Sunday, July 17, 2011
On paper this was a highly anticipated film. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon, while targeted at an awards season release. A year ago it was on most people's radar as a best picture candidate. Then people actually started watching it, and no one spoke about nominations again. So what is so bad about it? I still gave it a 6/10 so don't think it was a BAD film. It just wasn't good.
The concept of the film is that a woman Cécile De France [an actress with a very pretty face that I look forward to watching in 2003's High Tension this coming horror month], sees the light after hitting her head in the tsunami wave. Meanwhile Damon plays a man with the ability to speak with people beyond the grave. As he looks for stability in his life we have a 2nd plot of her trying to cope with her experience. The film seems to be building up to something for a solid to hours but is a let down in the end. I don't know what I expected but it was just... eh... that's it.
I definitely wouldn't suggest this film, and a 6/10 is pretty generous because there weren't any major flaws that bugged me enough to give it less.
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212419/