Monday, January 24, 2011

Went to see Hereafter


January 23, 2011. R and I went to see Hereafter (Clint Eastwood, 2010). I worshipped Clint in his spaghetti western days. I admired him as a director on many occasions (The Bridges of Madison County, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby), but this movie is a failure, I regret to say. Very uneven indeed. Some passages are well-filmed and gripping (notably at the beginning), at other times I looked at my watch. The British passages are more convincing than the French passages that totally lack verisimilitude (the Mitterand discussion is ludicrous). Nice seeing Matt and C├ęcile, though.