Le Château de Ma Mère (My Mother's Castle) Reviews
I always balled like a baby at the end... it might be a sad ending but it is also the real story of Marcel Pagnol.
(1991) My Mother's Castle
ADVENTURE/ DRAMA (French with english subtitles)
The second of two films starring Marcel Pagnol's autobiographical novels originally released in 1957 about experiences upon growing up while visiting the countryside. All I can say is that this film cannot be watched unless the first film had been looked at first which is called "My Father's Glory". If you enjoy that film may also enjoy this second installment as well.
The Producers (2005).
I missed the last five minutes, but overall, it was a really funny, enjoyable film. After the first scene, which didn't work for me, it was very easy to get into the movie. Huge kudos to Roger Bart as Carmen Ghia - he stole every scene that he was in. Uma Thurman surprised as Ula and the rest of the cast from Broadway was, of course, good. The cast made this film good, really. It's a shame this didn't make more money at the box office.
My Mother's Castle
This movie wasn't as good as the first movie. I only got to see about 85 minutes of it, but the cinematography was good. The little boy whoo plays Marcel is a really good actor. I'm interested to see if he can play a darker, more sophisticated role (too bad he hasn't acted since). This movie didn't have the energy that the first one had (and the plot wasn't as good, either). Overall, an average French film.
Also, I would like to note that in my English class, we "watched' 2001: A Space Odyssey. We only had three days to do so. My class ended up seeing about 70 minutes of the movie, and it wasn't all in order. I enjoyed what I say, but I was really disappointed with the rest of my class. The film was often referred to as "that movie that makes no sense", retarded, stupid and boring. I don't know - it makes me sad to be a part of this generation. I'm going to rent it and then give it a review.