Saturday, April 5, 2008

LOW IN LIFE

"There’s no more wondering about what it's going to be like"
There are Jane's lines, and by it she meant "life"

The closing dialogue between Jennifer Aniston and her new found hubby is the film’s greatest moment, it just explains what the director tries to explore in the whole movie, Jennifer says "You know, I have some issues in my life, we all do!!"

I murmured to myself "so true". It is indeed so true but never so true to some many
people who certainly have issues in life, but never accept it, and accepting it makes or
define their lives, and what it's going to be like.

Four women characters and all of them bonded together with friendship, everyone each one of them have issues and the film is all about it. Very few a times, we see a film from a women's perspective and this film is a great welcome change. It also addresses how intertwined our lives are with money and the usage of it. Buying expensive clothes to designer wears and donating large sum of money to charity, all the characters in the film are bonded by this thread and it plays a major role in the narrative.

Most of the scenes in the films are divided into conversations happening between husbands and wife in car or in bathroom or after sex in bed or before or the lack of sex. Besides money more or less, sex more or less its about hitting the middle ages and dealing with depression. You name it, every kind of 'problems' that can hit this segment of women is discussed in the film and dealt with. The character has so many imperfections that they look so believable.

I think we should watch more movies like this; at least it will make us more reasonable and accept our 'issues' in our lives.
The almost 'gay' or over the top metro sexual man is a great revelation in the film, and
throws up more light on the issue and it is an interesting way of looking at over the top metro sexual men. May be you can take a tip or two.

Great movie, great ending and superb acting.

Go Grab the DVD and see the world from a new standpoint.

My Rating: 7/10


Story Plot: Olivia (Jennifer Aniston), who used to teach at a fancy school in Santa Monica, "but quit when the kids started giving her quarters." The other friends are Jane
(Frances McDormand), who screams at people who try to cut in line ahead of her; Christine (Catherine Keener), who writes screenplays with her husband, and Franny (Joan Cusack), whose biggest concern is that her husband spends too much money on their child's shoes. Jane's husband is Aaron (Simon McBurney). "He's so gay," says Olivia.
Christine's husband is David (Jason Isaacs). They fight over what the characters should say in the screenplay they're writing, and then they simply fight: She tells him his breath stinks, and he tells her she's getting a lard butt. Not a demonstration of mutual support. Franny's husband is Matt (Greg Germann), whose problem, as far as this film is concerned, is that he has no problems.

Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener;
Photographed by Terry Stacey;
Edited by Robert Frazen;
Production designed by Amy Ancona;
Produced by Anthony Bregman

Cast:
Olivia -- Jennifer Aniston
Christine -- Catherine Keener
Jane -- Frances McDormand
Franny -- Joan Cusack
Aaron -- Simon McBurney
David -- Jason Isaacs
Matt -- Greg Germann
Mike -- Scott Caan

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