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Romantic, Heart-rending and Beautiful
on 10 July 2008
This film explores the love stories and relationships between different characters, and like a spider-web, they all have some connection with the retiring university lecturer, Harry Stevenson (Morgan Freeman). Using his wonderful, silky voice, Morgan Freeman's character relates the experiences of those around him.
Each character has a different story and the film appeals to different ages and backgrounds as well as covering different issues: drug-abuse, young-love, homosexuality and death. There are a lot of sex-scenes in the film (some of which are rather graphic), but they do not `reduce' the film, but add a layer of realism which enriches the story.
The mood of this film is romantic, heart-rending and beautiful. For me it comes highly recommended.