I saw this movie two weeks ago today, with my hubby, and then several days later viewed it again with my daughter. Daily I have wrestled with the knowledge that I wanted to share the experience with you all, desiring to offer a review as I have done with other movies, but at a loss as to how to put my thoughts into words. Yes, a strange confession for a writer to make! Yet, this is no ordinary movie.
I finally realized that I cannot give a review. To attempt to do so would set me on a path where I might inadvertently ruin this masterpiece by slipping some bit of critical information in; spoiling the beautiful mystery and drama of Joe Wright’s brilliant interpretation of the novel by Ian McEwan. I could easily fill pages with every effusive adjective known in the English language, without even then fully expressing how awesome this epic is, but I think you get the notion without me wasting the time!
Let me just say that to not see this movie would be a serious error in judgment. This is an Event that should not be missed if at all possible and should definitely be experienced on the big screen in Technicolor and Dolby digital glory. I do not think there are too many naysayers out there – the critics and awards groups almost universally united in the praises sung – but do not listen to them! This is truly, in all ways, an Achievement in cinematic art of the highest order.
Run, do not walk, to see this movie. Lay your hard earned cash down without hesitation! You won’t be sorry. I will not be shocked if Joe Wright, James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, and everyone else involved do not sweep the Oscars and Golden Globes as those voting elitist can be bizarre in their choices. But it will be a travesty nonetheless as this movie deserves the maximum accolades imaginable.
Treat yourself. Trust me in this.