Haven’t seen this in a few years. I like it even more now that I’ve finally seen the stage musical. Lighting design is aces!
Zeta-Jones is just so damn magnetic. Also, Richard Gere having fun is always good in my books.
Watched the 135-minute 2006 DVD release. That cut is definitely lacking in some Malick-ness, particularly in the middle stretch. It should have been from Pocahontas’ view throughout, IMO. Beginning and end are the highlights, and James Horner rocks the freaking house with his score.
I have no idea if I like this movie or not. In immediate retrospect, I feel light and airy, but I feel like if I think too hard about it I may start to lose that.…
A few observations:
-Will Ferrell is way less threatening to me in dramatic roles than comedic ones.
-Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character is dumbed down so bad over the course of the movie. That said, she is a great actress and I have a newfound urge to watch Secretary.
-oh boy, another movie that uses the piece “On the Nature of Daylight” during a supposedly pivotal scene and doesn’t remotely deserve it. At least the original score was good.
-Hey! It’s the…
Not at all happy, but not a draining experience either. Hard to find depressive movies that pay so much attention to character detail and hint at what may be beneath the surface without breaking the trance. Oslo is alive, despite it all.
Love the kind of narration that keeps that vague sound of people talking in the background. Itches my brain. I am a Joachim Trier enjoyer.
Do you ever have those kinds of movie experiences where you’re so in tune to the person next to you’s emotions that you’re laughing and crying at the exact same things?
I’ve had it once before with my mom at A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
I had it today with Kenta during Marcel the Shell.
Poignant would be the operative word. I also just feel overwhelmed with gratitude by my own sense of community.
Wishing everyone the best.
If this movie was 80 minutes long and just about food and dead birds it would be perfect
Unfortunately the main love interest lacked um, how do you say, any compelling traits?? Aruna could’ve done way better. And so could’ve her sexy cook friend.
Indonesian food looks YEAHHH 🤪🤤🤤🤤🤤 though I’m abt to whip up some culinary magic in my kitchen. If anything I took from this movie it’s my excellent recipe notes