November 5, 2012
This beautifully orchestrated epic with all the complexity of time transitions and characterizations by famous actors who become virtually unrecognizable in their varied roles was truly an experience. There was comedy at unexpected times and heart-wrenching tragedy that spoke to the fragility of life. Tom Hanks has become one of our most versatile and believable film actors. His work in this movie is worthy of an Academy Award. This is not a kids film because of the violence and some very salty language. The message of the movie is what the viewer believes in his heart and mind. The underlying theme seems to shift from the mystery of a common birthmark among the characters that for me remains unexplained, to the karmic relationships that occur across time.
This film was a fascinating nearly three hours of blood, lust, love, mystery, visual beauty and haunting music. I look forward to reading the book while flashes of the films scenes replay teasingly in my mind. Bravo, to all.
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