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I believe it will become a modern timeless classic
on 12 February 2015
delivered on time - as described - no damage - well packaged - no hassles
spoiler info - will give the story away but will try to not reveal the ending
Wasn't expecting much from this - cast I'd never heard of - film I'd never heard of - hadn't even read a synopsis. So I was really pleased by what unfolded. In overall feel it was like an older film and possibly a bit like a French classic from the 70's or 80's. Perhaps that's why I liked it so much.
A simplish story told very well.
The character development was excellent and the direction was so good I did not see some events coming until they arrived.
My sympathies as always are for the underdog and this was no exception.
SPOILER NOW. I thought she was going to get hurt and she did BUT she felt it and dealt with it and it ended as satisfactorily as possible. I have great difficulty with endings. Too pat, too ridiculous, too sad - too happy etc. This was just about right.
Was there any message in the film - yes several. hard to verbalise easier and better to absorb by watching. Plus I don't want to get in to the whole religion debacle. I have to say I didn't know which way that issue was going to go and I think it was handled about right.
The class issue It's all there. but the clever thing is it's hardly mentioned at all explicitly it just silently screams out.
Are the girls disturbed or dysfunctional - perhaps one percent more than average but I found them believable.
Press and Blunt are 95% of the film and they carry it without effort. Their performances are superb. No doubt made slightly easier by the great script.
And with so few cultural references this will age well. and no doubt be as relevant and captivating in 20 years as now.
ACID TEST: would I buy again/recommend - YES