Post by Ladyheather on Jun 25, 2009 21:47:47 GMT -5
I saw The Narrows several days ago. It was a very good movie. VDO was wonderful as the father. He really brought him to life. Such a good actor.
Eddie was great too. He was so perfect in the part of the war vet. He gave a moving performance as well. Kevin Zegers and Sophia Bush did great as well. They really fit the part of the young lovers.
The movie really made me want to read the book. The time setting is different in the movie(current time) and the book is in the 80's I guess.
I would recommend it to anyone. It is R for some adult situations but not in poor taste for those who might be sensitive of that. I would love to go see it again, if I have the chance. My only wish is that it does well, but I doubt it. The theatre had a total of 4 people in it when I was there the other night. That kinda shocked me. It is in limited release but still wish more had been there.
Post by annabelleleigh on Jun 29, 2009 23:30:59 GMT -5
The Hollywood Reporter just published a negative review of this film, but you may be interested in the excerpt below.
The Narrows -- Film Review
By Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter June 29, 2009
"The Narrows" Bottom Line: Even the atmospherics feel secondhand in this ultraderivative coming-of-age crime drama. Working-class boy with artistic aspirations is caught between the Brooklyn mob and Manhattan dreams in this been-there, done-that drama. Director Francois A. Velle pays admirable attention to setting and detail, yet little feels fresh or fully alive in "The Narrows," which recently bowed in New York and Los Angeles....
...Most of the performances are by the well-worn numbers, with two exceptions. Tony's icy menace has the weight of hard-won authority in Welliver's hands. And D'Onofrio's Vinny, by far the film's most complex and compelling character, suggests a far more interesting story than the one that unfolds onscreen.
I've just finished seeing this film - received it from Netflix, if anyone's interested. It's available now.
The film dragged in some places, but as it progressed it got better and better. Some scenes were hard to watch. The ending was excellent. I thought VDO did a fantastic job. He enveloped his character. No trace of Goren there.
As far as special features, there isn't too much. A few interviews with the cast. The one with VDO was one I've seen before, but not as edited. The trailer is a feature, and a commentary with the director and the author. Unfortunately VDO isn't part of the commentary.