11.08.2006

Coffee and Cigarettes

This was a rather odd movie. Definitely not mainstream. The entire movie is a series of vignettes of people talking over & about Coffee and Cigarettes. They're never eating anything, and the entire thing is in black and white, but it's quite good. There's some great symmetry, plot-wise (or maybe I should say lack of plot-wise). Reflection from one conversation to another. There are doctors who aren't really doctors, but they are. There are musicians, and actors, and 'normal' people. Cate Blanchett plays a famous actress and her own cousin which a great scene. I wasn't sure what I was going into when I was watching it. Whether it would be more philosophical, or more esoteric, or more everyday. It's definitely more normal conversations with real people, but as you watch the whole thing it just kinda grows on you. It's a very watchable. (I wasn't the hugest fan of the first sketch, so make sure to keep watching past that one.)

Very good, not run-of-the-mill. Interesting.

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