Melancholia (2011)
9/10
Viewin this movie will not leave you with a feeling of Melancholia
16 January 2012
Wow. That's really all i can say about this movie. Obviously IMDb require more for a title review. But I watched this movie late last night. I had tears in my eyes at the final scene and this morning it was one of the first things that came into my mind. Everything about it was beautiful. I watched this with my husband. I say watch, he didn't watch it at all really, rattled around on his iPad then expected me to explain the whole film to him and then proceeding to give it a 3 out of 10. Yeah, typical male, no blood, guts, gore or Bruce Willis dangling from a light fitting with a ripped, bloodied shirt hanging off his back. Apologies to the males who do like a film with a bit more to it than that but my husband doesn't seem to be too fussed with a film thats more dramatic and thought provoking. Which indeed this is. At first I wasn't too struck with the opening, felt long and drawn out and the music went on, but later on in the film when it was more explained what this was about it made sense. Huge sense. In fact it was at this point in the movie I felt that everything that had gone on previously all boiled down to how the characters were going to deal with this moment. I don't want to give anything away but all i will say is my whole heart was with Charlotte Gainsbourg's character, which just goes to show how well she played her part, her strength but vulnerability also at this moment in the movie. It just goes to show that sometimes a magic cave is just not enough..
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