This film's layered storytelling lacks the fluidity, grace, or good humour, to pull off its conceit.
I disagree. Really enjoyed the story, the acting and the message(s).
Sep 9 - 10:04 PM
I agree with you, David, wholeheartedly.
My girlfriend and I saw it today, and afterward as we sat discussing it, I told her it had garnered an overall rating on Rotten Tomatoes of something like 18%. This shocked her and she said something along the lines of how this did not bode well for the depth and mindset of the average person. And I said yes, how can a movie like Avengers, which is just about a bunch of comic characters flying around shooting at aliens and with an outcome you can rest assured of even before the movie begins (though I still thought it was a fun movie), but how can that get something like 90% while a film as literary and thought-provoking as The Words receive only 18%? The answer is quite obvious, yet it still just boggles the mind and senses.
For us this was the movie of the year. We also enjoyed Salmon Fishing on the Yemen.
Sep 9 - 11:02 PM