Sunday, April 3, 2011

Movie Sunday: Uncertainty

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I didn't particularly like this movie. It seemed like a good idea -- a film about a couple who need to make a decision, and we see the consequences of each potential choice. But the decision we examine is not the decision that is really on their mind. Confused yet? Yeah, me too. And if a movie is going to leave me confused for as long as this one, it had better have a payoff at the end. And there really wasn't one.

It wasn't a total loss. There is some decent suspense, and the characters are generally interesting and engaging.  Plus, it's an attractive film to watch, especially for an indy. The New York Times guy really liked it. I have to wonder what size muffin basket he got for that review. 

I respect someone who can make a magic trick of a film. I thought Sixth Sense was brilliant the first time I saw it. An I love a good allegory. In this case, the idea of examining the significance of decisions big and small has potential, but I think they missed by more than a little. 

1 comment:

  1. too bad the plot didn't work out -- sounds a bit like 'Sliding Doors' in the premise, and I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the younger gen's best working actors...guess they should hand out the cranberry and blueberry muffins with each viewing...