Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Truly Madly Deeply" [B-]

I needed to see something with a strong psychological theme (as in someone is crazy) and this sort of fits the bill. Odd that the entire time I watched it I was thinking it was decidedly from the late 70s or early 80s. It turns out to be from 1991--almost 20 years ago, but not 30. I suppose it's partly because it was decidedly British (not in a bad way).

What worked: the acting and the dialog. The writing is crisp and often poignant and even often humorous, even though a main topic is death and grief.

What did not work: major parts of the plot hinge on allusion and inference, rather than storytelling. This left me somewhat confused about what was supposed to be happening and why. And the whole 70s vibe.

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