Ebbe: The Movie
A documentary dealing with the publisher Ebbe Carlsson's decision to start his own investigation on the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme
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Aaron B (jp) wrote: So in this movie we learn that script writers are treated like crap. This is a tale we already know. However, here we are entertained enough by the little details. In some cases we hear how some very smart ideas became very dumb movies. It is interesting, but half way through. It begins to sound very whiney
Blake P (br) wrote: "21 Grams" is about sad people doing sad things, wishing they could be a different sad person for just a minute so that they can escape the pain they so constantly feel. Their lives never pick up -- they were never that great to begin with -- and so the film acts as a mangled study of truly messed up people, sometimes compelling and sometimes so downbeat you may as well give up and moan into a judgmental pillow. It is not a film to lift your spirits; see it for the emotions it brings, the jaw-dropping performances it contains. When reflecting on our pampered lives, the fact that people like the characters in "21 Grams" may exist reminds us how lucky some of us are, even if our ease is short-lived or tinged with a little bit of depression. We don't look down upon these people; we emphasize with them. Told in a non-linear fashion, "21 Grams" focuses on three characters with the fixation of a subtle Altman film. They are Paul (Sean Penn), Cristina (Naomi Watts), and Jack (Benicio Del Toro). Paul is unhappily married to Mary (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who longs for a baby but is rendered hopeless due to Paul's dangerous heart condition. Cristina, once a happily wed woman with two lovely young daughters, has lost her husband and kids in a bloody hit-and-run, turning back to past drug addictions to make herself feel something besides nothing. Jack is an ex-convict who is trying to curb his criminal and alcoholic ways through faith, but is failing miserably. These people are all connected in some way or another, but to reveal the source of their crossing paths would strip the film of the pleasures you won't have. Despite being one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen, "21 Grams" is still one of the best acted, bringing together a magnificently emotive ensemble and giving them what are perhaps the most rewarding (at least to watch) roles of their careers. Penn is a man torn between two equally devastating lives: in one, he is a sick man with a desperate wife clinging to his side; in the other, he is the co-dependent to a mentally unstable drug addict. Watts, in a performance so harrowing it would be a wonder if she didn't suffer while piecing together her characterization, is gut-wrenching as a woman so broken that we can only ask ourselves why she isn't shattered into a million pieces below our feet. And Del Toro is an embodiment of human suffering as a man who wants to atone for his sins but falls immediately after he stands up once again. Everything about "21 Grams" is phenomenal, but despite its triumphs, I still have reservations about Gonzalez-Inarritu's decision to edit the film in inconsequential order. Some movies have done it well ("Memento", without a doubt), but in "21 Grams"' case, it's a loud concern that undermines the connected stories. Because we don't get to see characters develop in the usual sense, it's harder to grasp them as people, grip their personal stories as if they are our own. If "21 Grams" isn't perfect and isn't tempting to embrace, that's beside the point. This is a frustrating but visceral film that overwhelms us with its sorrow, its despair. It doesn't feel good, sure, but one rarely gets the opportunity to experience something this exhilarating.
Jeff H (gb) wrote: A great DCOM, with a great young Lindsay Lohan. A personal guilty pleasure. B-
Lee B (ru) wrote: This docudrama really goes for style over anything else. The story is really just told through news stories from the time. This works for a short period. Then, it tries to flash to the present day to reflect on the past, but that doesn't work either. I don't think they picked the right times to transition to those parts with the interviews.This probably worked as the book. Diving into history through details about news stories and how it compared to the region in general and contrast it to modern life seems more palatable in text and not sound bites over reenactments. But those reenactments are visually well composed and have a mood to them.
sahil b (au) wrote: a bit predictable but Van Diem shows his class with his extra ordinary work.
Mackenie S (jp) wrote: A powerful story, I enjoyed it very much. However, I do not agree with Simone Signoret winning best actress of 1959. Many critics and myself believe Audrey Hepburn should have won for "The Nun's Story", or even Katharine Hepburn in "Suddenly, Last Summer".
FilmGrinder S (br) wrote: "Another name for Mars, is death."-Spokesman at Press Conference (Pierre Watkin)
Cheryl L (au) wrote: Slow paced and quite boring. A bit disappointing.
alex f (de) wrote: Frustrating... If only they listened to Newman.
Muffin M (kr) wrote: I own this on DVD in a five movie pack along with:* What Happens In Vega$ (2008)* Date Night (2010)* This Means War (2011)* What's Your Number? (2011)
Carl M (kr) wrote: A fantastic british comedy film that tackles sexism within football wonderfully. The film explores numerous themes of love, friendship and sport. Meyers and Knightley are the highlight in there break through performances.