In A Better World ~ (Denmark, 2010) ~ DVD

I have trouble warming up to the films of  Danish Director Susanne Bier. I’ve tried, I really have. She’s a fine Director, no doubt. But her subject matter of choice just never has grabbed me. Mostly there are tortured souls, family or sibling relationships that people are struggling with. The critics love her. Her latest is a case in point. It won both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. For me it was both predictable and hard to believe in. Certainly it was very emotional, and there were some powerfully worthy scenes in it. But the overall effect was to get me squirming.

I’ve said this before: Films of this genre just are not at the top of my list. So there’s a built in personal bias to overcome for my entertainment dollar. This one did not overcome it (neither did Brothers). Loss, conflict, angst ridden souls….

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Movies

One response to “In A Better World ~ (Denmark, 2010) ~ DVD

  1. Pingback: Mondays are hard. « BelieveHopeLoveInspire

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s