The great thing about living with someone that wants to go to film school is I see a lot of films I wouldn't see on my own. Wesley studies film more than she studies her school subjects. Today we went to see Buitiful. It was not even on my radar except for the fact that Javier Bardem was in it, and he is the greatest actor out there right now as far as I'm concerned! This film is amazing and sadly tonight for the Oscars, it will probably get overlooked for the more Hollywood money movies. But this one should win. The acting, the story, the cinematography, the art direction, everything is spot on and brilliant. This is what film makers should be striving for, not another Ironman or Avatar, this is brilliant movie making! It won't make you feel good, it is bleak and sad and thought provoking, and has subtitles, but when I leave a theater speechless, I know I have seen a good film.
And ladies, looking at Javier for two hours in this movie is not a bad thing!