September 04, 2005

Sunday Afternoon Matinee

I saw The Constant Gardener this afternoon with my father and brother-in-law. Based on the John Le Carre novel, it definitely has a political message and agenda. That said, the message never overtook the story in the way that sometimes happens, turning a well-intentioned film into a preachy bore. Equal parts nail-biting thriller and unconventional love story, I found myself mesmerized. The cast is wonderful! Well, I have admired Ralph Feinnes since Schindler's List, so I'm not objective about him. Rachel Weisz was fantastic in a brave and dynamic role. There were excellent veteran character actors in supporting roles, and I'd list some names, but they are more recognizable by face. Go to the IMDB if you really must know who they are.

I also finally checked out Technorati to find out what it was. I wish I had gone there earlier. It's a great way to search through the blogosphere for the latest posts on whatever topics you are interested in. You can also put tags on your entries and have your entries searchable in their topical database.

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Cavan said...

My thanks for blogmarking my site.

I've been wanting to see this one. I see on IMDB that Bill Nighy (who I've been a fan of since I saw him in Shaun of the Dead, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and, of course, Love Actually) was in it. How was he?

Cheryl said...

He has a strong screen presence. I made it a point to check out his filmography after seeing him in this movie. The only other movie of his that I've personally seen is "Underworld". Not a fantastic movie, but he was quite menacing and strangely magnetic in his role as Viktor.