Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Julia (2008)

- 2 1/2 Eberts

I've been watching some of Roger's 4 star reviews. This particular movie had a 4 star performance by Tilda Swinton but I would only give the movie 2 1/2. The story is about a nutty, alcoholic who sleeps around and wakes up all over the place.
She comes up with a scheme to hit it rich by kidnapping a rich guy's grandson whose mother is nuttier than she is.
Although Swinton performance as Julia was great I didn't really care about any of the characters.
It was well worth seeing if you enjoy watching great performances, but don't expect much from the story.
Roger liked it much better than I did. In his review he said "It’s good enough to be an art film, but don’t let anyone pigeonhole it for you. It’s one doozy of a great thriller. And the acting here is as good as it gets — not just from Swinton, but from Saul Rubinek as her one remaining friend, and by Bruno Bichir as Diego, who she meets in Tijuana. You want to be careful who you meet in Tijuana."