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A welcome change,
This review is from: Changing Lanes [DVD]  (DVD)
Notting Hill is held only in my appreciation because it is not ambitious: it is a simple love story, 2 hours of fantastic escapism. Changing lanes on the other hand is a stark contrast: although not as ambitious as to make it pretentious, it is an extremely thought provoking film, aided greatly by the stunning performances of both Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson.
This though provocation should not shy away those who want to see a film purely for entertainment; it is optional (come to think if it, isn't it always?).
To keep it simple here are the major strengths of this film: the standard of acting, the fact that Samuel L Jackson has strayed from his type casted role of a "fly" guy, the fact that Ben Affleck fits comfortably in a role with more than emotion or action and most importantly because the film allows the viewer to form his/her own opinon. Too many films nowadays are engineered to make the viewer feel in a particular way. Every viewer of this film will feel differently about it, but if you appreciate excellent cinema, you will appreciate this film.