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I can honestly say that this movie is art in the purest form. The film is subtle yet thought provoking. Keira Knightly and Sam Worthington performed wonderfully. I now understand what people mean by a film being art.
An honest though unimpressive movie with decent performances, especially Keira Knightley, who shines in this story of doubt, desire and betrayal. Still, it is too bad that after ninety minutes of slow build-up it simply doesn't offer a real pay-off.
The movie captures how complicated relationships can get and also the difference between women and men, their sensibility and awareness of their actions. I believe many can relate to those any characters.
Shallow character development is not a good quality in a talking heads movie. Nothing much happens during the first two thirds of the movie, and by the time it does happen (or looks like it will), you are too complacent to even care much. Knightly and Mendes are two of my favorites, but this snoozer of a story is too much for them to overcome.
Keira Knightley carries the movie. Marriage is not easy and commitment can be tough. The screenplay could have left the film on its knees but good acting carries the burden of telling this story. It may feel slow but the longing gentle movements of camera give you a pause to feel the emotion and give you a chance to balance the reticence and exuberance of various characters in the story.
this film is stunning. such a well done portrayal of real life situations couples face. the question of what is worse, emotional or physical cheating. Worthington and Mendes have no real on screen connection but I guess for a physical connection all you need is lust. the ending may quite be the best part of this film, brilliantly done.
I actually felt this was an overall nicely film. The character development, I admit, was slightly less than up to par but the characters themselves were interesting. I really enjoyed Guillaume Canet especially and thought Eva Mendes fit perfectly into her role as the other woman. Sam Worthington was definitely where the casting went wrong but Kiera Knightly made up for it. The ambiguous ending was really a success for me and left me wanting to KNOW what is going to happen which is actually not that easy in film making. Watch it!