Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cloud Atlas

Saw Cloud Atlas this evening, second run and the Deco-Moderne Riverview Theater  where we see most of our movies, with Sam and Marissa.

The film is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by David Mitchell, directed by and with a script by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis. It takes place in several eras, with Hanks, and actors including Halle Barrry, Hugo Weaving, playing multiple roles during periods from slave-trading to post-futuristic tribal. I thought one of the villains was doing a Hugh Grant impression, then learned from the credits that it was Hugh Grant. Cloud Atlas is the name of a piece of music written by one of the characters, during the 78 RPM era.

The reviews we read weren't good, but Cloud Atlas was nice. It's been a long time since I've seen a puzzle movie, and this one spoke well of the human soul. Joe Versus the Volcano and That Thing You Do notwithstanding, it's a long way from Bosom Buddies.

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