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April 21, 2007

Conversations with Other Women - 6

Much like Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, and very close to his film Tape, this film is a conversation between a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) and a man (Aaron Eckhart), you are never given their names. As the film progresses from being a random hookup after a wedding, you find out the history of their relationship as they talk through their lives and the choices that they have and feelings of regret. While most of the conversation is serious, it is broken up with humor so that the film does not end up being heavy. The entire film is in split screen so at times there are two films going on, including flash backs to their youth and things going on elsewhere. But most of the time it is two views near the same place. This technique also helps emphasize the tagline of the film: "there are two sides to every love story." A interesting film with a very somber tone, but also little insights into love and heartbreak.
This is also the first film I have watched an entire film online, which is a new feature to a subscription to Netflix, only downside is that it was at times choppy (may have been my internet connection?).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this looks quite interesting. Any film like Before Sunset gets my attention; I'll have to add it to the queue.