I really liked this film, but I'll probably never watch it again. It was too painful! Most I ever cried over a movie until I saw Ordet. But it has some really good lessons about how grieving is OK, but at some point you need to move on.
March 7, 2007
Subtle comedy dealing with grief and loss that only upper middle class english professionals could possibly relate to. Juliet Stephenson's performance is marvellous, but it's also unbearably pretentious in places (see the cringeworthy hopping sequence.). I also cannot understand why Alan Rickman is so highly regarded; he's a bit rubbish really.
I recall that when this movie was released in North America, it was supposed to be a showcase for Rickman to show that he wasn't the one dimensional villain that most people were familiar with. This is of course, the type of film that he had been doing all along in Britain. This is a fine sample of his work. The chemistry beyond the grave with Juliet Stevenson's character is excellent.
OK, watched this twice, really wanted to like it due to Mr. Minghella, but I just don't get it. Had real potential in places - Juliet Stevenson's breakdown in her therapist's office was impressive - but other scenes were completely offputting.
March 9, 2008
A beautiful movie on so many levles. Philosophically and morally it answers questions about love and understanding and life and death in a definitive way. Rickman is almost perfect in his role, and one sympathizes with everyone here. there are no winners but everyone deserves compassion
I have to admit I really liked this movie. Alan is such a sexy dead dude. *sigh* Alan playing the cello turned me on... is that wrong?
April 2, 2007
OK, I like "Ghost" better. Nevertheless this is really an excellent movie. Part of the message: maybe that no two people can be "everything" for each other, and we set up ourself and our "other" for trouble if we expect every moment to be perfect. There is no "happily ever after". Just see it. OK?
Colossal beating! I love Alan Rickman, but this was just painfully dull and slow, which I should have known since it was writeen and directed by Anthony Minghella
July 13, 2007
Touching, powerful and sometimes funny romantic comedy. He's dead, she's alive, their still "truly, madly, deeply". Rickman and Stevenson have so much chemistry together. Under rated and some-what forgotten. Check it out.
July 2, 2007
Truly touching, powerful and at times funny. It really makes sense to have Alan and Juliet as the couple as they have a wonderful presence on screen together. One of my all time favorite romantic movies.
June 26, 2007
This is a great movie. I cried on quite a few parts. Alan Rickman sings soooo great in this film. I wish that we could hear him sing more often.
This film will make you very angry if you are a Rickman fan, especilly the ending, but it is still worth watching.
March 14, 2007
Raw and touching story of grief, and the strength to continue to live on after the death of a loved one. Bring Kleenex.