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Lady in the Water (2006)
This is a movie that should never have come into existence. M. Night did right by trying to do something different, but he failed at trying to make a good bedtime story movie. The characters, aside from Giamatti, are so unbelievable, it's uncanny. They tell them that there's a mermaid who's being chased by dogs in the grass and needs their help so an Eagle can take her home, and they just believe it and come running. This entire script felt so rushed and never once intrigued me. The point at which the guy was trying to tell the future by looking at his crossword puzzle, or when the kid was telling them how to get her home to safety by looking at a cabinet full of cereal boxes. Give me a break. So over the top, so NOT entertaining. M. Night gets an F.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Good Idea, Poorly Executed
I must say, I went into The Exorcism of Emily Rose not really knowing what to expect. I knew that everything they did in this movie they wanted to be totally original and different from any other exorcism movies. Knowing that it was based on a true story was a good way to peak my interest. After watching the movie, I must say I couldn't recommend this movie to anyone. This is a slow, boring movie all about a trial. It's a lot more like Primal Fear or Murder in the First than it is The Exorcist, only not as good as either of them. There's very little footage of the actual possession/exorcism, and what they do show isn't really very original or well shot either, and did I mention that it's not scary either. And the supernatural stuff that was going on around the trial just reeked of the low quality stuff that filled movies like the Grudge. It was just a sad way to make the movie "scary." I'll take atmosphere over bumps and boos any day, and unfortunately this movie lacked it. If you want to see a good movie or even just a scary movie, pass on this one. If you want to see a boring, slowly paced, snore-fest that could have been so much better had some better talent got their hands on the project, check this one out.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
A beautiful film
This is a movie I saw a long time ago, and recently visited after forgetting basically everything about it. And I guess my maturation since I originally saw it really did wonders, because this movie gripped me like few others do. I'd say it's probably my second favorite movie of all time, right behind Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. The casting is perfect, and the characters are very interesting and believable as human beings. The music is what really grips me. Every song fits perfectly with the scene (except the REM song at the beginning when Cruise and Lee are in the car). The pacing is brilliant, never revealing too much too soon and never having a dull moment either. I have a hard time watching this movie without crying because it just teaches the viewer (assuming they are mature enough to get what this movie is really about) so much about life, how short it is, and how everything in life is sweeter if you've had the hard things to through.
A Beautiful Work of Art
I am not a monstrous fan of any actor in the movie, now am I a huge fan of Charlie Kaufman (until now) or the director. What I can say is that the combination of love, music, interesting camera work, and amazing effects combine to make what is, in a word, "beautiful." There is no other movie like it, I can honestly say. Anyone who enjoys typical chick flicks will definitely find this one a little challenging to grip at first, but the reward of using your mind and seeing this film as an aesthetic experience rather than a movie will leave you with an incredibly invigorating and satisfying love story that will reinvent your appreciation for artistic film-making.