I'm a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA English/French, 2006) and the University of Toronto (MA Comparative Literature, 2007), but after spending so much time reading in school, I have missed a great deal of movies. (This is why I have posted the list of shame, check it out and marvel at what I haven't seen.)
Some nitpicky stuff:
1. I don't record being "not interested" in a movie because it's too much work and it counts as a negative review making me "less compatible" with you as a friend - I don't think it's a bad movie... I'm just not interested. :)
2. Please, don't "recommend" a movie to me without actually writing anything (especially one I've already reviewed).
3. I don't do widgets, and rarely quizzes. I'm not here to IM, to meet a mail-order bride or to support any other ways people misuse this site. I'm here to talk about movies; if you like to do that too, then let's be friends!
4. Still reading? Ok, fine, be promoted to. I'm a published short story writer. My site is www.danielperryfiction.com. I'm also on Facebook and Twitter, (details on my site). Like/Follow me!
A heartwarming, hard-hitting slice of life that flirts with the absurdity of life in wartime. Very Kafka, full of bleak humour and featuring a protagonist you can't help but root for. Beautiful film that more people should see.
It's a movie about the end of the world that, for about two-thirds in the middle, seems to forget the world is ending... the stakes evaporate and we're left limping along with an annoyingly saccharine love story all the way to the to the inevitable, uninspired conclusion... presuming you make it that far... I did it so you wouldn't have to.