Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Crying Game by Neil Jordon

What is the "Crying Game"? Love, of course.

This is a film about redemption and love, it is not about war, it is not about politics, it is not a thriller (though having elements of it) and it is definitely not a film for everybody.

The film, in less than two hours, deals effectively with issues of fraternity, guilt, remorse, compassion, love, lust, revulsion, betrayal, forgiveness and sacrifice.

The plot is highly original and Jaye Davidson deserves the high accolades he got for an extremely brave and career defining role.

However, I found the film to be lacking in production values, or probably the print I watched was sub-par. The music is excellent, especially the theme song.

Recommendation: Very Good.

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