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Friday, May 23, 2014

"Mr. Nobody"

Choices. That's what this movie is all about. The story centers around a 118-yearl old mortal in a world of immortals. Nemo Nobody, played by, Jared Leto, is the last human being who's lived naturally. The story jumps back and forth continuously as he tells his story. His parents divorced when he was young and a pivotal scene shows him deciding wether to follow his mother at the train station, or stay behind with his dad. As the movie progresses, we see the hundreds of choices he could have made through is life and their consequences. It's confusing at first, but it makes total scenes in the end. The movie is brilliantly shot--to the point where you could watch it with the sound off and still be mesmerized by the visuals. I don't understand why it never made it big in the United States. Actually, I don't know why nobody's ever even heard of this film.

4 1/2 stars out of 5

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Breakfast With Curtis

This is another shining example of what Indie films are all about. The basic plot is a nerdy, home-schooled (not fundy-Christian) kid has a run in with his hippy neighbor. Five years later, the old hippy hires him to film a blog about him. Eventually, the hippy compound and the nerdy kids family reunite. This is one of those non-formulaic films (Happy beginning, tragedy strikes, happy ending). It's a funny, chaotic romp that's fun to watch all the way through. If you were a teen in the late 60s and early 70s, I guarantee you'll enjoy this flick.
4.5 out of 5 stars