rainey wrote:Well, yes, I was okay with the alienation aspect of the film. I actually gave some points for that. We’re all alienated in some way. But I took the points away when the film reached its ending. What I can’t relate to is the postmodern mindset that seems to worship at the altar of meaninglessness. Give me alienation (gay or straight), but give me alienation that means something. Give me something positive. Give me hope. (It's the curse of the romantic. It's actually quite alienating at times.)
BlurredSavant wrote:I recently encountered a film like this, and I do agree with you on this matter. It's frustrating to watch a movie that is decent throughout, but then ends with no closure, no promise, no hope. I had bought the dvd because it's got Bill Murray in it, and I love him, but it turned out to be quite disappointing. I enjoyed it as it was going on, Murray subtleness and lack of excitement in most of the roles he's taken on in the last ten years really catches my eye for some reason, but then the movie ended with...just nothing. It's called Broken Flowers, if you'd like to take a peek and write a review (though I wouldn't blame you if you'd rather not).
krossie wrote:I found it a fairly "slight" film - absolutely and utterly beautiful to look at and amazing sound track. Julianne Moore very underutilized.
The end came as a bit of a shock - I thought Colm Firth's performance (and I guess it all hinges on this) was very nice - so much emotion in the slight raise of an eye brow!
I think on the basis of atmosphere and Firth's performance I'd stretch to a 6 though.
Has been a poor enough year for movies - for me Herzog's astonishing Bad Lieutenant - port of call New Orleans is way ahead of competition.
A Serious man was definitely the Cohen brother's best in years!
Ah Werner Herzog - man of steel
Rainey I'll go 4 and that's my final offer.
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