Sheldon's Review of Amour
A foreign language film also nominated in several "mainstream" categories, including Best Picture. It's bleak and depressing, but very good with some great performances. As an elderly couple deal with the wife's partial paralysis from a stroke and she gets progressively worse, their bonds of love are tested. Obviously, it's not a happy go lucky movie. But it's also brutally honest about life, love, and family when a loved one becomes very ill. The main problem I had was the ending, which I really found pulled me out of the movie as it was out of character and felt tacked on, like they were showing a tragic slice of life, but didn't know how to make the bookends. Good, but not sure I'd call it great, nor is it an easy movie to watch.