Monday, March 3, 2008

vantage point?

what happens when you have a great new au pair who wants to earn as much money as she can? i get to go to the movies, that's what happens! we went to see vantage point on friday night. we were in the mood for a movie and without knowing too much about this film, we decided to go based on the cast: dennis quaid, forest whittaker, sigourney weaver, william hurt. well, i think anyone could have played those roles. the actors were fine, but what made the movie fun to watch was the format: there is an assassination attempt on the president of the united states, and we see the same scene over and over again from different vantage points, about every 15 minutes or so. essentially the film restarts over and over again, but each replay is from a different perspective, focusing on a different character. it's quite entertaining. great car chases, great curiosity, edge-of-seat format.

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