After watching this movie (2007) I had to think, really put the pieces together and see beyond the story that was shown in this movie. I loved it. I read somewhere that it recieved negative critics because it was too complex – well, have you seen Estonian movies? (What am I saying, the whole Europe loves complex movies). Yes, it was confusing at the end but I think that the messy ending made the movie better.
Visually it was cool – there were scenes and close-ups that made it interesting. They literally gave the movie more depth and I think that to some that is maybe hard to crasp. You should do so much thingking while watching this movie because it is deep (in a beautiful way sometimes) but in the end you have to focus and take in everything you see. You might loose the main idea behind the movie (based on a book by the way) but I’m sure you’d be able to come up with it after you put the scenes in the right order. The flashbacks make it a little too ruffeled but I liked that – I like when things aren’t fed to me on a silver platter because it requiers my knowledge of semiotics (I might have some after 2 years I persume) to see the whole even if it is shattered to pieces.
Uma Thurman plays grown-up Diana and Evan Rachel Wood the teenage Diana. Have I mentioned before how much I like Evan Rachel Wood? If not, I’ll do it now – love her! Compared to other teen actresses (like Stewart or Duff) she seems so comfortable in her own skin. I mention Duff because I just watched one of her old movies and I loath it – the way she stands feels like she is scared and uncomfortable and just yuck. In Life Before Her Eyes Wood gives a performance some what similar to the one in Thirteen but not so troubled and not so mad at the world.
I give it a 4+ since I think that this was the first and the last time I will watch that movie or who knows – maybe next time I’ll take better notes (some of the quotes were worth remembering). Nobody knows for sure. 0