Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quirky films

If you like unusual films with great acting, interesting plotlines and good dialogue, try some of our new DVDs.
Julia is a British film featuring a powerful performance by Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, Burn After Reading). She portrays an alcoholic who is on a downward spiral of lousy jobs, tawdry relationships and mental deterioration. She gets involved in a kidnapping scheme that quickly gets out of control - much like her life.
Rudo y Cursi stars Diego Luna (Milk) and Gael Garcia Bernal (Babel) as soccer-playing brothers whose talent takes them from a small Mexican town to the bright lights - and multiple distractions - of Mexico City. Lifelong friends, the actors have great chemistry on screen. This film is in Spanish, with English subtitles.
Goodbye Solo is from director Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart), and like his other films, it deals with the immigrant experience in America. A Senegalese cab driver and an unhappy old man bent on suicide come together in this touching story. This film has won very positive reviews, as well as the International Critics Prize at the Venice film festival.
Sunshine Cleaning is from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, and the feel of the two movies is very similar: low-key comedies that feature offbeat characters and unusual situations. In Sunshine, sisters Amy Adams and Emily Blunt put aside their personal differences to start up a business cleaning up after crime scenes and suicides. Alan Arkin makes an appearance as their unsuccessful salesman father, and the whole film oozes heartwarming relationship building.

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