Tuesday, March 28, 2006

the constant gardener

It's one of the best movies I've seen for a long time. Although at first, it seemed like the subject may be a bit too serious, it was one that is so real that it makes you think - and think hard.

The heavy drama takes you through a journey to Africa and depicts the hard life simply by putting a set of lens in front of it. Unlike many movies of this kind, it did not seem exaggerated, but simply displays the harsh truth of the life there.

The movie is raw, not atypical of a British movie. It makes you burnt with anger to see how people take advantage of the unfortunate nation and more so, how it is ignored or perhaps accepted all these years. At the same time, the love story behind it is so strong, it cuts your heart.

The acting was just superb - Rachel Weisz fully deserves the Oscar that she won for the movie, and Ralph Fiennes gave one of his most outstanding performances as the constant gardener.

I highly recommend it for people who's in the mood to watch something that is worthy of your 2.5 hours of time - you won't regret it!


At 12:16 AM, Blogger elly said...

post some photo la. I wanna see the japan photos! ;)


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