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Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
|Crew :||Production Design, Set Decoration,|
|Cast :||Courteney Cox Taylor Schilling Laura Prepon James Le Gros Michael Ealy|
|Genre :||Drama Comedy Thriller Mystery|
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
Each character in this movie — down to the smallest one — is an individual rather than a type, prone to spontaneous changes of mood and sometimes amusing outbursts of pettiness or ill humor.
It is apparent that there is sufficient documentation that we humans "play the the tapes of our life" in very fast forward just prior to our death. This movie seems to allow for the ending of that comprehensive tape playing to resolve in final acceptance of the truth after what must be several permutations of fantasy and guilt-based wishful thinking. Rather than the long drawn-out subconscious (actually "final conscious")dreams as portrayed by the movie in the cadence of the living, this movie just accounts for a split second of "playing the tapes" before Sophie finally dies. I would have never guessed how those nanoseconds could have been captured by film art. In that sense, we the living, are given the opportunity to dissect out over an expanded time period that which actually occurs in an instant. We are thus given to appreciate how the senses of the living are tuned out of the dimension of time itself. Furthermore, this movie would suggest that how we handle truth is still wrapped in dream work even as we play our final tapes at our death.
I feel they did a much better editing job in this picture (The Machinist) than in "November". Both are good flicks to watch, not the same old tripe, cranked off the assembly line. For the most part this picture (November) keeps you in the dark all the way to the end as to what's going on, it was to jerky. For example, I was not sure if the dinner scenes with mom were different days, or the same scene repeated in different ways. This leaves the viewer confused. And this happens over and over with most of the scenes in the movie. As I said before you should give The Machinist a look and see if I'm not right on this, editing can make or break a picture.
November starts with a shot of a man entering a convenience store and a subsequent robbery. I've always liked movies that incorporate a robbery into the first part of the movie. The main reason is that we aren't sure what's going to happen - small-time armed robbers are erratic. Unfortunately, my wishes for the robber to get his comeuppance were squashed when he starts putting bullet holes in everyone. The trigger is apparently when Courtney Cox's silly boyfriend can't figure out how to explain his lack of a wallet. He just stands there completely dumbfounded and speechless. And we're supposed to believe that he's an attorney. His litigation skills are obviously somewhat lacking.Meanwhile, Courtney Cox sits in the car apparently oblivious to the gunshots ringing out in the convenience store.Then things get weirder. Courtney Cox keeps having flashbacks and weird experiences, and unfortunately they're not the kind that involve inviting Phoebe and Rachel over for a slumber party. No, they're the kind that involve sticking a Q-tip so deep into your left ear that you pull out part of your brain.She's also getting photographs that were apparently taken by someone who witnessed the crime at the convenience store. And since she's a photography teacher, she is able to provide a good critique of the photo quality, lighting, exposure and depth. She showcases the photos to her class, but they seem non-plussed, but apparently inspired enough to begin taking numerous photos of roadsigns, "people in strange places on cell phones", blurry pill bottles, and macro shots of dirt.Meanwhile, she's apparently also having a steamy affair with one of her students -- a young black man. Personally, I suspect that this choice in casting was due to Courtney Cox...because the moments she's on screen with him are the only moments of true electricity on the screen. And we all know that Ms. Cox isn't that good of an actress.The editing in this movie leaves a little to be desired. I am fairly certain that there were a few redundant scenes that could have been trimmed down to give this film a slimmer runtime...like around 20 minutes.
Among the worst movies you will ever see. It is a movie that offers a poor plot, and is really a short played over 3 times with various endings. You really have no idea what is going on at any one point in the movie. It would be nice to say the acting is a good part but that too is lousy. Then of course there is the photography part which was what intrigues me in the first place, but that was lousy too. There are several ridiculous parts to the movie like Courtney cutting herself on a picture that fell off the wall, no blood, and when the photo is retrieve the glass is cracked but nothing protruding where one could be cut. Duh! How dumb. If you like stupidity this is the movie for you. All in all if you have nothing else to do on a rainy day, watch the rain instead.