Year Released: 2011
Rating: NR. My Rating: NC17
Score (out of five stars): 5
Temptation for checking the time: None
This film was emotionally charged, intelligently written, and the characters, though seriously flawed, were ultimately likeable, even loveable. By the end of the film I wanted to hold them in my arms.
The film will touch anyone who has ever known the overwhelming weight of existential angst.
The sex is pretty explicit, so I’d say to be wary if you are uncomfortable watching such things in the company of others. Most certainly not appropriate for the immature. Not terribly overdone. Same goes for the foul language.
I highly recommend this film.
About My Reviews:
These are my film reviews. I am not any more qualified to offer them than anyone else. I just love films and seek out works that are not on the radar, especially foreign language and independent films. Many of my friends consult me for interesting stuff to watch, so, I’ve decided to put them on my blog.
I seek out films that are entertaining and always with an eye toward how they treat subjects and matters of the human condition. I feature myself a moralist, and am especially drawn to works that bring out emotion and treat heavy subject matter with respect. I might be a nihilist, but that does not mean we should accept immoral entertainments or those bereft of ethics.
I’ve decided to also give weight to the three basic concepts of the human condition, as described by Plato in his Republic, namely:
The Gold, to represent the mind,
The Silver, to represent the heart, and
The bronze, to represent, well, you know, the region below the belt.
I think this is useful in describing films.
Some other things of note:
I’ll give a rating whenever the film has not been, to help give the reader a sense of what to expect.
I’ll rate the films 1-5, five being the top score.
I’ll also rate the film on how memorable it was. My good friend Harlan mentioned that, and I agree. He stated that he bases a film or book on how long he thought about it after the experience. Great insight.
Temptation for checking the time is just that. Was the film boring? Did I consult my watch, or the little bar at the bottom of the screen when streaming, to see when the thing would end.
Finally, for the more bronzish movies, I’ll let the viewer know how explicit the sex is or how much nudity is involved.
And finally, I'll never go over some boring synopsis of the film. That's not a film review, to my mind, that's a high school term paper.
Hope these reviews will be useful to someone.