After doing a recent post ranking all of the movies I’ve seen featuring Hugh Jackman one of my readers suggested I should watch The Fountain. Considering that I have begun to really enjoy watching Hugh Jackman films, especially ones that involve him not playing the hero, Wolverine, I decided to give it a look. Oh my goodness, wow.
First off, The Fountain is definitely not for everybody. Its one hour and thirty-six minute storyline features Jackman and his co-star Rachel Weisz over three different timelines in a strange plot that tackles the idea of death and the afterlife.
The movie was a bit odd at first, well honestly, it was odd all the way through but its story was solid enough to process and boy I just couldn’t stop crying after a while.
Maybe it was Clint Mansell’s hypnotically solemn score that had me bursting into tears as he imbued each scene with such emotional impact. Or maybe it was simply the powerful performances by its star actors, Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, who managed to imbue so much feeling into their scenes together. Or maybe, simply, it was the film’s emotional storyline that continued to gnaw at me.
Gosh, I’m still wiping tears while I write this.
Thank you Eric Foley for recommending this movie to me. It was exceptionally weird and so perfectly written that I have to applaud its brilliance. It’s a movie I will never forget.
I’ll give this movie 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It wasn’t perfect but heck, it was GOOD.
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