Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a completely different attitude. Jacob is outgoing, exciting, funny and has wisdom way beyond his tender years. He gradually pulls Maria out of her shell and enables her to come to decisions which will affect her entire life.Only Clouds Move the Stars tackles a serious subject with humour and wit. With its strong emotional content, the film leaves no one untouched. Based on an award-winning novel, this film shares the sensibilities of the Swedish hit, My Life as a Dog.
Federico F (jp) wrote: Like the scenes and the plot of the film The Rock Michael Bay's, only turned to the period of now imagining how it could happen a similar incident
Kishore P (it) wrote: The expectations about 7 aum Arivu were sky-high since it comes from Suriya- AR Murugadoss- Harris stable, who gave us that memorable Ghajini. But sadly they have failed to recreate the old magic, due to a weak plot and a rickety screenplay.If you are looking for a racy, straight forward action entertainer from the trio, 7 aum Arivu is a let-down as you have to suspend disbelief, logic and common sense. Terms such as DNA transplant, hypnotism, bio-war are bandied about making it confusing.The film opens in 6th century with a documentary on the great Tamil Pallava prince Bodhidharman who goes to China and becomes a sort of saint and messiah for his teachings and his vast knowledge of martial arts, hypnotism and medicine. But he dies and is cremated there.Now 1600 years later, Aravind (Suriya) a happy-go-lucky circus artist falls hook-line-sinker for Shuba Srinivasan (Shruti Haasan) a genetic engineering student and scientist who is doing research on Bodhidharman. But soon Aravind realises that he was just a guinea-pig of Shuba who wants to bring back Bodhidharman by inducing his DNA into Aravind.Now on a parallel line there is Dong Lee ( Johnny Tri Nguyen) who is sent by Chinese government to India to implement ~Operation Red(TM) a mission to bring about a bio-war. His target is to spread a virus in India and eliminate Shuba whose mission is to bring back Bhodhidharman. Will Shuba achieve her goal and how?A film like this should keep you completely hooked till the end but sadly it does not provide you a single sequence which will make you sit up and take notice. Take scenes like the one in which Shuba submits her thesis to a team of renowned scientists and starts talking about Tamil language when she herself is talking in broken Tamil. The hypnotism angle of Dong Lee becomes tedious after a point. The romantic track between Aravind and Shuba looks so forced, and songs jumps at you out of nowhere.The first half of the movie except for the Bodhidharman episode moves at snail pace. Too many songs without any storyboard or relevance are thrust in to the narration at regular intervals in the 160 minutes long film. There is no twist in the tale, towards the climax it becomes too preachy and the plot line is as predictable as rains during Diwali in Chennai.The star of this film - no questions asked - is the abundantly gifted Suriya who invests such sincerity in both the contrast characters of Bodhidharman and Aravind, that you can't take your eyes off him. But a weak script lets him down and why are film-makers exploiting his six-pack in all films?Shruthi Haasan looks a million bucks and is very impressive in her first appearance in Tamil cinema. We appreciate that she was bold enough to dub in her own voice but why did she sound as if she was struggling to speak Tamil? Johnny Tri Nguyen as the deadly villain is fantastic and sends a chill down your spine. The climax fight between Suriya and Johnny is terrific and is superbly choreographed by Peter Hayne.The music of Harris Jayaraj is bit of a dampener, other than the slightly hummable Mun Andhi.., the rest of songs are pedestrian and you get the feel, you have heard it somewhere. After all, the effort of Murugadoss to make a special kind of film is laudable but seems to lack the imagination required to pull off what he set out to achieve.
Kaitlyn J (br) wrote: Kind of interesting but not really.
Henrik S (ag) wrote: An epic Chinese tragedy in the same league as Oedipus or other Greek masterpieces. A family intrigue bursting with questions of loyalties, politics, sexual desire, tradition and usurpation. All is packed in the most lushest of cinematographical oeuvres and sets with strong acting from all sides (with the exception of Ye Liu, who overplays most of his reactions). I dragged on a bit towards the end, with a strong desire to top the over-the-top style with an even more intense battle scene, typical for Chinese cinema. Yet, it still manages to "reduce" (in a good way) the final conflict back to the family table - quite literally - where the remaining loose ends are resolved in one way or another. I strongly urge everybody to watch this in the original language version, because it sounds way too campy in English and quite a bit of the inherit cultural tone is lost in the translation. A great, epic Chinese family drama set in a royal environmnt.
Tuhina D (de) wrote: Based on a true-life story. Interesting. Worth a one-time watch.
scott (de) wrote: One of the best mob films ever!! Excellent 5 stars
MissGory R (kr) wrote: People have mixed feelings about this one, (also known as Hemoglobin), Another adaption of a Lovecraft story, We are led into a mysterious town where the bodies move underground, and a strange young man comes searching for his ancestors, whom are not well-remembered on the island they get stuck on. Rutger Hauer really works in this one, and I doubt any fans of Lovecraft will be disappointed by this one...Gorewhore Out.
Megan (ag) wrote: Well, if you're an Elvis fan- you'll probably enjoy this to some extent. I liked the friendship between Elvis and Raoul. But where there's more grandiose in an Elvis film, there's less interest from me. I didn't find the love interests very captivating, either. Not bad, though.
Greg W (jp) wrote: all star cast not my cup-o-tea.