I randomly picked this movie on Netflix as I liked Kerry Washington after watching “Scandal”. I didn’t have any expectations and didn’t even watch the trailer.
This is one of those movies where all the action is happening in one room. This may make some people uncomfortably imprisoned in one space for a movie long. However, this movie had an amazing dialogue which I personally think it was the main role there. I didn’t feel the time passing by and I was pretty much into the emotions of an African American woman in a racist world waiting to know anything about her lost son. The son who I think was lost long ago and you can’t tell exactly was he lost in the darkness of his skin, or in the darkness of hearts around him wherever he goes, or in the dark emptiness between his mom and dad. The ever toxic racism is introduced here in a fatty approach.
How far your skin color can take you away from your soul and
your dreams, away from who you were meant to be!
I just remembered “The Skin I’m in”, something in common… the bitterness, the heartbreak and the continued estranged feeling that is sadly packed together with the color.
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.
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 Winslethad 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.
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!