October 24, 2005

A History of Violence

There are parts of this movie that don't belong in this movie - but since I'm still not sure what it's about, it's hard to say which parts. The script and some of the directing choices leave a great deal to be desired (as incoherent as Peggy Noonan, as subtle as Ann Coulter and Chuck Jones' lovechild). I will give it points for the performances. Maria Bello and Ed Harris were especially good, given what they had to work with. And some of the high school stuff was really funny - though I doubt that was on purpose. As to why this film has been so widely praised, I have no idea. Go watch Stay instead.

Posted by armand at October 24, 2005 11:46 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies

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