Outrage aptly describes the feelings/thoughts/emotions of most of us when those who are among
elected officialdom are also exposed as hypocrites. In the case of this documentary, it's particularly pointed, considering that the film focuses on closeted gay politicians who, in attempt to hide their own identities, scorn, rage against, and more importantly vote against legislation that would otherwise be of help in some way to the LGBT community. I say all hypocrites should be exposed, and it doesn't matter if you're gay and hiding it - if you're also bashing gays with your vote, then you deserve to be exposed. Yes, of course LGBT folks should know who their representatives are in any event so that they can vote accordingly, but the entire voting public should be concerned when lawmakers are deceitful. This film does a good job not only exposing some liars, but it explains why there's a need to expose these deceits at all.
Kate Winslet will surely at least take an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the on again/off
again happy and optimistic, then deflated suburbanite who wants out. Both she and the hubby (Leonardo DiCaprio) are not quite as happy as they'd planned or as they'd like to be, and her reaches for happiness take the movie through some interesting moments as the camera catches the couple's attempts at reconciling these differences. The supporting characters add disturbing colors to the story as well, all deftly handled, especially by Kathy Bates and the actor who plays her son. Deep trouble on many fronts give hints that the movie will not ultimately have a very happy ending. That's the Sam Mendes style though, vis-a-vis American Beauty (even the music is similar.) DiCaprio is an enormously talented actor, but somehow in films like this I think of bigger, stronger, manlier men for the role. He (DiCaprio) is a victim at times of that boyish face of his. It's perfect for some things.
The Secret Disco Revolution
Unfinished Song (Song for Marion)
Now You See Me
Into the Wild
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All...
The Secret Life of Bees
The Bank Job
Fandango, the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times. Know before you go to the theater, watch HD movie trailers and videos in the highest quality available. Find movie reviews, theater listings, and detailed information about new and upcoming films. If you're interested in DVDs, visit our DVD section for reviews, movie photos, trailers, and more.
Copyright © 2013 Fandango. All rights reserved. Your Personal Box Office