In 1919, demobbed, Gerald Brenan rents a house for a year in Yegen, a village in Alpujarra. He has little but a love of reading and writing. He's soon the center of attention from his maid,... See full summary »
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Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.
This movie is a character study of a damaged man Tom played by Matthew Goode. He's a top chef in a chic restaurant. His life is a mess of sexual encounters with various women. He has a distant relationship with his son. The acting is good here. The reason for his dysfunction is compelling.
However, many movies nowadays think they need the added tension of shredding the time line. They think they need to confuse the viewers so they have the added tension of trying to figure out the storyline. Instead, they should have the confidence in the story to allow it to unfold. Sure flashbacks may be preferable to a strictly linear time line. But there's no need to put the film thru a blender.
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