Thursday, July 17, 2008

A nugget from NetFlix

I don't often get the chance to recommend current movies. The Barbarian Invasions is a pleasant exception. It is about aged sexual philanderer on his death bed. His last days are filled with contact with his family, friends and lovers. The humane good will expressed by all characters in this photoplay is extraordinary, and welcome.

Though seriously manipulative, the screenplay is never condescending or sappy. The dialogue is erudite and its topics are sophisticated and mature. The casting and performances are extremely attractive in all categories. Though the professor's death ends this story, the interactions of other major characters invites further speculation. I'd kinda like to see a sequel.

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