Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Words: Leaves you with thoughts.

Words is like a Russian nesting doll. It's a story within a story within a story. Which means, dear movie goers, that you get three stories for the price of one ticket.

If that's not enough to get you to the mega-plex, well then, you may not be enough of a movie lover.

The critics — the professional ones — did not write laudatory reviews of this flick. The Movie Slut wonders why. Three good stories! And terrific performances by Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Zoe Saldana. What more do they want?

They fussed about the end of the movie, which was a bit wordy and threw out several ideas to think about. And perhaps the movie would have been better if the audience were left to its conclusions.

The movie brings up ideas about ethical judgements, repercussions of poor judgements and moving beyond the past. Lots to think about here.

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