Saturday, September 20, 2008

Most people are together just so they are not alone. But some people want magic. I think you are one of those people.

Ok, so sometimes I think this should just be a film blog as oppose to a style/fashion one since I seem to post quite often on films that I have seen. But I figure I made this little thing to post pretty pictures and speak about things that interest/motivate/move me, and that certainly isn't reducible to clothes.

That silly caveat aside, on to the film that I am currently in love with: Broken English. It had been in my mind to rent for ages -- seriously. I actually found "Broken English" scribbled on a scrap of paper in a book I read last summer. When I went home a couple weeks ago, I finally managed to rent it from Blockbuster and subsequently purchased it and have watched it again since.
Though it is somewhat imperfect in its plot, I love it all the same. In a sentence it's about a woman who is thirty-something and lonely. Sounds predictable? Could be Sex and the City? But it's not. For me, it was more about the sombre, bittersweet air that the movie carries. It is slow and drifting, and avoiding many a cliche from the genre. (Sidenote: slow does not mean bad in my book, but if you don't like Lost in Translation and the like, this may not be for you). Parker Posey is absolutely perfect as the lead; every single emotion that the character Nora feels is registered on her face. Yeah, there's a beautiful french man and an ending that is a little predictable, but all together it's a wry and charming romance.

After watching it, a haze of bittersweetness surrounded me, and thats why I love movies so much. I like being effected.

1 comment:

Suzy said...

I fell in love with this movie within the first five minutes. The whole opening sequence of Parker hesitantly preparing for this party, so unsure of it all, and how she still manages to pull it off and look breaks my heart because I totally identify with those feelings. I felt like if I let my anxieties take me over, this is exactly the person I'll be in ten years. Scary.