It has been a while since a movie offered a surprising plot. I was glad to say that this one did and that was the reason for one of the penguins above.
Adrien Brody gave a very good performance as "Bloom", but I see the same character he played in his famous role as "Wladyslaw Szpilman" in the movie The Pianist. On the other hand Mark Ruffalo gave a typical B-movie role as he always did in the past, even though, Ruffalo was suppose to be a co-star in the movie. Rachel Weisz, the other lead in this movie had a pretty good performance, unlike the other movies she appeared in like, The Mummy Returns.
A surprise performance came from Rinko Kikuchi who played "Bang Bang". This was Kikuchi's second American movie since Babel in 2006. I had not seen any of Kikuchi's Japanese movies but Babel was pretty bad. I think her English is not that good, which was perfect for the "Bang Bang" character, as she did not speak much, makingher acting even more important to the role.
The other thing that earned a penguin in my rating was the wardrobe. Both Brody and Weisz had beautiful clothes, which reminds me why I love Winter weather clothing.
I did not have this movie on my Must See Movies list before I saw the movie and I'm glad to have added it to the list. I think if you were like me and saw all that was at the theater, you may want to give this one a try.
|Not to be missed|
|Wait for the DVD|
|Buy from iTunes Store|
|Rent it on iTunes|
|Waste your time elsewhere|