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The Next Three Days - 3/1/2011 11:24:02 PM   
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It's not to bad as US remakes go could've done without the Hollywood over the top ad ons towards the end & have no clue as to the point of Olivia Wild's characters inclusion . A not bad 3/5, But do try & catch the original French feature All About Her.
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Creates Ambivalence - 4/5/2011 12:15:25 AM   


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The Next Three Days was a commitment-test to watch – although the slick and surprising ending made up for the dissatisfaction and disengagement watching it. Another “reality-style documentary” that’s currently popular and masquerading as “new and original”.

The main pain point is that the docu-film style disengages the audience. There’s a pastiche of different viewpoints and ambiguous snapshots of conversations and incidents, which makes the viewer unable to engage nor feel sympathy or compassion with any single character and go through an emotional journey with them – and consequently feel the emotions and experience that make you watch a film a second time.

However, I’ve just watched a documentary from USA – called “Catfish”. Two amateur film makers with video cameras track their roommate photographer’s online relationship which was initiated by prodigy 8 year old artist, developing romantic relationship with attractive older sister Megan and admiring perfect mom Angela – all a con. Exact same realistic but stylised film style – and I’m still not 100% sure whether it’s really a documentary but it was gripping drama – (a) it was engaging – it hooked you from the start and you became immersed in the suspense, relationship development, curiosity and different realities that were presented– genius (b) The real dialogue – was superior to The Next Three Days and hugely better than mediocre and annoying Monsters. (c) Possibly a real documentary by artistic, exploratory and intuitive people – ready to examine what is real - is better than a style pretending to be real.

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The Next 3 Days - 27/6/2011 11:41:08 AM   


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An interesting movie, i had heard that it wasnt good, too slow paced and not engaging enough. But i must say i liked the way it set itself out to be, we dont know if she really did committ the murder, tou can argue that was done too quickly i.e. been found guilty and sentenced. But you are engaged by Crowe, you see him struggling with it all, hes an actor that is great playing the everyman, the normal guy put into a situation, pity Neeson wasnt in it more. But it gets beter as the movie goes along and i thought the last 40 mins were great and the ending was realy good. I dont knw why Wilde was in it, she was wasted it but the movie ends with the question that maybe she is innocent. So good movie and definitly worth a look, a 3.5 rating

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