(Grapeape) from HAMILTON, AL
Reviewed on 10/2/2011...
This Movie is depressing. It is a tragic story where no one wins. I would not recommend this movie to anyone
4 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
from RALEIGH, NC
Reviewed on 10/14/2009...
I had first viewed this film in 2004 when it came out on DVD and then in August, I read the book for my book club and couldn't wait to see the film again! I requested it on SwapaDVD and voila! The movie made more sense after I had read the book and I actually liked the film better.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
(8izenuff) from PHOENIX, AZ
Reviewed on 9/12/2009...
I felt I had to read the book after seeing the movie. It was a disturbing movie. The events were tragic.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
S A A.
Reviewed on 11/4/2008...
Very riveting psychological drama that shows the misunderstandings that can arise between people of different cultures and how, ultimately, we are all just reacting to the storylines we concoct (perceive?) in our own heads. How people from different backgrounds, with different histories, different experiences, can perceive the same situation so utterly differently. How "I" and "me" ultimately almost always prevails, especially under stress. And, in this case, the dire and truly unnecessary sad consequences that result from this chemistry.
I had read the book before seeing the movie and was surprised to find how true the movie stayed to the original story. So rare these days...
If you like great acting, a strong storyline, well-developed characters and an excellent script within a tense, unrelenting drama... you will love this movie.
6 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.