If the story sounds in the least but interesting to you, you would be doing yourself a huge disservice to let this one pass you by.
It's long at over two and a half hours but doesn't drag, it's one of those movies that you hope will never end. The credits would suggest so, if it is it's the best Canadian movie I've ever scene (I'm Canadian & have seen more then a few).
Others even joke about the "Bad Blood" entering a new romance with Brad Pitt right after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from him.
Firing off enough expletives in confined spaces to make Pinter and Mamet sound like Jeeves and Wooster, Malcolm Venville's 44 Inch Chest is a brutish swearathon about five men in a room.
He visits his estranged grandmother Laura for a few days and has a small talk with a waitress he chance meets along the way, a waitress who, upon a second chance meeting, asks him for an unusual favor. But sometimes it isn't the story itself, but the way it is told that makes it worthwhile. I think tenderness, and the love for people and for life itself must have inspired him a lot.
Romain returns to Paris where he privately puts his affairs in order and awaits the end. Some scene's could be seen as provocative and politically incorrect, but the way they are woven into the story makes them credible and the way they are filmed makes them just beautiful.
Added last minute to the Cannes official selection as a tribute to Chinese diva Fan Bingbing, who’s serving on the jury, the film will definitely pique art-house interest in Europe, but isn’t likely to make a dent in China’s commercially driven market.
If anything, the story itself serves as an allegory of Chinese-Western co-productions, in which both sides are simultaneously turned on and put off by each other’s values and working methods.
I'm not familiar with the director but based off of this movie I'm intrigued to look a little deeper.Laurence Anyways should be destined to become a cult classic once it finds a wider audience, and not just in the gay/trans-gendered community.Calling it a potential cult classic doesn't do it justice though as it has the values of an Oscar contender in my opinion.Six, if you count the one tied up and stuffed into a wardrobe.Ray Winstone has the main role as Colin Diamond, an over-the-hill London gangster who finds out his wife (Joanne Whalley) intends to leave him for a young French waiter.
Fan, at perhaps her most imperious and brittle, plays the beautiful Ulanara, second empress to Qianlong.