July 21, 2008

In Bruges

I finally watched the film In Bruges on Thursday and liked it even more than I expected to, and tha was after friends had consistently recommended it.

Particularly, I loved the structure, the internal references, the foreshadowing, the dark humor, the odd characters, odd conversations, and the ending.

Have you seen it? If so what did you think about it?

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Posted by James at July 21, 2008 9:31 AM
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I liked it a lot. ( I think I was one of the people that recommended it). It is very humerous and VERY dark. It's hard to talk about it without giving stuff away but I didn't expect it to be quite so dark as it was. The ending in particular. Still remained funny though. Brendon Gleeson and Colin Farrell were both great and Ralph Fiennes made a great slimeball. The setting was great too. makes me want to go back to Belgium and visit Bruges.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at July 21, 2008 10:15 AM

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Posted by: James at July 21, 2008 11:16 AM

I loved the ending because they had already established the relationship between the dwarf and Ray's anguish over past sins. His attempts at empathy were mixed in with his dark thoughts about himself (his thoughts of suicide) which is why he keeps referring to dwarf suicides. I still can't beleive they wrapped it up so neatly, but also satisfyingly, without rushing to the conclusion.

While I didn't completely expect the ending, it unfolded well enough and slowly enough that I felt "in" on it.

Posted by: James at July 21, 2008 11:23 AM

I guess the ending kind of slapped me in the face. It surprised me how violent the movie turned. I suppose it shouldn't have, seeing as it was about a bunch of hit men but up to the point Raplph Fiennes shows up the only violence was the botched job that Colin Farrel did (I've forgotten all the names). I didn't see the dwarf in the schoolboy outfit killing coming at all but yeah it did tie everyting up nicely atthe end.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at July 21, 2008 12:11 PM

I am now intrigued. I have added the flick to my Netflix queue.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at July 21, 2008 8:59 PM

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