This movie is based on the Trilogy Novel called "Cheshmane John Malkovich" (John Malkovich's Eyes). It has 3 episodes namely "Kamin" (Ambush), "Sayeha Bidarand" (The Shadows are Awake) and "Cheshmane John Malkovich" (John Malkovich's Eyes.
Story begins with a 14-year-old girl called Ningaal Bardin and her best friend Tissa Bertas who are both huge fans of a Hollywood actor named, Viggo Mortensen. Life is normal for both of the teenagers until Nin Bardin catches a "No more blood..." T-shirt, Viggo Mortensen throws out to the crowds at National Peace March before reading his poem, "Back to Babylon". That's when the incredible story begins... Written by
I would say that both the book and the movie are worth a shot even though I prefer the book much better but the movie also is very captivating.
The only think I don't like about the movie is its horrible casting.
I don't like the boy who plays Sam or the actor who plays the LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY Damoon.
Weren't there better choices out there? Wasn't Sam supposed to have big black eyes, this boy's eyes are green or yellow I think! What do the hell the filmmakers think they were doing? The script is fantastic though and the score is unforgettable but the casting is just awful.
I prefer my own imaginary version of CJM I have in my mind.
I'd give a 9
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