June 01, 2008
Bonnie and Clyde
I've seen a ton of black and white foreign films lately... some with little semblance of story, most with little humor.
So it was a breath of fresh air to see "Bonnie and Clyde." This was a film with a great story, great acting, lots of laughs, lots of meaning, and it was instantly accessible for me.
It wasn't "work" to watch this movie, it was easy and fun and meaningful right away.
And Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty (two famous actors who I've never really seen in much) were perfect in their roles. Faye especially, she was just awesome.
In a similar way as the Sopranos, this film makes you care and cheer for total criminals. That's a very impressive feat, to make really psychopathic people sympathetic. I can't quite figure out why I like it so much when films do this. I think it's because we're all messed up, and it's comforting to know that you can still be loved. Or maybe guns are cool.
4 out of 4 - You should love this film.
Posted by jason on June 1, 2008 03:23 AM