Sunday, September 16, 2007
Oscar worthy, really?
It’s fine enough. It has something, but not the something everyone is claiming it has.
The set up, the incident, the night that gets the tragedy rolling, is interesting. It reflects the very real fact that sometimes those that are basically on the fringe of your life can create a lasting and indelible effect.
I like the initial mood set, it reminds me of Gone With The Wind, before every elegance and luxury is, well, gone with the wind. It also made me think of Meet Me in St. Louis, siblings enjoying each other in amusing idleness.
And then I fell asleep. Not really, but I became very disengaged from the rest of the movie. I watched it rather dispassionately.
The cinematography is wonderfully captured. Keira Knightley is effortlessly sexy, even in a man’s dressing gown. It should be a flick that has you longing, crying and wistful. In my opinion, “Atonement” becomes inconsequential by not delivering the promise of gut wrenching romanticism.