The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) Reviews
|Ker Malkin G||
June 5, 2013
Javier Bardem's performance along with the film's subtle, melodramatic, humorous nature is enough to make this film a must-see.
May 18, 2013
A very sad tale and a beautiful movie, but I wish he had not choose death but at least he got what he wanted even if the dumb government would not allow it.
April 29, 2013
It could have flatlined -- a feel-good foreign-language disability drama more concerned with getting an audience than turning them on with ugly truths. But like Amenabar's excellent horror movie "The Others", "The Sea Inside" doesn't go for cheap shots. Melodrama, yes. Family, too, and indulgences and guilt. It mostly fits. Bardem's performance is what ultimately sells "Sea", but the film is smart in that rather than stop at being an intense acting showcase Bardem and Amenabar not only let us see inside Sampedro, but also trust there's something to take away in how we can never exactly feel him.
April 12, 2013
Shows Bardem's power as an actor. Such a wonderful film. Intriguing story, well told through cinematic techniques, acting, directing-beautiful.
February 15, 2013
100% A true masterpiece.
April 6, 2011
This film is extremely touching, It shows that life sometimes doesn't mean anything and that death is the freedom. All of this film Ramon Sampedro wanted to die after being paralysed by a disastrous accident and he never changed his mind. Life can be really harmfull sometimes
March 5, 2013
Javier Bardem get me hooked in this true story as Ramon Sampedro. He's brilliant actor, carrying a film jumped across the sky and soon to recognize in the world cinema. The Sea Inside is masterful film, although tearjerker is not my style, but this time I've made an exception, is just because Bardem. I think he's the requirement of Spanish films to get an Oscar.
March 2, 2013
"Mar Adentro", beautiful movie filmed in north of Spain in Galicia (I can relate). I vote 5+ stars & recommend this film based on a true story.
February 28, 2013
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon meets How to Die in Oregon's "Die With Dignity" program, although he does not meet the program and that's what the is movie about.
February 18, 2013
Very well-handled movie here and it needed to be- I would have thought it'd be near impossible to tell this story accurately without resorting, at least a little to some kind of preachy overall point. I support euthanasia but that shouldn't make this film and it doesn't- the choice is the viewer's to make and the film allows that to be the case while still portraying Sampedro's life with sublime skill. Very much at the top of my list of biopics that I'd recommend.
July 2, 2007
Fantastisk samfunnskildring omkring temaet doed og verdighet. Vakkert filmet.l
January 30, 2013
Poderoso filme de la mano del director Alejandro Amenábar, que no solo dirige, sino que es el guionista y hasta compone la música instrumental. El filme cuenta con la dupla imbatible de Javier Bardem y Belén Rueda, pero a su vez cuenta con los aportes de Lola Dueñas y Clara Segura que se ponen a la altura de los dos estelares, conformando una solida actuación en la cinta. Una película que toca un tema polémico, de forma acertada, ya que lo enfoca en todos los marcos posibles, legal, religioso, social, familiar, dejando abierto para que cada expectador se formule su propia perspectiva, o sea la trama no te impone un punto de vista particular, todos los argumentos son expuestos y la audiencia es libre de pensar lo que desee. El guión es adaptado de la verdadera historia de Ramón Sampedro, que anteriormente había sido pobremente narrada en una película para televisión, pero que afortunadamente, Amenábar tomó y así creo una producción superior, que se ha convertido en una de las más recientes películas que entran a la lista de las cintas relevantes de la filmografía de España. Altamente recomendada.
January 1, 2013
Five stars for the movie of your life. Imagine that Bardem's accident happened to you..what you you do? A movie that brings with its ending new thoughts about that gift we call 'life'.
December 30, 2012
Bardem is spectacular. A represenatation of one peron's fight for euthanasia.
December 30, 2012
Written, produced and directed by Alejandro Amenábar (Open Your Eyes (1997) and The Others (2001)), this is a moving drama which is cut from similar cloth to My Left Foot (1989) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), it could have been a depressing and tragic film, but there's something uplifting about it, and it has a mystical and tender quality about it, with a brilliant lead performance as well. The Sea Inside tells the true story of Ramón Sampedro (Javiet Bardem), a Galician ship mechanic who suffered a near-fatal diving accident in 1968, which left him quadriplegic. For the next 29 years, he would lead a campaign against the Spanish government for the right to end his life. But the film also tells the story of his relationship with two women, Julia (Belén Rueda), a lawyer suffering from Cadasil syndrome who helps Ramón with his legal campaign, and Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince Ramón that life is worth living, but Ramón teaches those who meet him the qualities of life. It's a touching and moving film, one that doesn't give way to cloying sentimentality, it has moments of fantasy in Ramón's dreams, it has some brilliant cinematography and Bardem is brilliant as Ramón.
December 27, 2012
Im not interested in the storyline.
|Christine Joann C||
December 23, 2012
The film and the actors perfectly bring to light this true story and the emotional dark subject matter of death, frailty, and the dignity of choice. The family who cares for Ramon are courageous and beautiful.
December 7, 2012
Would like to see at some stage. Javier Bardem makes this A MUST!
May 19, 2007
That was Good, I thought. It was one of a kind.
December 21, 2007
Javier Bardem, excellent comme toujours. Sujet intéressant mais mal exploité; trop d'intrigues secondaires et un peu trop mélodramatique dans son ensemble.