Sunday, August 21, 2005
This is my blog so I get to gush about things I like.
The Ballad of Jack and Rose is totally my new favorite movie. I never heard of it until yesterday, though it just came out this year and was at Sundance. For some reason it has gotten only mixed reviews, and sure, it is another one of those indie films about loss of innocence. But even though we didn't start it until after midnight and had every intention of falling asleep and finishing it the next day, Briana and I were both completely enthralled until the last second, and kept staring at the screen through the credits. First of all, every frame was just too beautiful for words (cinematographer Ellen Kuras, from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind among other things). And the story and characters were crazy and epic but somehow real at the same time. (Writer/director Rebecca Miller.) And I want to marry both Jack and Rose: Daniel Day-Lewis (so that's what all the fuss is about) and Camilla Belle (where did this girl come from?) I can't say enough good things about this movie, just do yourself a favor and watch it.