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½ June 1, 2013
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!
April 22, 2013
"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
March 15, 2012
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.
March 15, 2012
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.
December 28, 2011
Made me think. I'm not better, I don't have the right..
August 15, 2011
Good movie but please don't call it an "Angelina Jolie" movie, please...
½ October 17, 2010
Wow, this is heavy... Turning our back to all the suffering around, or
August 23, 2009
...wna see this...defenitely...ddnt hear abt it:S!!! im mad:(
Super Reviewer
June 12, 2009
Couldn't help it, "Jolie" made me realize was so many of us look up to her, and believed in her acting abilities.
½ January 6, 2009
my comment: I don't get it...
January 6, 2009
This movie got the message.
January 6, 2009
No solution but it really addresses and is so true - good for everyone just to remind us...
January 2, 2009
esta película esta muy bien lograda no solo visualmente si no por las reflexiones que deja
½ October 8, 2008
I am still confused as to what this film was supposed to solve...however as a reality check it really kicks...good to watch if your looking for something different.
October 8, 2008
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
September 6, 2008
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!!!!
August 25, 2008
excelentes monologos... como si todo lo que uno se cuestiona alguien lo hubiera puesto en palabras...
totalmente recomendable
August 18, 2008
Drama, destreza escènica, y una historia bien dirigida...
August 14, 2008
THIS MOVIE IS INCREDIBLE!!! I HAVE TO FINISH WATCHING IT!
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