Sunday, July 17, 2011

This movie


might be the best I've seen all year. Ewan McGregor (love him) plays a young man mourning the death of his father, played by Christopher Plummer (love him), an elderly man who, at the death of his long-time wife, announces to his son that he is gay and then proceeds to live out the remainder of his life joyfully, fully embracing his new love and life. I couldn't possibly do justice to the yearning, wistfulness and melancholy of this movie --- the relationship between the son and the father, the father and the mother, the father and his lover, the son and his lover and the dog, the dog, the dog -- well, I won't give it away. The director, Mike Mills, weaves the several strands of story together seamlessly and beautifully, each scene suffused in both literal and figurative light. I found it nearly perfect.

Go buy yourself a ticket, get a bucket of popcorn and escape into the love --

9 comments:

  1. I heard an interview with the author of the screenplay/director on NPR and I definitely made a note to go see it.
    Okay!

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  2. I hadn't heard of this movie. I will have to check it out.

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  3. I think you should write movie reviews. You know, in your free time :) I gotta see this.

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  4. Thanks Elizabeth, sounds like my kind of movie!

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  5. Sounds fab, I'll check it out for sure!

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  6. It sounds wonderful! Trying to talk Gregg into seeing it now. =)

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  7. I always trust your movie recommendations.

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