Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Wednesday

What can be said about this movie without letting the plot away, apart from the fact that it is brilliant! Thought provoking, different and well made!
Given the racy movies that are released these days, surprise ends to movies are almost expected (much like surprise birthday parties ;) ).
But this one is different. It is bound to make you think.
Definitely worth a watch...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sophie's choice

Based on a novel of the same name, this movie is one of those you should watch when you aren't feeling sleepy.
Not that it is entirely too boring, but the movie is a long one!
Meryl Streep, the protagonist (i.e. Sophie) simply amazes you with her ability to flawlessly put on an accent of a woman who does not know English.
The theme (i.e. Sophie's predicament and the choices she makes) is different. But if you are looking for a movie full of fun and frolic, you might want to check out a Govinda film instead :)

Spoiler alert:
The haunting moment of the film is when she tries to make use of her fathers anti-semitic speech (which was the reason why she loathed her father in the first place!) to get out of the concentration camp.
I found it very weird how Sophie suddenly decides to spend the night with Stingo, after he proposes to her.
Women are supposed to be complex - but to men, not to fellow-women!