Sunday, May 20, 2007

Speak

Last week I saw one of the best movies I’ve ever seen—Speak.

You need to watch this movie. Especially if you have kids. Especially if you have daughters. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ll just say that after I watched, the next night that I was home I watched it again with my wife and two oldest daughters, ages 11 and 13.

After you watch it once, watch it again and look for the imagery of hallways and pathways, trees, flowers, voice (for example, in the scene where Melinda is riding on the bus you’ll see a quick shot of her backpack, and on it is a drawing of a face with no mouth. Brilliant.) The subtle use of symbolism is everywhere in the film, in nearly every shot of this film, but brilliantly done and not distracting.

Everyone deserves a voice, everyone’s voice matters.

I don’t know how this movie slipped off my radar screen for three years.
If you have amazing movies to recommend, leave a comment. I’ve listed some of my favorite movies on the right of this page.

7 comments:

lime said...

you must see 'simon birch'

Glen Woods said...

I am a fan of The Truman Show.

Steven James said...

Cool. Keep 'em coming.

Linda Darby Hughes said...

Don Juan DeMarco - so alive, so romantic!

suzie said...

the pursuit of happiness
(made me cry)

2 days in paris
(made me laugh)

sicko
(made me wonder)

I just finsihed viewing "one punk under God" on dvd - it was good and very moving

Ariel said...

I remember watching that with you!

jason&janice said...

Life is Beautiful
It's Italian and fantastic!