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The Return
The Return (2003)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Country: Russia
That's why i love European movies. they focus on the story, acting, cinematography; natural cinematography without usual Hollywood special effects and explosives, making you sigh after the end credits.

What is more beautiful than seeing the water and the blue sky, feeling the air like the actors feel. Really, camera angles could make difference, making the audience in the seat of the actors. What i mean is apparent in the scenes where the children use their camera and view sights. You feel shaken hands while taking photos like you do, see the world like they see it around, It gets bothering at times these shaky hands, but it get you in the mood of the movie.

Concernig the acting, it's solid, and the two boys are superb. The movie does not contain much dialogue, so the actors depended on their facial expressions which they succeeded in having the right ones in every scene, expressing how they feel towards their father.

The plot is vague in some concerns and not everything is revealed. It is about the return of a father to his two children after 12 years. He took them in a journey to a deserted island.

What special about The Return is its various interpretations. It appeals to all countries and all ages due to your interpretation, whether it is politically, socially or even religiously. Believe me, you will find what concerns you in this powerful and flexible movie, realising that The Return is more than the return of a father.

Silver Linings Playbook
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

To start, I want to know first if this movie is a rom-com, comedy, romance, drama or what!! 'cause I didn't find neither romance nor comedy,actually. I read a lot of positive reviews and heard very good things about it; unconventional romcom, funny, honest,...etc. So, I went with high hopes and expectaions to explore this so-called masterpiece.

But what I actually found is it is not only a mere average movie, but also a shallow one with predictable incidents and a dragged cliched plot. It is too busy; mental illness, sports, book making, dancing, positivity,...etc. Every thing you can imagine is found here, but you will come out with nothing. BY the way, I did not even smile except at a scene or two at most. It is not funny at all. At each scene I waited for the next hopping to enjoy the fun, but I was hugely disappointed.

Even for the soundtracks, I think Danny Elfman has done better before.

I am always moved by movies about dysfunctionality-mentally or physically- but this time I really disliked the characters; a man who hit his parents, a sex addict, a gambler father. What is more laughable is that these characters are supposed to be inspirational!

I can't explain till now why all that hype around it, perhaps for Bradely Cooper who was the only savior out of all that mess, and Jennifer Lawrence who's already loved by the audience. Even those two I felt the chemistry between them is lacking. Every one of them did well but each on his own, away from each other. Or perhaps people were tricked by the the hype and media to the extent that they laugh at nothing.

Hope I watched LIFE OF PI once again instead of wasting my time and money on this.

Overall rating: 45, just for Cooper

Welcome to the Sticks
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Country: France
That is really entertaining..

A Parisian husband who is transrered to a town in north of France carrying a negative image about its people, but then he realizes the truth of his misperceptions. The plot is kinda simple yet fun depicting stereotyping and friendship in a sweet and loveable way.

I really felt for the climax as I am one who is really attached to people and places. What helped more to enjoy WELCOME TO THE STICKS (BIENVENUE CHEZ LES CH'TIS) is the incredible work for the subtitles which captured the essence of scenes where different dialects have a role in the plot for non-French speaking.

PS: The movie was the biggest hit in French theaters along history