Obviously this greatly appeales to many people. Strangly not so much to me. Strangely, because here is a lot of violence which I like; sexy Maria Bello who does a very good performance; twists and turns make the movie interesting. However, in between the plot develops so slowly, it gets boring; Mortensen's "mildness" is disproportionate; Ed Harris' acting is poor, William Hurt's performance is a joke. Just solid.
Impressionante come si possa facilmente deturpare la bellezza di un soggetto con pochi piccoli dettagli. I protagonisti sono lo stereotipo della famiglia media statunitense in una piccola cittadina modesta, il cui american dream viene sconvolto da dei segreti oscuri, come in mille altri film a stelle e strisce. Fino agli ultimi 15 minuti l'ho trovato guardabile, poi è andato tutto in vacca con la sparatoria in villa.
9 - Sometimes the most straightforward questions have the most unsavory, complicated responses. The portrayal of fantasized situations that maintain a degree of verisimilitude by eluding easy answers has always been one of the facets of cinema I have prized the most.
I thought it was a well executed movie with apt staging and cinematography. But to me it didn't have that umpf. I did the like whole re-rebirth storyline and the peaks of glorified violence though. And if cinema is a story of staircase scenes... this movie offers you probably one of the more nonsensical ones. Shed a strange light on the situation for me. Interesting.
Maria Bello and Ed Harris are so good, Viggo Mortenson and Ashton Holmes too. What do you do when the walls close in? What do you do when you find yourself in someone else's horror show dream? To find out that "some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had counted after all, every evasion and ever procrastination, every word, all of it"? Fun riffs on Lynch (and like, Degrassi).