[lit-ideas] Re: The Constant Gardener
- From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
- To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 09:52:17 -0400
I?m not a fan of Ralph Fiennes and his character seemed far too passive
during his wife?s (Rachel Weisz?s character?s) lifetime to pursue her
murderers so relentless toward the end of the movie.
I felt exactly the same way. The movie is completely unbalanced in this
respect. I sat there wondering, "WHY would he do this?" for the best part
of 90 minutes.
Presumably he gained backbone because he felt guilty for suspecting his
wife of infidelities, but she wasn?t one to care what people thought and
did appear to be unfaithful; so he (I would think) could be excused for
suspecting she might be ? he should at least have found reasons for
forgiving himself for having done so.
Does anyone else have an opinion about this movie?
I thought it was the most over-rated movie of last year. I liked the film
adaptations of [Le Carre's] "Russia House", "Tailor of Panama" and "TTSS",
but this one was a bit boring and pointless to me. If LC WAS just making a
point, then he shouldn't have tried to make a mystery out of it. The only
mystery I was trying to solve is "why is Fiennes acting like this?"
Kingsville, ON, Canada
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