4.01.2007

The Shawshank Redemption

This is one of the all-time great movies. It's kinda quiet though. It's not like a Forrest Gump that deals with a retarded guy, excuse me, learning disabled, or a Godfather that deals with family crime. It's just a guy who wrongfully goes to prison and how he deals with it for 17 years. Tim Robbins is amazing. He's incredible in this role, like it was written for him. He's quiet and thoughtful and powerful. Morgan Freeman is quintessentially the con man in this. The guy inside who can get anything. He's both funny and kind and just criminal enough to make it all interesting. I'mnot surprised he was nominated for an Oscar for this. The movie got 7 Oscar Noms, but pretty much lost to Forrest Gump across the board. Except for Best Score, it lost that to The Lion King (which I can kinda understand).

Well deserved the Oscar Noms...

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