Monday, February 19, 2007

My movie review: Breach

Over the weekend my parents, the ear doctor and I went to see Breach.

First off, I have to admit that I didn't know the movie was based on actual events. If someone was to accuse me of being slightly uninformed when it comes to current events, you might be sort of accurate. I just don't like watching the news. I don't like the format, delivery, or the focus that is usually portrayed in media....but that is another rant for another time.

The movie was actually pretty good. It was suspenseful, but not so bad that my diet-coke-filled bladder was in a dangerous situation.

The characters were interesting. The plot was cool. They didn't attempt to rely on special effects to tell the story while sacrificing dialogue. It was OK.

However, some of the characters didn't make any sense to me. Laura Linney's character fell just short of fully 3 dimensional. The little east German wife was great (and had really cute button earrings), but I wanted more from her.

That may be a good way to describe the whole was good, but I wanted more. More attachment, more suspense, more intrigue, just more.

I'd give it a B+.


Courtney said...

Oo! I totally want to see this - but I'll be sure to not expect too much. Thanks for the review!!

TRS said...

I just saw it last night. It was good. I was surprised. Probably wouldn't have made my list if the date hadn't suggested it. So I was pleasantly surprised.

My favorite line: "Was that after you came to my place and saw frozen dinners and no cat?"


Anth said...

I enjoyed it. I would give it a B+ as well. (And I went straight to the Internet upon arriving home to look up the people involved. I was also not well-informed while living at Ez Haul.)

I thought the wife's earrings looked kind of like coral. But I don't really know jewelry. I do know that it bugged me that she wore the same pair for the whole movie.