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An Unsung Hero That Is Anything But Simple,
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I saw this film by chance one afternoon as there was nothing else on at the cinema, and now by choice, I am one of its most ardent afficionados.
I like the Coen Bros and thought Fargo was superb but Sam Remy's, A Simple Plan, goes beyond it and really gets under your skin, aided by an unforgettable score, you start to think how easily things can go wrong.
The snow scenery adds to the sense of helplessness, both in the private lives of the characters and the plan itself in that it represents a metaphor of endlessness.
BB Thornton turns in another mesmeric performance and the often typecast Paxton does his bit well too. This is a film that benefits from being watched alone as it allows the viewer a deeper sense of involvement with the plot and subplots. In many ways I am glad that ASP was not a huge cult success and if you have stumbled upon it by chance then you are very fortunate, as I was.
DON'T tell all your friends about it. PLEASE...
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Initial post: 1 Jan 2013 14:48:31 GMT
Quite agree about the film and I'd imagine it would've been special to see in the cinema. However, I'm not sure why you'd advise viewers not to tell friends about it...
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