Monday, November 14, 2011

Art house strange, but leaves an impression

Melancholia
An interesting movie to say the least. From its long prelude to its extended ending, it sort of reminded me of 2001 Space Odyssey, sans the Apes. But like that film, life as we know it will end and begin again.

I can't say understood every nuisance of this film, but it definitely left an impression, which I can't often claim. It is a beautiful film about exactly what, well I am not entirely sure. The main focus is the end of the world, but also about depression and the evolution of young women, after she realizes something isn't quite right in the world. Instead of using this as an excuse to act out, as some might would, it becomes her salvation and she finds a bit a peace before the end. I would encourage those interested in seeing this movie to find a sitter and leave the impatient Hangover-type fan friends behind.
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Justine and Michael are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire, and brother-in-law John. Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth

Warning:  Nudity, Adult Content, & Animal Cruelty

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