Friday, October 14, 2011

The Crying Game

The Crying Game- 1992, Directed by Neil Jordan, starring Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, and Forest Whitaker

He says-  Strikingly original and adult story with Rea as an IRA volunteer who helps capture a British soldier (Whitaker) only to befriend him and later become involved with his lover.  What begins as a thriller unexpectedly turns into a poignant and ironic love story, with plot twists that deepen the film's almost dreamlike power.  Stunningly acted by Rea, Richardson, and Whitaker, with an amazing debut by Davidson, as Dil.  A unique, seductive film that writer/director Jordan pulls off with poetic ease; he earned an oscar for his screenplay.  3 and a half stars

I say-  Everyone knows the twist of this movie (it's one of the least guarded secrets in film), however, it's still entertaining.  However, if I had not known the twist I would have figured it out in 2 seconds.  Waaaaay too obvious.  Good movie, but the whole thing is built around a surprise ending which never really works. (well, maybe 20 years ago it did).  2 stars

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