Thursday, 8 March 2012

Happy Accidents

France Release: 12th September 2001
Watched on Netflix: Monday 6th February 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 50mins
Tagline: Sometimes the future is better than it used to be
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed, seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque. But, as Ruby tells her therapist about Sam, in flashbacks we see someone not quite of this world. In fact, Sam informs Ruby that he's from the future, 2470 to be exact, traveling back in time to avoid prosecution for his sister's death, and to find Ruby, whose photo he saw back home. Ruby's sure he's delusional, but most of the time she wants to keep him - and maybe fix him. Although he seems sane, maybe Sam hasn't told her the real story: what's he up to, and who is Chrystie Delancey?

My Review: It was more than a happy accident that I came upon this film on Netflix! This was incredible, rather quirky, but ridiculously emotional due to the realistic chemistry between the two leads. Their relationship was fantastically realistic despite having a science-fiction element. The acting was top notch - Marisa Tomei and Vincent D’Onofrio bounce off each other beautifully. 
While the unusual plot may put some viewers off you soon settle into it and it becomes pretty thrilling with a spectacular twist near the end that left me pondering for days. I adored that it was shot on real film and it was very creatively shot which only added to how much I loved this film. It was a gorgeous, gorgeous story and I can’t recommend this film more...
Score: 8.5/10

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree with you more. One of my most favorite Vincent D'Onofrio films.


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