My god this film really creeped me out. The most uncomfortable film I have ever watched
The weak script is made worse by some truly terrible performances. Naomi Watts is truly awful in a great many scenes, particularly the beginning. The first 20 minutes of the film are painfully heavy handed and clumsy, while the last act is all over the place. In the latter half of the film passages of time are marked with the same mechanism, the arrival of babies/children, with little to no effort whatsoever at making anyone look like time has past. One practically comes out of nowhere that it takes a minute realise "oh, so 2 years must have past".
The only redeeming qualities are Robin Wright and the beautiful scenery of NSW, Australia.
I'm not even going to waste anymore time writing on this. It left me riled enough with its many shortcomings that I was exclaiming at the screen as the credits rolled. How this is from the same director as the well crafted Coco Avant Chanel (http://trakt.tv/movie/coco-before-chanel-2009) is staggering.
Interesting but quite unsettling subject matter. There is some particularly beautiful imagery scattered around, but the movie leaves you feeling as if it were all pointless. The movie could have been much better with better acting, writing, and more of a cohesive plot to begin with.
un'ora e mezza della mia vita che nessuno mi ridarà indietro.
„A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other’s sons.“I read this, and I thought: "W...what?"
The movie is based on a book called "The Grandmothers" and after watching this movie, I regret that I have read the book, because usually books are more intense that movies. And this movie is intense!
The plot a little bit more explained:Two mothers having two sons. All of them are living next to the beach as neighbors and friends. And they fall in love with each others sons.
It is something like a romantic movie with many drama-scenes in it. Usually I am not into romantic movies, because of all the Hollywood bullshit getting released. But this movie is far away from this "genre". The acting from all four actors and actresses is amazingly good . Especially from Naomi Watts and Robin Wright! Awesome!
You also get stunning pictures, and a great atmosphere when watching this movie. Not all is said with words, many things with pictures. The acting is so good, that you also get a sense what they are feeling at the moment, and you get sucked in, in this crazy atmosphere.
Give it a try, I don't think you gonna regret it!