Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Movie: “Catch & Release”

“Catch & Release” is a somewhat strange film, a romantic comedy that isn’t exceptionally comedic. Don’t get me wrong, I found it an enjoyable film but its best feature was the fact that the character and situations felt very real and complicated. Granted, there are standard aspects to the film but they are executed well and don’t detract from the fact it’s a remarkably good movie about the emotional aftermath of a death. People find out things they didn’t know, people act badly and people surprise you. Also, for all its conventional pedigree, there were several plot elements that tweaked the expected a little.

If you want a light-hearted romp of misadventure and romance, this really isn’t the movie for you. But if you’re in the mood for a more contemplative tale of funerals, friends and falling in love, then I would very much recommend this movie.

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