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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beautiful Boy by Shawn Ku, 2010 (R)

with Michael Sheen (Tron: Legacy, Alice in Wonderland, Frost/Nixon, Midnight in Paris, Music Within), Maria Bello (Thank You For Smoking, The Cooler), Kyle Gallner, Bruce French, Austin Nichols, Deidrie Henry, Alan Tudyk (Ice Age, Death at a Funeral), Moon Bloodgood, Cody Wai-Ho Lee, Meat Loaf

Bill and Kate are on the verge of separating when the unthinkable happens: Their 18-year-old son goes on a shooting spree at his college, then kills himself. While coping with their grief, Bill and Kate struggle to figure out what went wrong.

A very unique theme and an interesting process to follow, of two parents facing the inconceivable, of an extreme they cannot avoid. And it is sad, because they are not perfect, of course, and everything and everyone project their imperfections. Their paranoia, melt with the judgmental look that everyone is allowed to have because it is politically correct to have it, despite the boundaries that usually people keep with others, is unbearable. The unacceptable has made everything towards them acceptable. So they feel the rejection, from work, from TV, from everyone that crosses their way, to the closest of family. The acting is impeccable, even if some of the scenario is expectable. The movie is a bit traumatic because it forces us to avoid of the horror of the act, since we are in the skin of the parents and they are trying to not confront too much what actually happened with their son, to not blame it on him or themselves too much. It is particular, because you only can project so much and never stop being overwhelmed by so much humanity.
A similar movie came out this year with Tilda Swinton, "We Need To Talk About Kevin". It would be an interesting different perspective...

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  1. This is very interesting. I haven't seen the very similar, We Need To Talk About Kevin yet, but both of them look excellent. I might add this one to my movie bucket list. http://randomfilmbuff.com/2012/08/17/d-10/

    1. Yes, and I will let you know tomorrow about "We need to talk about kevin", I am going to watch it right now!