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Bad casting. Vanessa Redgrave is playing a part that should be acted by a younger woman (just for it to make sense) The accents are all over the place. The unnamed country apparently had citizens that spoke both a slavic and a latin language. Where was the Redgrave character from? London? You know the city where they put up a big tree in the center at Christmas and people go skating in a famous skating rink... London right? So the politics were South American, the architecture and temperature was Easter European, the actors' accents were a crazy hodge-podge. The unnamed country must be on a different planet. The politics was of the "hit you over the head with a hammer" school. If Ayn Rand does that for the right-wingers, this movie does it for the lefties. I felt like, OK, I get it, stop hitting me on the head with your ideology hammer. I had to stop watching about 75% through because it was all the same (hammer). Then I went online and donated all my money to The People/The Revolution/The Poor. Now I have no money in my bank account. I guess I'll be homeless soon. Thanks Angelina, Vanessa and Michael!
"Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions." ? Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
this film may be a mirror of the internal conflict and shock that could rock any cushy city person after a visit to societies filled with civil strife and poverty. perhaps for the "fortunate ones" like Redgrave, it is possible to argue our way out of gross discomfort. but for many others, our altered worldview demands assisting the marginalized because it is possible to make a small yet good difference.
unfortunately, this rendition of Wallace Shawn's play still feels too much like a play. the monologues weren't always affective.
An 83-min monologue play that doesn't necessarily translate to screen with the same impact. The ideas presented stir up enough food for thought, and the ice-cream guilt trip was effective, but it's a pity that the whole film doesn't end up making a firm statement. Good acting from Redgrave though.
if u r looking for a nice movie sitting on a cozy chair...well its not that type of movie...for good time pass ...loads of movies are out there...it is a movie about our conscious...what we believe in heart..and struggling with our believes.....i felt like "the woman" is not in the movie...it was like she was sitting nxt to me trying desperately to make me realize and understand the facts she feels and knows like an old fashioned teacher..and i luvd the way director showed the believes or i'd rather say the excuses made by social capitalists
Pues es una peli de actuaciones que tal el hijo dirigiendo a la madre WOW!!! los planteamientos que se hace Vanessa las dudas que la rodean y todo lo que se cuestiona, joder es que acaso no es cosa de todos? podria decirse que si pero y entonces por que estamos tan jodidos!!!!