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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Children of Men

I finally saw Children of Men, and it is easily, by far, the best movie I've seen this year (although if you look back at the movies I've posted on this year . .. low bar). Set in 2027 and based on a P.D. James novel of the same name, the premise is that the entire female population of the world has gone infertile, and no children have been born in the past 18 years. In this distopia, the entire world has descended into either chaos or brutal police states. But here's why the movie is so great, not only is it brutal and really really dark, it has some really funny moments. Aside from one niggling question that drove me crazy throughout the movie (why are humans infertile, but animals don't seem to be having any trouble reproducing?) it felt so real. There were very few if any false notes. The screenplay was beautiful, the cinematography was gritty and dark, Clive Owen's hair was believably mussed, and the entire cast was just fantastic. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up. A

(On a side note, I'm about to be without regular internet access for the foreseeable future. But I'm not leaving the blog, just broadband (and that very reluctantly).)



Blogger MrMotivation said...

We all hope to see back up to speed very soon Ms Holt. No person should be with speedy net access these days. I see a need to update the Constitution.

12/29/2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Red Fraggle said...

Unfortunately, Holt is going to be without consistent high-speed internet for quite some time. It's all too sad to contemplate.

12/29/2006 6:57 PM  

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