Mid-thirtysomethings Burt Farlander and Verona De Tessant are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together, despite questioning their potential parenting abilities. They are happy that they made the decision to move close to Burt’s parents, Jerry and Gloria Farlander, as they want to share the experience with the baby’s grandparents. Verona’s own parents died over ten years earlier, a situation about which she doesn’t like to discuss. In Verona’s sixth month, she and Burt learn that Jerry and Gloria are moving to Antwerpen, Belgium the month before the baby is due, just because it’s something they’ve always wanted to do. Burt and Verona don’t understand what they see as Jerry and Gloria’s selfishness in putting this move above spending time with their impending granddaughter… –IMDb
Samuel Alexander “Sam” Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning work on his debut film American Beauty (1999) and his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1996) and Gypsy (2003). He is currently working on Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film. He has a child with his former wife Kate Winslet.
Mendes was born in Reading, Berkshire, the only child of Valerie Helene (née Barnett), an author of children’s books, and Jameson Peter Mendes, a university professor. His father is from Trinidad of ethnic Portuguese descent, and his mother an English Jew. His grandfather is the Trinidadian writer Alfred Mendes.
Mendes’ parents divorced when he was a child. He grew up in Oxfordshire and attended Magdalen College School and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he graduated with a first in English. While at Cambridge, he was a member of the Marlowe Society… read more
Very sweet, sensitive film with two wonderful lead performances that have lots of chemistry together. Wasn't enthralled at the beginning, but the film gets better as it moves along culminating in an absolutely stunning end scene. It's honestly very different than I thought it would be, a lot more heartfelt. Sam Mendes should make more films like this instead of crap like Revolutionary Road.
Call it the Napoleon Dynamite effect. It may have been used before that, but ever since that 2004 phenomenon, the photo-doodle montage has
Le couple vu par Mendes. Une fois encore. Mais avec un autre aspect, celui qui chamboule toute vie d’un couple: l’arrivée d’un enfant. Comment s’y préparer? Comment allons-nous être transformés? De… read review
Welcome to the Wal-Mart “story-by-numbers” film kit! What’s that? You fancy yourself to be a deep, reflective thinker who is filled with a sense of nostalgia whenever you look back on the turmoil… read review
Ketika melakukan debut penyutradaraannya pada tahun 1999 lewat American Beauty, sutradara Inggris, Sam Mendes, mengejutkan dunia dengan kemampuannya mengarahkan sebuah drama komedi satir tentang kehidupan… read review
Comme dans son précédent film (l’excellent Revolutionary Road), Sam Mendes explore comment un couple se projette en tant que couple. Dans ce road movie d’un couple à la recherche de lui-même, Mendes… read review