Thursday, June 06, 2013

Six Years Late---but Worth Mentioning: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Is it wrong to plug a film that came out six years ago?

I say no.

See this.

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

It's so brutally good. You have to like your movies well made, incredibly tough minded, uncomfortable, realistically suspenseful (not some tarted up narrative to make you wonder in a fake way) and so well acted, you'd swear you were just watching people living their awful awful lives in 1987 Romania under the brutal Ceausescu communist regime.

We loved it. You truly have no idea what's going to happen. There are takes that last forever. Oh the long scene! How fantastic. And then there are other shots when the important scene is real far away and you get a foreboding willy because you are not close enough to witness it.

A complete misery. But ultimately, these two friends make it work. What a mess!

If you are squeamish or not so into movies about abortion (Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention, this is a movie about abortion)...skip it.  Otherwise, put it on your queue. Two thumbs up.

Hey--it won the Palme D'Or.

This ain't yo' momma's Vera Drake. Get ready for it.

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