Predictable? Yes, but it's still a story that I couldn't help but be drawn into and found moving - even though I knew virtually every step it was going to take. And it has some lovely photography and wonderful score from Desplat.
Curran attacks the film with the size and similarly moving majesty of a ballroom. On its surface, cliché, but underneath and within, a hundred voices whispering in each others ears forming culture, bad partners, shifts in style, and only the appearance of conformity.
The first time I saw this film was ten years ago when it came out, and I admit I really didn't remember much from it, that's why I was quite surprised at how much I liked this film this time around. Although it technically is a fairly standard romantic story, I think it was told really well. The photography is stunning and the music is splendid, but for me Naomi Watts was the highlight, she's simply amazing.
Why arguing with your wife?
If you are looking an answer to this question, I think this movie can give a view.
Very delicate movie, wonderful scenario and a famous book to start with.
Are you looking for more to spend a relaxing night with your partner?
I didn't expect much from this movie. THE PAINTED VEIL maybe - is one of the most simple movie out there, yet it's predictable. Predictable? Yes. I bet you've ever seen this kind of romance in other movies. Frankly, there's nothing special in its romance theme, about adultery. But THE PAINTED VEIL didn't become an ordinary movie. Thanks to Naomi Watts and Edward Norton superb acting. They have deeper characterization
Superb cinematography, exquisite score, production design, and good performances. Although the script is straightforward and a bit narrow in scope, it doesn't overstep its bounds and remains consistent throughout (minus a strange flashback). A beautiful movie about forgiveness and the story of a marriage. Cinematography that was ahead of its time.
Un filme bastante ameno con una historia, que aunque ha sido contada innumerables veces no aburre en ningún momento. Con movimientos pausados y encuadres sutiles, Edward Norton y Naomi Watts nos llevan de la mano por una historia de desamor y amor. Las actuaciones son bastante buenas y la dirección exquisita. Totalmente recomendable.