April 2, 2015 at 3:56 pm #185021
I know that the reviews of the film in general are pretty terrible, but from what I’ve seen Ms. Mirren’s performance is being generally well-received so do you think Helen Mirren could get nominated for The Woman in Gold? Is it too early in the year for her performance to be remembered by Oscar? Thoughts?April 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm #185023
I’ll be writing a full review soon but I liked it. It was a nice movie it wasn’t jaw dropping or any spectaular it was just fine. Mirren was wonderful and I thought it was her strongest performance in a while. This accent wasn’t over the top like I thought her accent was in Hundred Foot Journey, here it just seemed natural. No I don’t think it was strong enough to be remembered come Dec/Jan maybe if the Globes need a slot to fill. It felt very Philomena meets The Monuments Men.April 2, 2015 at 4:21 pm #185024
I haven’t seen it yet, but from what I’ve read I am glad this role went to Mirren and not Meryl Streep, because I think Ms. Streep would have frankly taken it far too over the top.April 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm #185025
I don’t think so. There wouldn’t really be much of an excuse for a March release to even be remembered unless it was a huge critical and commercial hit (like The Grand Budapest Hotel or The Silence of the Lambs). Other contenders will start cropping up as the year progresses.April 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm #185026
A solid film with a wonderful leading performance by Helen Mirren, one of her stronger performances in a while. It felt like Philomena meets The Monuments Men as a young man, Ryan Reynolds that does fine in this, takes an older woman that has lost something and must return to her home land to rescue the lost item (in this being a paining of her aunt). It also deals with the theme of the Nazis and how they stole art during World War 2 from many Jewish people. The story is interesting and will keep you into it but it does have some moments where it dips in interests. Flashbacks are a tricky thing with me because they often times seem so abrasive and halt the primary story yet they are needed to understand what the character has gone through. Here they were hit and miss but included some great actors that I love, Max Irons and the very well casted Tatiana Maslany that really does have a similarity to Mirren in appearance. It just felt sometimes two movies were happening at once but overall it meets together fine. As I said, Mirren gives a wonderful performance feeling so natural with her Austrian accent which came off better than her over the top French accent in last year’s “The Hundred Foot Journey”. If you like seeing Mirren and you like based on true story films, this is a nice one to go see and will peak your interest to seek out the true story after the movie is over. 4 starsApril 3, 2015 at 7:16 am #185027
This movie looks really good.April 3, 2015 at 9:51 am #185028
I like Helen Mirren enough to see this film which turns out to be bland but not quite awful. No emotional punch, just cloying storytelling that can either bore you or annoy you. Lush to look at and nice locales and sets. Mirren is pretty much one note here, probably being polite as to not completely over power Ryan Reynolds who is in way over his head. He is so bad he’s laughable. How did he get this part anyway?? There will be zero nominations for this film. A throwaway in April. I’ll settle for seeing the great Mirren on stage in New York next week!!
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