8. Conversations with Other Women

 

I’ve finally caught up on my posts! Sorry for spamming three in one day, but hopefully this wont become a habit. Mainly that fault of the dead zone known as the weekend.

So I watch Conversations with Other Women as the post title states. Definatly not a movie for everyone fora  variety of reasons.

1. It is split screen. Ie: the entire movie is shot with two cameras and you see those two shots the entire time, even when the actors are standing next to each-other. It was incredibly annoying at first, but it grew on me a bit. I feel like they defiantly struggled to keep it going at times though.

2. It isn’t exactly the most thrilling film. It lacks a lot of action. On the other hand what makes it good is all of the witty dialogue. Again though they run out of steam. You get halfway through and things go downhill and really only pick up briefly.

Personally I was interested in this because of the gorgeous and amazingly talented Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart. I love both of them, especially Miss. Carter and they defiantly do a wonderful job in this film. Still, even as short as it was, I started loosing interest later in the film. I personally figured the ‘twist’ if you’d call it that early on, so if one doesn’t catch it than that might keep some people going longer.

I still say watch it though, mainly if you like the actors. If you’ve only recently discovered Carter, then you will be surprised, as many people seem to be, by the fact that she is quite a good actress that doesn’t play eccentric characters all of the time.

Advertisements

Posted on February 21, 2011, in Movies. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. There are some great emotionally true and rich moments that actually work, but the camera-work almost feels like too much of a gimmick, and sometimes takes away from the story as well as the great performances from these two. Good review, check out mine when you can!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: