Tuesday, April 17, 2007


(Movie Review)

Although this movie was advertised as being a new break out independent movie, it’s not as original as the filmmakers would have you believe. It’s main gimmick is that it features a bunch of different stories which intersect with each other at various points, such as you have already seen in “Love Actually” or “Crash” or a million different other movies.

That being said, it’s not a bad little movie. I had quite a few laughs during the course of it, and, although it’s not a new trick, it is always fun to see the stories intersect with each other.

Because of the cynical take this film has on love and relationships, it struck me as kind of a darker version of “Love Actually”. However most of the characters still arrive at some sort of a happy ending.

As a former Star Trek fan, I particularly enjoyed Colm Meaney playing a tough guy police man with a fondness for Celtic music. Funny thing: Colm Meaney’s Star Trek character, Miles O’Brien, was easily the most bland and boring character in both “The Next Generation” and “Deep Space Nine.” But Colm Meaney himself can be a great actor, as seen in this movie, and also “Snapper” (another independent Irish movie that I saw on Eion’s recommendation a few years back). Obviously the Star Trek writers did not know how to use him to his fullest potential.

Link of the Day
"We Talk about the Truth, and That's Hard for People to Accept Sometimes": A Conversation with Three Iraq Veterans against the War

Intermission: Movie Review (Scripted)

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