It’s been four weeks since I have paid my weekly visit to the cinema.
After an exhausting but exhilarating busy spell, I’m ready to lie down in a darkened room for a while. So I figure the cinema will do.
The usual thing; I have no idea what the film is about but I know it features Brad Pitt (absolutely loathe on the screen) and Sean Penn (acting God).
I pick the right film for a lie-down as I’m asleep before the opening credits stop. In the first part, each time I awake, usually as the classical soundtrack’s volume rose, we are on the same scene, so I’ve not missed much. There are lots of shots of weather; clouds, sun, rain and shots of scenery; mountains, fields, volcanoes and then I fall asleep again.
It reminds me of ‘Lost in Translation’, so painful I couldn’t fall asleep or walk out and this to will divide people into the love/hate camps.
All I get of the story is it’s about bringing up a young family, instilling values and manners and hoping the children grown up with better opportunities than you. Oh, and one of them is miserable. Not really a new idea.
It appears that the (far too) few scenes with our man, Sean Penn are of him playing the grown up version of one of the three sons, in the modern world and still coming to terms with the death of his brother.
That’s all I got dipping in and out of sleep. That and coming out of the cinema completely chilled.
Impossible to rate/10
Sleep Factor 7/10
Lost in Translation 10/10