Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I don't like writing long reviews cuz my mind is usually tired after watching a good film. So...
It was really, really good.
I can totally see why it's nominated for an Academy Award.
It didn't blow my hair back the way "There Will Be Blood" or "No Country For Old Men" did, but it was still a solid motion picture.
It definently brought something new to the "romance war drama" genre. I liked how the entire plot gets rolling through the clumsy mind-set of a 13 year old girl. She makes very naive and stupid decisions that catapult lots of sorrow into her adulthood. Only when she gets older, does she realize her mistakes and what she has done to those around her. How does she make things right? Is such a thing even possible? Everything was executed perfectly. From the screenplay, the acting, the cinematography and the music. And the ending is just one big kick in the balls. I like films that end with an explosion of gray, rather than a clean black and white wrap up.