Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The illusion of effortlessness requires a great effort indeed.

Conversations with Other Women (2005)

It's been interesting looking back at some of my old reviews. There a fair few for films that I barely recall watching. Here's one, enjoy.

It seems to be very much the cliche new york indie film, involving what amounts to two people talking for two hours.
How much you get out of it will probably depend on how much you like Aaron Eckart and Helena Bonham Carter.
Brilliantly performed (with a funny but unnessecary cameo from Reno 911's Thomas Lennon) and filmed in handheld, close up, the film knows it is too slight to play it straight. So the whole thing is done in a split screen. It gives the rather talky, stagey piece an ability to be telling flashback stories and showing them at the same time that is more interesting than the standard voice over but rarely exciting.

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