Wednesday, July 02, 2008

All About Bella

If you have not seen this movie yet, I can not recommend it enough. It is simply an amazing movie. Excellent cinematography, acting, character development, directing, plot, and story-telling. It is just a phenomenal movie in its entirety. It is a beautiful film dealing with issues of pain, suffering, grief, and the need for relationships, redemption, forgiveness and love. Very few movies reach this kind of depth and quality. It simply delivers on every level. The main characters are developed in such a way that you enter into this film completely engaged in their story. They come across as the real deal, not some polished, picture-perfect Hollywood types. The authenticity of how this movie was shot in New York City made you connect with the urban cultural surrounding enveloping these characters. I really don't want to say anything about the story itself because it is one of those movies you just need to see for yourself without knowing anything about it. But trust me on this one, don't rent it! Buy it because you will want to keep this movie and watch it again and again. I am very excited to watch how this new director's career develops over the years. If this is one of his first feature films then I can't wait to see what other stories he has to tell! Keep your eyes open for Alejandro Gomez Monteverde!

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