A Separation

A Separation ★★★½

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I'm not quite sure what to do with this movie yet. I suspect it'll have to sit with me for a bit before I'm sure what I think. It definitely sneaked up on me. About halfway through, I wasn't terribly into it, but then as the plot just kept going and the stakes kept raising, I found myself really caring about what was going on. And that final shot packs a punch in a way I didn't expect at all. When the credits rolled, I had almost a visceral reaction -- the strongest emotional response I had through the whole movie, maybe.

While I wasn't drawn into it as completely as I was with yesterday's movie, I have a feeling this is going to rise in my Flickchart rankings as I let it sit for a bit. So the initial rating is a bit low, but I expect it not to stay there.

How it entered my Flickchart:
A Separation > Checking Out
A Separation < Lethal Weapon
A Separation < Vicky Cristina Barcelona
A Separation > Win Win
A Separation > Holiday Inn
A Separation > Memoirs of a Geisha
A Separation > Choke
A Separation > 12 Years a Slave
A Separation < Lyle, the Kindly Viking
A Separation > Adam
A Separation > I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
Final spot: #827 out of 2191.

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