Thursday, September 15, 2011
1619 - She's the One
I haven't seen as many Ed Burns films as I should, his catalogue is pretty impressive in terms of the cast and tiny budget - and what he does now is even moreso. Any young filmmakers out there, you'll find time well spent searching out articles with Burns talking about getting films made and out there in the world. He's one of those "just fucking do it" guys that I greatly admire.
This film is about the nature of love as explored through various relationships intertwined with two brothers and some unlikely partners. Can you know someone a short period of time and know that they are the perfect match for you? Or do you painstakingly look for the perfect somebody knowing that it could very well end in heart break? These are the kinds of question that the film isn't afraid to ask it's characters.
With some great performances, writing, and directing all around I think it's pretty easy to recommend this film for those who like rom-coms in the guise of an indie film. Check it out if you can find it.