OMFG!!! GYLLENHAAL!!! *rawr* making him a bad boy just increased his sex appeal, sorry Reese, but women are celebrating all over America this week!
On a serious note and why I am writing this blog:
WOW! To say that I was blown away by this film, by Jim Sheridan would be an understatement. When I first saw the Danish version in 2005, by Susanne Bier I was actually emotionally wrecked for days and even found myself waking up in the middle of the night because of vivid dreams. This remake was also very disturbing, emotional and thought provoking.
Sadly the advertisements for either film didn't do them justice. Yes there is a love triangle there, but there is a deeper story going on, and this film, as well as the Danish one, does a great job of showing another price of war that usually goes unrecognized and never talked about, or at least not in the press.
My father was in WW2 and he wouldn't ever talk about the people he had killed, but when he did it was beyond sad to see him break down in tears and be absolutely destroyed about things that happened more than 60 years ago.
This isn't a feel good film and you may feel worn out when you leave the cinema, but it is definitely a great one and kudos to Jim Sheridan for making an excellent version of the original!
I was surprised & congratulations to Tobey Maguire for his Golden Globe Nom!