Saturday, April 4, 2009

Two Lovers

Released a couple of weeks ago and cited as apparently being the last film Joaquin Phoenix stars in, comes a story of "the eternal and vexing conflict a man can feel over pursuing a bewitching, sexually fascinating neurotic and choosing a good, attractive but less mysterious woman who's the more sensible partner". Gwyneth Paltrow has been a personal favourite of mine since Great Expectations and Sliding doors and Im anticipating this to be a really thought provoking flick.

Speaking of deep films...I saw Penelope Cruz and Sir Ben Kingsley star in Elegy...an incredibly fascinating and thought provoking movie..showcasing "the passionate relationship between a celebrated college professor and a young woman whose beauty both ravishes and destabilizes him"...her self assuredness and deeply observant direction as well as her vulnerability really should earn her another Oscar nomination after her fantastic job in Vicky Cristina Barcelona..I felt like I was intruding on something so personal and so juvenile at the same time, like a person caught in the middle of a couples moment in public and doesnt know what to do with that...or where to turn your head..I have to say it won't appeal to everybody, but I relished seeing a movie that spoke to me about the human psyche in so many different layers.

xx

4 comments:

nyxxie said...

it was playing! didn't have the time! :(

Tweenkie Belle said...

the movie looks amazing! its on my must-watch list nw!

KissMyShades said...

I am sooo "unupdated" with the latest movies. Phoenix is one of my favorite actors, and I had no idea about this film. Must-watch, let's hope it is as good as it sounds

PinkChampagne said...

@Nyxxie..youre the hardest working babe I know...Make the time! xx

@Tweenkie..share your recommendations too :)

@Kiss My Shades..I think it will be good because the plot addresses a major cornerstone of the male psyche in every culture...the choice between the intriguing and the easy..Do they want the one that challenges their minds and keeps them on their toes...or do they prefer hassle free and complacent? and why? Its just a view from another angle thats got me interested.