this year. This film is so superbly acted, crafted, and directed. The style of shots and angles and the focuses the director makes on all of the little intricacies is beautiful. It is inspiring to me to see such a unique and warm style. Christopher Plummer is almost certain to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor however, the standouts to me are Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent. Their relationship in the film is so special and so interesting that you literally cannot take your eyes off of the two of them. I wish I had something even close to what they have in this film. The flashbacks back and forth to Christopher Plummer are done well and he does do fantastic. The story has a sort of symmetry and at the same time it does not. It never really ends it keeps going so, think of symmetry with the line going out and extending on and never ending. Think many circles, one inside the other continuously.  That is a better way to look at it. It has a cool style to it and really tugs at the heart. It feels sort of like when you are watching "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"" or another unique romance like that unfold on screen. The character of Anna is so beautiful yet, so mysterious. She is almost like life. Watch this film, it is one of the best of the year. It is funny, awkward, real, sad, and ultimately you leave it feeling good.

5 out of 5 Stars

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