Friday, May 9, 2008

The Visitor

Last weekend, after the women's retreat, I drove to The Woodlands to pick Mowgli up from a concert. While he was at the concert, I decided to kill some time at a movie and went to see "The Visitor." Did I like it? Well, let me put it like this: I hadn't eaten supper yet so I bought a bag of candy to put in my purse then completely forgot to eat it.
This film is slow and deliberate and at the same time is suspenseful and emotionally engaging. The actors express deep emotion in subdued and subtle ways, mostly through the eyes and through the sparse but meaningful dialogue. I was left feeling haunted by the story but nourished by the characters. It was a wonderful way to kill some time.

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