Last weekend we finally saw Calvary, a movie recommended to us by The Filmdog–aka our brother-in-law.
The movie is an Irish drama set around the theme of catholic priests pedophilia, with multiple characters declaring having been molested by priests.
James, the main character and focus of the story, is a priest in a very small town. A good priest, struggling with his humanity, his weaknesses and values. He’s told in the opening scene that he’s going to be killed next Sunday. The movie is set in the week that precedes that Sunday.
It’s a dark flick that successfully illustrates some aspects of human nature.
The beginning is very exciting, with her assembling and all the rest. (trying not to spoil it for you)
By the end I was happy I watched it but I found it simple. Too simple.
Yes, it’s a quiet thriller about what makes us human, which is nice. It’s not the invention of the wheel.
And it’s always a pleasure to see Scarlett Johansson, specially in something independent.
I vaguely remember watching this film on TV all throughout my childhood. It was one of those movies that filled Sunday afternoon’s programming of one channel or the other—yes, we only had two TV channels back then.
We finally got to watching it properly last Friday night.
Considered by many as both the pinnacle of John Ford’s films and the unfailing inspiration to all other Western films, it has a spotless score of 100% Fresh on Rotten.
Okay… So, about this movie…
I can’t really explain it, mainly because I really don’t care to do it, but I enjoyed it immensely.
Because I was having such a good time watching it, half way through it I was shit scared they would ruin it in the end. They didn’t. It’s beautifully written, beautifully filmed and the actors did a phenomenal job.
Okay, okay. I’ll stop with the adverbs!
It moved me and it taught me things about myself. This is a quiet movie that sneaks some human perception into you, if you pay attention.
This is a nice, sweet, somewhat sexy, coming of age romance movie with the right amount of sap for a semi-sappy girl like me.
Although this is a romcom, the story rings true and it’s well written.
I have no idea why its score is so low on Rotten. I mean, come on!
It was entertaining, heart warming, and very human. I liked it a lot.