Friday, February 21, 2014

Winter's Tale: Believe in Miracles

Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay in Winter's Tale.
You may think the last thing we need in this season of endless snow is a movie called Winter's Tale. It's based on a thirty-year-old novel by Mark Helprin, making you wonder if many had passed on the project.

Some critics think it should have remained on the book shelf or Amazon listings. But the Movie Slut is not one of them. The flick does requires a heap of dispensing with disbelief, but, hey, it's a romantic time-travel tale with a flying horse and a reincarnated leading man. It helps that Colin Farrell plays the part. He makes you want to believe.

If the movie can make you leave the theater believing in the possibility of miracles, as it did the Movie Slut, then it's done its job.

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