Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: The Next Three Days

I saw the preview for the Next Three Days and thought, I so don't want to see this movie. The storyline is simple: the wife is in prison for murder, she's exhausted all her appeals, and the husband decides to bust her out. It just didn't appeal to me.

An hour into watching the movie, Shira paused it for a moment. I again announced my dislike of the movie. Part of me didn't even want to finish it. None of the characters appealed to me, and the whole setup just seemed wrong. Heck, I wasn't even sure what I was rooting for (should the husband break his wife out of jail? Or does he deserve to go to jail for trying to break her out?).

With five minutes to though, an absolute amazing thing happened. The whole movie clicked for me. Just like that. I turned to Shira, and exlaimed, "well what do you know, it is a good movie!"

How they managed to have me go nearly 2 hours unimpressed, and then turn it all around in the last few moments, is beyond me. But, the movie did just this. Ever since then, I've been mulling over the movie in my head, just being flat out impressed with it.

I can't remember the last time a movie got me to flip so completely. Well done.

What did you think? Did you find the ending to be as powerful as I?

Watch the movie preview

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