A Few Movies...

School of Rock was very well done and very enjoy­able.

Lost in Translation was great. Everything about the film was suc­cess­ful, but I espe­cial­ly enjoyed the sub­tle­ness. The direc­tion was per­fect, in how under­played and min­i­mal­is­tic it made every­thing seem. I was­n’t tru­ly impressed though until I found out that Sophia Coppola wrote the script as well. Bill Murray was made for the part, but every­one else was sat­is­fac­to­ry. The entire movie felt to me like a sim­ple glimpse into the chance inter­ac­tion of two peo­ple, and it began as gen­tly as it end­ed. The audi­ence is left as an observ­er, which made every­thing all the more believ­able to me. I inter­pret­ed the sto­ry as the inter­ac­tion of two peo­ple, who are at two com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent points in their lives. As a result, their com­mu­ni­ca­tion becomes jum­bled. Lost in trans­la­tion. They dis­cuss the same things, but they’re not quite say­ing the same things. The res­o­lu­tion came from the end, when both peo­ple rec­og­nized the rela­tion­ship they had, and it was as far as it should have gone. Anything else would have seemed ridicu­lous. I think it was an over­rat­ed movie, but def­i­nite­ly one that deserves a healthy, gen­er­ous amount of praise.

As for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I’m at a loss for words. The entire expe­ri­ence was almost com­plete­ly inef­fa­ble. I laughed. I cried. I got goose­bumps. I melt­ed. A com­plete mas­ter­piece, and the one of the most poignant films I’ve ever seen, although I’m par­tial­ly biased due to my cur­rent cir­cum­stances. Where the Gondry/Kaufman duo failed in Human Nature due to an unsup­port­ive script and result­ing super­flu­ous direct­ing, this film has com­plete­ly suc­ceed­ed. A movie I will be buy­ing. A movie I will be watch­ing over and over again. A movie that would have changed my life had I not already come to the same con­clu­sion a few months ear­li­er.

2 comments

  1. have you watched mona lisa smile then? it’s a fan­tas­tic show.
    a guy friend of mine did­n’t like it at all. said only the girls would like it. los­er.

    best show.

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