Originally Posted by Skill
Daniel Day-Lewis in particular delivered a truly phenomenal performance, capturing the power of greed, fear, insanity, and comedy simultaneously, at many points throughout the film. I can't say enough about DDL's performance.
Completely agree...everything about it (his manerisms, his look, his voice) is perfect.
His voice in particular is out of this world. The fact that the movie spends a good 20 minutes of silence before letting him speak in that heavy, seductive, rolling voice and grab you for good speaks volumes.
I've had this on my drive forever but i only just got round to watching it.
This is basically the story of a teenage girl who gets to know a 30-something photographer in a chat room and arranges to meet him in person.
Needless to say (this being a thriller and all), the meeting goes way wrong, and a brilliant thriller kicks off that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The whole thing is basically one big giant character study, with the photographer never clearly being declared a pedophile - you never know if he is guilty or innocent until the very last few frames, and it could go both ways.
Patrick Wilson does a great job with a difficult part, but the movie belongs to Ellen Page...
If her Juno made you want to hang out with her all day long and chat about whatever, her Hayley will throw you out of the water and freak you out for good.
The scariest part, is that Hayley isn't in fact that different from Juno...i wonder how Juno would react to her friend being killed by a pederast and being convinced she knew who did it (again, we don't know if she's right)...
This is class-A stuff right here. Great story, good script, and two great performances, one of which is absolutely brilliant.
like the plague. Thou shalt always make fun of and berate this flick with all thy heart.
Not Worth It
"It" being a cinema ticket. If it's a dvd a friend brought over for a night with mates, might as well.
Worth A Look
Nothing special, but a decent night out at the movies.
A good movie.
A really good movie.
If this was a wrestling match, it'd be ***** of Greatness.