Lindsay's Review of The English Patient

  • 16 months ago via Flixster
    The English Patient

    The English Patient (1996)

    At its core, the English Patient is an interesting tale. Unfortunately the time it takes to lay out entertaining tidbits is agonizing. It also romanticizes the affair story thread to a disgusting degree. I would have been much more interested to further explore the historical context, instead of spending lengthy scenes on the love story drivel.

    -There's a man downstairs. He brought us eggs. He might stay.
    -Why? Can he lay eggs?
    -He's Canadian.
    -Why are people always so happy when they collide with someone from the same place? What happened in Montreal when you passed a man in the street? Did you invite him to live with you?

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