Worlds Apart: (2015)
A perfect title for an interesting story. People in life meet, love, hurt and get hurt then move on. Never wondered how or why we come across each other!
This is the core here, 3 different stories unexpectedly tangled in Greece. 3 couples encounter love during some economic crisis. To me, it didn’t really matter how they met… they came from different worlds which means different cultures, believes, habits and concepts… yet the heart is the same! The heart is where they united and sparked passing over the language barrier with no clue how they will end up forming one whole big story.
My favorite couple were the elderly… longing for love after being lonely for years. Loneliness of course can occur even if you are in your family or within many people. It is the disconnection between you and them that imprison you in your own space and thoughts and frustrated expectations. These kinds of coincidences is so lovely …and lovely they were and humorous as they were trying to speak each other’s language. I loved how they proved the necessity of a second chance in life… and here I quote the great J.K Simmons as he was naming the many kinds of love “ …and then there is the love of second chance”. Hell Yeah ! I know exactly what that means !!!!!
This movie is highly recommended… despite the drama, It is a movie to see more than once with the same exact feeling, or maybe it’s just me.
Writer: Allan Loeb
Stars: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet
Collateral Beauty: 2016
The charm of this story comes after a couple of meaningful words said by Will Smith in the intro. Words followed by silence … and here comes a whole world of silence filled with painful words detailing the tragedy he experienced .. you won’t miss a minute of it.
The idea of personalizing difficult meanings like; Love, Time and Death seems unique yet weird, and was somehow executed randomly and not very well written.
Despite the sadness and grief, you can sense the beauty in continued attempts to approach the three characters who supported Will Smith. It looked more about them than him. It looked more about us as we all may struggle with abandoned love or fight the devilish time or even not dying right.. !
Kate Winslet had a secondary role in that movie where in my opinion could have been done by any other actress, she didn’t really add herself to the role of a woman with a dream that is getting far day by day from coming true.
A movie that literally manipulated me, and for that it will go in the one-time-watch-movies genre of mine. Left me wondering with a couple of hanging hot tears.
Twice Born: (2012)
The events of this movie is happening in Sarajevo where some of us actually do not know what happens there. A different picture of life where the beauty survived the bombs, the cruelty, the betrayal and the lack of almost everything.
A common love story between a photographer and a lovely lonely woman ends up married in the middle of the war. But what comes next is not common at all !
Twice Born, what a title to choose! Haven’t we all –unwillingly- experienced a rebirth somewhere somehow? A second chance to see the life or know the truth.
She …is dying to get a baby but she cant have one of her own, He …in love with her to the depth and can’t see his life without her gorgeous smile of satisfaction. The solution they both chose was quite dangerous and the sudden turn happened in the sequence of the story was really heart breaking… and the surprising truth will come only at the very end.
I am a big fan of Penelope Cruz… she doesn’t really act, she lives the role and she will be the story… and in my personal opinion she was actually THE Star of this movie. The movie was played back and forth between the past and present… which was good and breath-taking at some scenes but confusing and poor in others.
It is the beauty of screening such a struggle towards a mixture of feelings a woman can ever live with… It is the deep fear at one point, followed by an unbelievable courage to save a life. It is the wrinkles and scars that you can see on the heart before the face. It is all of that … which made this movie to me …twice seen!
An old song, old music type, even the video version is old… but those words never get old !. Once you are there, you will never forget how it felt and meant to you. As we age, some memories stay young and when something provokes -like this song- you travel through the time and remember when the heart was warm !. Nancy Sinatra was amazing… See her facial expressions!
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