August 25, 2003

Movies That Aren’t Porn

Posted in General at 12:08 am by Ian

Saw Dirty Pretty Things, which isn’t what it sounds like, the other day. It has Audrey Tautou, the cute little French girl who played Amelie, and an African actor I’ve never seen before in it. A good movie, but a bit bleak, especially at moments that looked as though they were supposed to be uplifting. Or perhaps that was the point.

The thing that bothered me most was that the characters in the film, all immigrants to London of varying legality, were trying to escape their slave jobs and unsavory associates by fleeing to New York City. I’m not sure why America was the magical destination here, as all big cities are essentially the same. The poor, downtrodden immigrants are exploited in New York just as in London. So when they dreamed of far off places and a better life, I expected more dissappointment.

Boo.

Now I’m all depressed.

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