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I GIVE IT A YEAR

30 May

I Give It A Year

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

I Give It A Year is a British romantic comedy directed by Dan Mazer writer who collaborated in the preparation of characters such as Ali G and Borat. It tells the story of Nat and Josh a couple that in full crush phase decides to marry, when the beauty of engagement blurs, the couple begins to wonder if they made the right decision when they said I Do in the altar.

 I Give It A Year

This is a very light story, that is to say: no tears, despite the fact that is very difficult to deal with the presented situation in real life,  the film aim to lightening problems with humorous situations and some wacky dialogs. Definitely It is not the best British romantic comedy in the market, in some opportunities the dialogs are fairly loose, especially those who seek to make you laugh.

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The performances don’t exceed any expectation, curiously isn’t due the cast (Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker) the story is too poor for great performances, natural actors could do it and you never notice any difference.

The most redeeming feature of the film is its message, it can make some viewers question themselves: am I ready to get married? Or, am I ready to get married with my current partner? …

Zerorojo doesn’t recommend it! There’s still a belief that we can see better movies, better British comedies.

SEE GIRL RUN

7 May

See Girl Run

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

Nate Meyer directs this film of 2012. It tells the story of Emmie a woman tired of the routine of her marriage of five years who decides to return to her hometown to reunite with her high school boyfriend, however the trip will bring revelations that will make her reconsider her path.

 See Girl Run Robin Tunney

While the general history brings a beautiful message, the filmmakers could save a lot of money by making it as a short film. In the eagerness to fill space develops the more absurd situations: a woman makes an entire trip to see her former boyfriend and she hides from him the entire film, a man who seeks to live painting frogs and the worst thing of all is that his dad gives him money to pursue his “great” dream. Seriously, what kind of plot is that? The dialogs are insubstantial…honestly leaves too few to remember. Unbearably slow.

 Robin Tunney See Girl Run

See Girl Run is starring by Robin Tunney and Adam Scott, as in the previous entry of Zerorojo (Not Fade Away), it may be said that the performances are not bad…the story is not the best and because of that doesn’t generate any interest: good actors doing their best to convert the film into something acceptable.

 Adam Scott See Girl Run

The photography doesn’t impact at any level and doesn’t take good advantage of the locations.

The soundtrack is not consistent with the scenes, is not in accordance to the situations.

The idea is not to destroy a film, the idea is that the filmmakers come into a certain degree of awareness about the viewers time: a movie costs money and effort and for the same reason it is worth thinking very well in the acceptance of the final product.

Unless you are going through a crisis in your marriage Zerorojo not recommend it! A good message wasted in a bad plot…sad but true!

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

4 Mar

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Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

 

As well Zerorojo has been professed from the beginning this blog is not totally dedicated to the latest releases, although it’s obviously better to talk about today, it’s also important to speak of certain films that despite not being recent are true jewels of the cinema, such is the case with The Kids Are All Right a 2010 film by Lisa Cholodenko the director known for projects as Laurel Canyon and other contributions to the television world like her collaboration with the L Word.

Annette Bening Juliane Moore

The Kids Are All Right tells the story of a unique family structure: Joni and Laser are the sons of Nic and Jules a homosexual marriage that to conform its family resorted to the donation of sperm. Laser was always curious to know the donor and convinces her sister to seek him when she reaches the legal age, there is when they meet Paul a man who lives by instinctive way and that have not purchased greater commitments to anyone, however he will change many of his perceptions when he gets integrated with the kids and their mothers, in the same way, the presence of Paul within the family nucleus will shake substantially the relations among its members.

Mark Ruffalo

This is an excellent story not only because it can happen it is also because between scenes is highlighted one aspect of the social reality, the reality of family life and youth. It is soulful, spicy, peaceful and agitated, contains elements worthy of a good plot that look to entertain and make the audience think at the same time. The critical reception was good in its time, that made this film deserved several nominations at the Oscars, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild, in a strange manner only won the Golden Globe for Best Film Musical or Comedy and the Golden Globe for Best Actress with Annette Bening.

 

While the story is the entry in this film, the performances are the main dish, they are just wonderful, the cast has major names: Annette Bening and Juliane Moore give life to a credible homosexual marriage, nothing is forced and the roles are clearly defined, Bening has the reins of the situation and Moore within her insecurities leaves razing by her partner’s strengths. Mark Ruffalo who executes the role of the donor tints the personality of his character when it’s open to the experience of living a life that never considered his, however the actor before anything interprets that weakness so characteristic of the human: to be seduced, sin and forgive by all at the same time. Last but not least important we have the brothers played by Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson recognized youth talents that they embody perfectly the doubts of the youth, each one playing its role are to the height of the cast…excellent performances.

Mia Wasikowska Josh Hutcherson

If you are reading this and have not seen The Kids Are All Right, Zerorojo recommends you to do it , this movie makes a good approach to several levels of relationships that the human being handles: friendship, relationships, brotherhood, and undoubtedly makes a call to see the current styles of life and to have an open mind on the same.

LAST NIGHT

7 Jan

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Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

 

Ok, ok! This is 2010 film, but Zerorojo is not precisely devoted to deal with the latest releases, and there are movies such as this that deserve a review: is a good film and it wasn’t part of the big “booms” of the industry. Last Night is a drama directed by Massy Tadjedin debuting in this rol, between her recognized work as a writer we can mention The Jacket (2005).

Joanna and Michael Reed are a young couple who live the typical uncertainties of the marriage, the relationship is tested when Michael makes a business trip with her sensual work colleague and in parallel Joanna meets with a love of her past.

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The story is very interesting, the spectator don’t stop wondering what would do in the place of the characters, as well is present the question: which of the characters is wrong or in greater lack. The dialogs are intelligent, well thought out and very real. The situations are totally possible, there is nothing implausible or reinforced. The film poses a moral  and ethical dilemma governed by human weakness.

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The acting, Zerorojo can qualify it as formidable: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Guillaume Canet and Eva Mendes outlining their positions, entering in the game to tempt and be tempted putting on the table the seduction card to achieve an incredible intensity of feelings. Masculine roles are completely remarkable: Worthington expresses all the anxiety, the doubt and the internal struggle that his character feels in the absence of his wife and Canet by his side is completely intense: radiates with success the frustration, love, and the powerlessness of his character.

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The story was filmed on New York, moves between the bohemian and the sophisticated, in the same way it could be rated the style provided to costume design, makeup and props.

 

Zerorojo recommends it, because in addition to having a very good open end, definitely it invites the viewer to take an opinion of the situation, to delve into the story, interesting theme for men or women, the proposed scenario can happen to anyone in a relationship. Thumbs up! Good story and remarkable performances.