January 25, 2009
It's odd to me that people seem to be missing what I believe is a critical point about the obese person in the film. Maybe you had to stay to the end of the film to realize it, but the obese person, the war refugees, the stroke victim -- these are all very important to the essence of the film's message. KST's character could not forgive herself for bringing a child into the world who got sick.
January 14, 2009
Opps for forgot my rating, 5 stars!
December 11, 2008
The best character was actually the older adopted daughter
December 08, 2008
I normally do not write movie reviews, however, this was an exceptional film. To say that it was anything less than poignant and deeply emotional, as well as well-written and extremely well-acted is to insult the entire art. That said, I feel the need to respond to some of the previous reviewer's statements. FIrst, there is a single 'obese' person in the film. She is in one (two if I'm
November 29, 2008
Seriously, I tried. I did. I absoutely adore Kristin Scott Thomas, so I tried to convince myself that there was something deeper going on---something deeper than the two-dimensional, incongruous characters doing incongruous things---something which, hopefully before the last possible moment, might make me glad I stayed for such a pathetically transparent, politically-correct hatefest... with