Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Get this one - rent it on netflix. If you are tired of what passes for thoughtful, introspective, heartfelt movie making, tired of the shoot em up or same old same old situation comedies or dramadies, if you want a movie to remind you what exactly character development and movie making is supposed to be about, if you have an attention span more than a nanosecond, if you like the slow unfolding of life and love then I highly recommend this movie. If you don't like any of the aforementioned you quit reading a few syllables ago.
Julianne Nicholson is the moral center of this movie and I can not gush enough about her role, what the writers wrote for her and her delivery. The story centers on a father and his two sons and their Nebraska life on a farm, in a small town. There is something at the root of all of us when it comes to living off the land something in the DNA that just connects. Its part of our being. Careful not to romanticize that reality Tully distills the feeling and the mood and wraps it all up in simple truth and the complexities that can be fall us all. How you deal with what life throws at you is after all the journey. I just loved the last scene, line and shot of the movie.
This is a good one - I loved it the first time I saw it years ago in 2000 and yet again a decade later last week. It's rare that I watch movies more than once.