Sunday, January 9, 2011

179. January 8, 2011 - The Tourist (2010)

I understand now why this movie was submitted for the Musical/Comedy category at the Golden Globes - the closest I can come to defining the genre is as a romantic heist caper comedy. One of my friends described it as being like a slapstick thriller from the 40s and I agree with that. I also realized that I just don't get the Angelina Jolie thing. I was super jealous of her hair and wardrobe in this film, but other than that, she's just not a big deal. The movie itself was actually really fun, up until the end, when it falls victim to its own twist ending. I've seen it happen over and over again with novels - where the ridiculousness of the twist negates any good feelings you have about the rest of the narrative - but it's rarer in film. Unfortunate.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

1 comment:

  1. It was entertaining, not terrible like some people said it was. It was just honestly disappointing considering the talent involved.