Monday, January 19, 2009

A Christmas Tale

I spent this whole movie puzzled.

Just puzzled.

Suzannah says, like most French movies, its message seems to be that we're all just fated to be who we are and there's no escaping it.

It is what it is.

The French, at least in their movies, don't seem to believe in resolution.

A dysfunctional family with one son dead and another banished is brought back together over the holidays in order to face the matriarch's cancer and need for a bone marrow transplant match. There's sibling rivalry, infidelity with no drama, teenage angst, paternal love, redemption (of a sort), and yet no resolution.

I didn't dislike the movie but I was puzzled.

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