Head in the Clouds Reviews
At first sight, I thought the director was a genius: put together the crystal, perfect beauty of Charlize Theron with the passionate, sexy charm of Penelope Cruz -an unmissable mix!
Unfortunately, after a while it is clear that the director might be really good in marketing, but very disappointing in DIRECTING! The storyline is just ridicolous, the characters have no depth and the male protagonist will always be remembered as "that guy who once acted with Penelope and Charlize".
A pleasure for the eyes, but that's all.
ice cream and chips, a guilty pleasure.
the 'ice cream' and 'chips' here - charlize theron and penelope cruz . the penelope character was really just an 'accessory' but who cares, she set the screen on fire whenever she came on ( that limp was really unnecessary though, mr director).
three quarters into the movie, i thought 'lust, caution' ?
ok, tis just me but i thought it might've made one helluva better movie if it had gone Gilda & Mia instead, exit sappy Guy!
But I have also been haunted by another conviction the everything is preordained, lying in wait... and time is running out.
I wish I could've seen Penelope a little more though, but she probably wasn't that big 5 years ago like she is now. I did, however, expect something to boil between her character and Stuart's a little sooner than it did, and when it did that was it. I was expecting more of a love triangle story and entanglement between the 3, that's where it felt like the filmmakers were leading the story to. But, it strayed away, and then further away from that idea, which kind of let me down.
The movie kept my interest throughout. I'd only watch it again though if like I had a few friends over and they wanted a different feel of a narrative to view. It's one of those poetic sob stories. Like I mentioned before, it's really puts you in a sad mood in the end.
The Spanish Civil War is a great subject to shed a little light on, so I'm glad this movie was made. It's a miracle if a movie even makes it to production, let alone getting distribution so the common person has the opportunity to view the film. But it sucks, and I'm living proof of it, that we have to rely on big names to sell most movies. I totally fell into this and decided to view it because of the names in the film. That's just business though, I totally understand.