Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.
What I found more fascinating in this story is how the main characters evolve and are molded, not so much by circumstances but by relatives, friends and other people that enter and leave their lives. And we all can relate with this. How different would our lives be if we had been born in another family, if our parents didn't get divorced and then someone else had not come to fill the void? If we hadn't been taught as young by an inspiring teacher or if we had met true friends to give us a piece of wisdom when most needed? In fact, each character in this story, as in real life, plays a part In redirecting and molding the path of life of the main characters. But ultimately it's our past and present choices that shape our future. Our choices have consequences. What happened for a naive kid to grow into a broken adult? What happened to us? The actors do succeed in getting us in their skin. And there's an irreprehensible Nicole Kidman. But even if she wasn't there, the movie would make its way anyway.
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