Thursday, September 15, 2011

1619 - She's the One

What I'm about to say is going to sound horribly vain, but it takes a fifteen year old film to remind you just how smoking hot both Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz were when they burst out into the screen.  That's not to say that they aren't still attractive, but there was a noticeable difference.  Here they are sex on a stick, now they are really beautiful women.  If that makes any sense at all.
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.

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