January 23, 2013
Sad but Uplifting
I wish I could give this a "must go", but I can't. There were some aspects of this movie that could have been done much better. I hate to sound like the PC police, but I did find it odd that so many of the faces in the movie were white. I've never been to Thailand, but at times, it looked more like New Jersey based on the background faces. I couldn't help but let that throw me off just a little.
Naomi Watts was great, but I saw one other performance last year that I thought was more Oscar worthy (SLP). The little boys in the movie are outstanding.
Overall, this is a sad movie. The sniffles all around the theater were very audible. However, the uplifting parts are what I took out of the movie with me. These kind of movies make a person realize just how fleeting life is for EVERYBODY.
Good movie. See it, but be prepared if you, or anyone you go along with, are already overly emotional.
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