Some of the most bizarre and interesting years in our lives are about to start.
The beautiful moment is one in which we allow for our lives to change.
Yes! I was able to see it in December.
I’d say that it’s a great movie to watch if you’re willing to put in the work (almost three hours of it)! to sort through / make sense of all the story lines and characters. It’s a truly unique movie, but it also requires some serious suspension of disbelief.
It’s not necessary to have read Mitchell’s novel before viewing the film, but having read the book will help immensely with your understanding. I won’t waste too much breath on the whole film vs. book debate, but I will say that the novel does things with language and word choice that the film simply cannot match as a medium. In addition, it’s important to note that many of the story lines in the film turn out much neater and / or “happier” than they do in the novel.
I did find myself a bit enamored for a week or so with Ben Wilshaw’s performance as the tortured artist Robert Frobisher (heh, heh), but spent some time grimacing at the Korean actress Bae Doona’s “breakout” role in a Western film that featured what I thought was unnecessary nudity.
In any case, you should definitely go see the movie (or read the book)! if you haven’t already. If anything, it’ll certainly make you think. David Michell’s vision is a bit wacko, but part of the fun is deciding whether or not you think it’s a “bad” or a “good” thing.