June 1, 2012, 1:45 a.m. CST
June 1, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST
By far the greatest film I've seen this year. I laughed out loud many times, while the moments of sweetness, emotion and pain was not far away. See it!
June 1, 2012, 5:43 a.m. CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E8A4DPv25Y&list=FL5KjY_cxcphO58n2SYnWMew&index=2&feature=plpp_video Here's a nice little scene with the great O'Toole if anyone's interested.
June 1, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
2012 is the year of the duelling French movies about a thug tending to a paralyzed person. Sure beats duelling movies about asteroids, Truman Capote, or magicians.
June 1, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST
June 2, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST
The film's faults can be best summed up by equating it to it's James Horner musical score. A collection of by-the-numbers recycled cliches that nevertheless are effective. I'm actually curious as to whether Horner offers a discount when he intends to literally write no new music? If not, the production could have likely saved some money and just payed for the music rights to temp track the whole movie because essentially the score is like a needle drop on "Braveheart", The Four Feathers", and "Troy". Just as the film itself is seemingly a assembly of other movie moments. Still, there is undeniably quality there and all the correct notes are certainly being played superbly and in correct order. And I have to admire the ernestness of which it's being presented and the worthiness of the story being told. Overall, it's a nice movie. I'm glad to have seen it. I have no clamoring desire to sing its praises, but it was nice. Like the kind of movie you might watch with good ol' mom some evening. Nice.
June 2, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST
A rare thing. For which I do give honor. Although seemingly familar to a fault, its story is worth knowing and its craft is admirable.