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Foreign Film Friday

Finding Fanny

Country: India

Pre-note: I thought this movie was going to be a mix of Hindi and English with a majority of it being Hindi, but nope all in English but for some reason they still had English subtitles which annoyed me.

 

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Directed by: Homi Adajania

Written by: Homi Adajania, Kersi Khambatta

Starring: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia

 Endearing and warm with perfect amount of funny and saucy mixed in made Finding Fanny a delight to watch. I immediately fell in love with old gentle soul, Ferdie and cheered him on in his quest for love. The story flowed nicely and threw in nice elements of humor and surprise while building up to the climax. The quintet of actors all played nicely off each other, but there was no standout or truly remarkable performance. The musical score was a lovely blend of bright plucky strings and tender deep melodies; I could have listened to it all day.   Whether it’s Bollywood or Hollywood, this tale of finding alost love gets my thumbs up.

8/10

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Foreign Movie Fridays

I forgot a throwback review yesterday but decided to add a new feature to my blog: Foreign Movie Fridays.  

And just to show you how weird my taste is  I will start it off with this unique Greek Gem.

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This movie was interesting to say the least. Aside from the shaky chopping off heads camera work, it was a brilliant movie. There was no structured plot in the traditional sense,  just really snap shots of three teenagers’ confined lives and how they dealt with being so isolated. The movie at times felt like a mess, but I think that was the point: the messy cohesion of children being trapped by their parents’ ideas. In the end you have a well-made movie that was well acted with an intriguing premise. Avoid if you are a run of the mill, plot must have beginning-middle-end kind of person but if your taste is as eclectic and unusual as mine then give it a go.

 

9/10

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