Written March 09, 2009
This plays more like an indie flick, and you wouldn’t think so with a cast like Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and Kathy Bates, but in order for this picture to be evaluated properly it needs to be understood that this isn’t a fast paced Blockbuster movie, but rather a moody, slow character piece with an unraveling beautiful love story in the subtext. Ashton Kutcher plays a young man whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. He’s a silent, but tough guy who has trouble with communicating what’s really going on underneath. He’s a man’s man. He does an impeccable job at conveying what he’s thinking just by watching his face and his eyes. I’ve never seen him do more honest acting work than in this film. Michelle Pfeiffer is a true gem in this, not just a stunning beauty, but she brings a great spirit to the screen and with her character, showing raw emotion to charismatic and charming humor.
Written March 07, 2009
I saw the movie at a sneak preview at Montana Cinematheque, that included a colloquium with the director. I did not like the movie: is way too sad, plain, and relying on mysterious coincidences that the viewers may able to identify. Photography is good. Ashton Kutcher does a very poor job, it is hard to believe that he is a college wrestler.
Written March 11, 2009
Advertised by the Aero Theator that there will be a Q and A with the star, Ashton Kutcher and the director. Ashton Kutcher was a no show.