Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Pros and Cons about the movie The Immigrant
Pro: It's not that long: under 2 hours and Lord knows I love a short movie.
Con: It felt longer.
Pro: The acting is great. Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix are kind of terrific in their way. Jeremy Renner is... entirely bearable.
Con: After a promising start and the introduction of some fascinating characters the movie quickly becomes... kind of boring.
Pro: Marion Cotillard is very pretty.
Con: Maybe even... really boring...
Pro: I mean, really pretty.
Cons: ... And predictable. And it takes itself too seriously.
Pro: There is still probably a great original movie waiting to be made about the American Dream in the context of the flood of immigrants in the 1920s.
Con: This is not that movie.