Apr 27, 2010

Philadelphia

Need to emprace this pace, I will have to start stepping out of the flat sometime soon, so I won't have the time to watch two movies a day... Shame, though, it's been kind of cool to be a full-time movie blogger!


Philadelphia (1993)


Directed by Jonathan Demme. Starring Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas.


Long story short: Andrew Beckett gets fired from a law firm, and believing the reason for this was him being homosexual and having AIDS, he decides to sue. After hesitation a slighty homophobic Joe Miller takes the case, and they begin the trial, as Andy's condition gets worse and worse.

Well. This was a rather interesting film, but I didn't really fall in love with it, either. Maybe it's the setting - I'm never been too fond of court room dramas (except if it's season four of Ally McBeal starring Robert Downey Jr! Wow, this is my seventh entry and only now I'm mentioning RDJ for the first time? Wow.). I think the purpose of this film was to show the other, human side of AIDS, which hadn't been discussed very publicly by the time the film was released (I'm not sure, but this is my guess). After that, we've had Angels in America and so on...

I thought about why I didn't become more attached on Hanks's character - sure, I felt sorry for him and was on his side, but still - when I came across this review I agreed with. The thing is, the characted is too perfect, flawless. He's a successful lawyer, he has lots of great friends who all adore him, he's the favorite member of the family and he has a wonderful partner who loves him unconditionally. He's basically a superhuman! And that leaves the story a bit flat.

Anyway, like I said, an interesting film, touching too. Hanks's make up was very convincing, man did he look sick and weak! Tom Hanks of course can never do wrong, and the Oscar was deserved. Denzel Washington was great too. I don't know why I don't like him more. Maybe because I never really like his movies. Ha. Not seen too many of them, either. Sorry Denzel, nothing personal! Also - hello Dr. Bailey, nice to see you outside Seattle Grace!

........ This entry drags a bit! Ha ha I seriously need to get back to watching easy romantic movies, since apparently I have more to say about them. Hello, me very shallow.

"In this courtroom, Mr.Miller, justice is blind to matters of race, creed, color, religion, and sexual orientation."
"With all due respect, your honor, we don't live in this courtroom, do we?"


God. Goodnight, this is enough for today. I promise a slightly more inspired writing tomorrow.

...... OR NOT. Wednesday is my official Lost day! Don't expect to get anything sensible out of me tomorrow. Haha. Oh well. Now, seriously, goodnight.

edit// I'll take that back! Lost is on a short hiatus, so I'm going to have to wait one extra week before next episode comes out. Boohoo. It's been part of my Wednesday mornings for quite a while now, how will I ever replace it?? Answer: with a nice and easy romantic film! Ha. I think I have one in mind. Until then... well, goodnight. For the third time. Now I seriously shut up.

2 comments:

Vee said...

(Any entry with RDJ's name in it is a good entry.)

Hi! A perfect chance to practice my English skills even though I'm quite sure you're a Finn (unless you are my blog's reader for the...great...pictures...? Yeah, you're a Finn.) I love your blog! It's always soooo great to find new movie blogs. There's never enough. And I absolutely adore your style. I wish I wrote as subjectively.

I also like most of the movies listed as your favorites. So I'm definitely going to keep reading this blog. A great chance to comment in English, too!

I'll be back.

Eeva said...

Hi! Yep, I'm a Finn, but somehow I like writing in English, especially about movies. Thank you, thank you! I'm a newbie in this movie blogging thing, but so far I've enjoyed the ride...

Anyway, it's great to see you here!

Oh, and I'm sure there will be more of those RDJ entries... a lot more!