Has anyone else seen this film? If so, what did you think?
I went and saw it yesterday. I must admit that I am rather fond of most films which Brad Pitt stars in, such as “Meet Joe Black” or “The Assassination of Jesse James…”, and this one did not let me down, either. Cate Blanchett did not disappoint either, and was absolutely perfect for the role, serving as the classic-faced Hollywood diva vis a vis Katherine Hepburn. It was overly long, yes, and could have been edited because I think the central theme and effect of the movie was delivered well enough within the first 3/4 of the film, however I was so entranced that even though I desperately needed to use the restroom I couldn’t force myself to leave the theater.
Even though the film operates almost completely outside the realm of God and religion, which is no surprise for Hollywood, giving more credence to pluralism and New Age beliefs, it does raise some particularly poignant questions regarding time, change, life, death and all the people we meet in-between.