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Not as Grimm as some make out...,
This review is from: The Brothers Grimm [DVD] (DVD)
I found it an interesting interpretation of the roots of the Grimm Bro's, filmed in the way that Terry Gilliam typically works - which I love.
My family liked it too - they didn't wonder off - but they are quite well read and (I like to think) realised that this film is very much the (fantasised) story behind the stories and you have to know be familiar with them to appreciate what's going on.
It had the typically dark and eccentric qualities of Gilliam's other works played against a gothic European setting. Sure there's a few ropey bits, but if you want to switch off and have a story sliced up and served in bitesize, easily digested chunks then rent the Tellytubbies - I'd much rather watch something interesting and (occassionally) non-Hollywood.