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Complex and disturbing
on 3 December 2011
Reading through the reviews here on Amazon shows that "Certified Copy" has divided opinion very sharply. Apart from the people who couldn't see it through to the end (it's very naughty to lodge a review if you couldn't do that and I know Sam Goldwyn said his butt started to hurt when a movie got too long but that's no excuse!) there is a very wide divergence and that feature alone suggests this is a complex movie whose meaning can remain difficult to grasp.
In fact this film yields up its many themes very subtly and slowly. Indeed it is one of those pictures that stays with you long after it has finished. For what it's worth I think "Certifed Copy" is at one level at least a ghost story. It's quite possible to believe that only one of the main characters is "real". I shall say no more but merely encourage anyone interested in film to try it. Strongly recommended.