Arlington, VA, USA
The feel-good movie of the 21st Century, a gloriously uplifting family story with scents lavender and honeysuckle. A gentle movie to remind us of what it means to be human in an inhumane era. Is this the movie that will bring peace to our time and end hunger, disease, and human cruelty? It has changed my life. I'm going to start an act with my girlfriend, her two dogs, my two cats, and an orphan.
This movie was made with something like three bucks and a borrowed car. To pull it off, every scene had to be sparse, vital, and intense. Brit Marling is more beautiful here than any supermodel, and the last three-quarters of a second will take your breath away.
This is the kind of movie that gives you hope for film. Somehow, without being a sequel, without anyone from "Lost," Spielberg, or a comic-book franchise, this movie has actually reached theaters and is terrific. McDonagh, like his brother, knows comedy, sadness, dark humor, realistic oddballs, and ambiguity all go together to make a nice, Irish stew.