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This review is from: Mirrormask [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
"You can't run away from home without destroying somebody's world"
Helena (Stephanie Leonidas) is unhappy with her lot in life as a circuses entertainer and expresses this to her mother (Gina McKee.) Later her mother has a medical problem and Helena is not sure that she did not contribute.
The story starts with a wall of drawings and drawing on a door. We assume that this is an ongoing nightmare. It makes you wonder if German expressionism film had survived how it would have morphed. Even though much of the movie was filmed at Embassy Court in Brighton Beach, the dilapidated building even has an expressionist look.
As we watch the dream, we wonder where the dream starts and reality ends. Maybe there is more to this than meets the eye. There is an eerie part when Helena looked through a window to see her doppelgänger. However it is not the what, but the why that really makes the story.
Now watch as we try to discover the secret of the MirrorMask.
For people interested in media, I only saw this in Blu-ray and con not contrast. However the voice over commentary is worth the time to watch.
Oedipus Rex ~ Douglas Campbell