After making a striking directorial debut with her screen adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, Sofia C... read moreoppola offers a story of love and friendship blooming under unlikely circumstances in this comedy drama. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a well-known American actor whose career has gone into a tailspin; needing work, he takes a very large fee to appear in a commercial for Japanese whiskey to be shot in Tokyo. Feeling no small degree of culture shock in Japan, Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) at the bar. Twentysomething Charlotte is married to John (Giovanni Ribisi), a successful photographer who is in Tokyo on an assignment, leaving her to while away her time while he works. Beyond their shared bemusement and confusion with the sights and sounds of contemporary Tokyo, Bob and Charlotte share a similar dissatisfaction with their lives; the spark has gone out of Bob's marriage, and he's become disillusioned with his career. Meanwhile, Charlotte is puzzled with how much John has changed in their two years of marriage, while she's been unable to launch a creative career of her own. Bob and Charlotte become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
A quiet film that doesn't fully impact you till a second viewing.
Reviewed 2 years days ago
A nice, quiet, tranquil little film. Bill Murray was very funny, bouncing jokes and one liners off of everyt
Reviewed 4 years days ago
Something about this one that is so good, maybe my affinity towards the Coppolas, Bill Murray, and
The subject of one of Johannes Vermeer's most enduring portraits becomes the focus of this biographi... read morecal period piece from director Peter Webber. Girl With a Pearl Earring is told from the point of view of Griet (Scarlett Johansson), a teenaged girl who leaves her family's care in the country to become a servant for the Vermeer household in the comparatively bustling, canal-laden burgh of Delft. When she arrives, she finds herself at the low end of the servant totem pole, until she's allowed to clean "the master's" painting quarters. There, she catches the eye of the taciturn, reclusive Vermeer (Colin Firth), and over a period of time, he begins to craft her portrait. Of course, this does little to further his relationship with his jealous, pregnant wife, Catharina (Essie Davis), or with his most vocal benefactor, van Ruijven (Tom Wilkinson), who often dictates what portraits Vermeer should paint. Meanwhile, Griet navigates a sweet, tentative relationship with a peasant boy her age (Cillian Murphy). Girl With a Pearl Earring had its North American premiere at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
the other half wishing it would maintain the only bit if action it had!!!
In simple terms a very 'quiet' film not for those who don't like period dramas... And even if you do like period dramas, alt
Reviewed 16 months days ago
ce of score and of silence also help to establish a beautifully romantic atmosphere that brims with quiet enchantment. A patient and gentle love-story, 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' is sure to please an
Reviewed 5 years days ago
. Well, it was good acting, I will give them that, but the plot was more boring than interesting. A quiet movie with not much to hang onto.
Story: Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an ... read moreassassin, Jack is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara's time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.-- (C) Focus
. Violante Placido is smouldering. Colony gives quiet an understaded performance.
Reviewed 14 months days ago
Clooney takes onboard a very serious, subdued and quiet role as a ruthless assassin who like a lot in this kind of genre has had enough, wants a clean
Reviewed 2 years days ago
. Clooney gives a quiet performance in this international crime flick that spreads the brooding and intrigue on extra