Strikes a wrong chord.
This is a masterpiece you fat idiot. Its a soul-stirring,devastating experience.
May 28 - 10:19 AM
You dismiss the film's "attempt at a sympathetic liberal look at illegals during this post-globalization period" saying you "found its ideas shallow and banal. That it's filled with more goo than the usual Hollywood melodrama." The film is depressing and long, but shallow and banal? The themes are deep and difficult, including, among others - love between parents and children among Chinese, Africans, the terminally ill, the bipolar, black marketers, the exploited, the exploiters, and even the corrupt cops. You do admit that Bardem's performance is nuanced. And yet the themes do hang together through the strength of the characters that the movie creates. There's very little preechiness, or propaganda, no "disease of the month" formulas. Your other reviews do not seem particularly anti-liberal, or anti-immigrant, but this quote from your review seems to suggest that what you most object to is the very human "liberal" portraits of illegal immigrants. The film is full of abiguity about all of it characters, including the immigrants. All of them have their humanity, but none are guiltless. (Even the kids smoke cigaretts and set the mattress on fire.) Even if you oppose illegal immigration, how could anyone object to (and how could great art even exist without) complex, empathic portrayals of outsiders?
Jul 28 - 09:01 AM
Go watch a dipshit movie, dipshit.
Mar 5 - 05:59 PM