Totally a prequel to Harry Potter. This guys name is Johnny....RJ Lupin...hmmm..would've given another star if it showed him meeting Lilly and James Potter. Too many muggles in this film. For real though, this film teaches the lesson you don't have to like what you see on screen to acknowledge a great film.
4,5 realmente excelente,una gran sorpresa…cada personaje está muy bien trabajado,tanto que cada uno en su propio estilo,llegan a saturar por momentos jajaj con la tendencia a pasa del amor al odio o viceversa,incluso a pesar de no tener una trama fija,logra por minutos hacerte sentir indefenso...aun así,tiene excelentes diálogos,buena música, interesante fotografía y planos;una mezcla que termina en una gran película
"When life offers you nothing the least you can offer it is the finger,"- Roger Ebert. Truer words never written. Thewlis' performance as Johnny is as raw, wounded and angry as an exposed nerve. He abuses everyone he comes into contact with, employing a razor sharp wit, a sleep deprived reason and an acute class conscious rage. Johnny is the British, permanent underclass made flesh. He is scorched earth intellect.
"That's the trouble with everybody - you're all so bored. You've had nature explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the living body explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the universe explained to you and you're bored with it, so now you want cheap thrills and it doesn't matter how tawdry or vacuous they are.."
I am baffled how David Thewlis did not receive the Academy Award for this stellar performance. Also there is no other Mike Leigh that contains as much energy as this film. There's is something simply stunning about this gem, it could be the in depth discussions of the apocalypse or the lovely Katrin Coolidge but there are many things that make this film exceptional.
I'm not sure how to describe this film. It fascinates me to a large degree, but I also don't really like it. The philosophical discussions are interesting, and David Thewlis kills it. But he's also a rapist, and not only that, but a bad one, compared to his materialist counterpart. It's more an interesting film than an enjoyable one.