RELEASED 2010 RUNTIME 93 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION DANNY BOYLE SCREENPLAY DANNY BOYLE, SIMON BEAUFOY STARRING JAMES FRANCO, AMBER TAMBLYN, KATE MARA MUSIC A. R. RAHMAN
Puh! Always tell at least one person where you’re going!
Ok, Danny Boyle is an amazing director, but what he did here was kind of genius. He took a premise that only involves a single person and didn’t just tell the story of the event that took place, but actually told the story of a person’s life. Why is he the way he is and what drives him? Why of all people is he the one stuck in the situation? Is there a purpose behind it? How does it changehim? All these questions come up and are discussed during the movie and at the end it makes for a really nice character arc that makes sense and really hit me. I feel very connected to this character, always thinking I am better off by myself. The movie doesn’t say it’s necessarily a bad thing, but you will have to live with the consequences…
There is a spirituality to the film and that’s what makes this actually really simple premise stand out among all the big budget movies.