Three sentence movie reviews: The Weight of Water
Kathryn Bigelow is known for her adrenaline-packed movies, and so this surprised me with its subtly. Two stories of women and relationships play out over the run-time and both are fascinating to scratch away the layers. Sarah Polley was her usual good self and Catherine McCormak’s performance* was also quite good too.
Cost: free from work-sponsored Netflix
Where watched: at home
*You wouldn’t know it from the poster, but she’s the main character. She’s the one in the lower left corner, kissing Sean Penn with her back to the camera.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2002/weight_of_water.html
I really hate this poster. The movie is about the women, not Sean Penn!
It’s funny. Looking at the poster I just feel a NFS-ness of it. Perhaps that is deceiving…
It’s tense. And a little bloody at one point. Not TFS. But I think it might be okay for Sara. (MBOFS)
That’s a lot of actors whose names you don’t hear very often anymore!
I’m going to make myself feel better by thinking that they featured Sean Penn on the poster because they figured he was the draw, not because of sexism. (Although, I can’t say I ever thought to myself, “Oh, Sean Penn is in it? Must see!”)
He was the most-know actor. But still!