Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Sir, I got lost on the way to college, sir.

Jarhead (2005)
Chosen by me from a list of dvds Victoria Charvill was getting rid of

Very pointedly, politically, apolitical. A bunch of bored, often intelligent men do a bunch of boring often stupid things whilst waiting for the chance to kill someone.
Filled with great performances and terrific little vignettes, it doesn't quite work as a film. Choppily episodic it ends with a look at their home lives that feels a little underdeveloped (probably deliberately but still). But the film is well shot and not without interest.

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