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Babel Review

Babel Review

Caught a screening of Babel last night. How did Brad Pitt measure up? Even ex Gwyneth Paltrow told NYDN that he’ll take home an Oscar: “It’s the best performance Brad’s ever given. [Babel] makes you want to take good care of your children.” Here’s how it went down…

3 different countries. 4 groups of people. Lives forever changed. A man in Morocco is sold a rifle that he gives to his two sons to protect their goats from jackals. While practicing their shooting, the younger son accidentally shoots an American woman, (Cate Blanchett) who is vacationing with her husband (Brad Pitt) aboard a tour bus. The movie establishes the characters that are further connected to the American couple, the children who are with their Mexican nanny back in the States and the original owner of the rifle, a Japanese businessman whose daughter is deaf-mute.

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In the course of a few difficult days, these people will find themselves lost but ultimately discover that their bonds with their families are what finally help them rediscover what they have lost. Although lengthier than most feature films, Babel is not a slow film, going back and forth between the characters, never leaving one hanging. Furthermore, director Alejandro González Iñárritu of 21 Grams, Amores Perros, is able to capture the true essence of these countries with a soundtrack that is a myriad of trans-continental compositions and the issues that people there deal with and how audience members can relate.

Caution: Not for the light-hearted. This film will touch upon issues that are very much alive in our society today. So if you liked Syriana and/or Crash, then chances are Babel is a must-see film for you.

Babel opens in theaters in NY/LA tomorrow, Oct. 27, and Nov. 10 everywhere else.

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# 1

Babel was…meh.

WAY better than Crash though. That movie just plain sucked balls.

Inarritu is too heavy handed. If I wanted to get messages preached at me I’d go to church.

# 2

I Love this man and his family! Go BAMZS!

# 3
Angelface @ 10/26/2006 at 1:38 pm

Hey, Jared. How was Gael Garcia Bernal in this movie? He’s my favorite actor, and I am so excited that he will be getting more exposure in America.

# 4

Thanks JJ, I can not wait to see this movie.

# 5

Angelface, Gael’s role was small but poignant in terms of moving the plot. I wish his role had been bigger.

# 6

deena |
I know you did but someone posted over there your post asking us NOT to post on x’s thread AND they put your name on it. I thought something was odd about that. Someone was posting Lylians posts from BAMZS threads also over there. She posted later saying she was NOT the one reposting them.

# 7
lookwhaticando @ 10/26/2006 at 1:45 pm

Oscar – Oscar – Oscar

# 8
bamzs 4-ever @ 10/26/2006 at 1:46 pm

Thanks Estelle for the alert on the new thread! I finished reading your story on EA and I loved it so much! Please write a new one soon?

# 9

No, I didn’t even see it, that s*cks. somebody on the last thread we should have a name registry. That’s what they have on wwtdd.com (don’t even ask me how I know)

Thanks again JJ, allez BAMZS fans!!!!!

Gael Garcia Bernal is just too cute. I wish we could get more pictures of him. :(

a must see film

8 | bamzs 4-ever -Thank you, I’m glad you like it. I’m working on a new story right now. Hopefully, I will be able to post the 1st chapter this week-end. ( Still undecided on the period piece or a contemporary piece, we will see)

from tmz.com

While Brad Pitt’s people in the U.S. are still fuming over the invasion of the actors Hollywood Hills compound by an E! Entertainment camera crew, Brad himself didn’t looked phased at all as he returned from a relaxing beach weekend in Goa, India with Angelina and the kids.

The family spent the weekend at a high-end resort in search of some quality rest and relaxation — and hopefully that’s just what they got. Now, after all the peace and quiet, Brad is faced with the big decision of whether or not to press charges against the network — a decision that could no doubt bring some unwanted stress to the entire family.

Going to have to read this thread later, so much fun, so little timeBBFN

African Girl @ 10/26/2006 at 1:54 pm

I’m so excited, I can’t stay quiet…..can’t wait to see this movie. I liked and Loooooved Syriana, so I’m good to go!

#7 / Lookwhaticando
I second that sentiment!!!

Missouri girl @ 10/26/2006 at 1:54 pm

I love suspense and drama,sure it will be a good movie. Cate Blanchett is a lucky girl to. Just to Play Brads wife would be a freakin fantsy come true.

Alexanderina @ 10/26/2006 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Jared for the new Babel Thread, you are the best :). I can’t wait to see Babel

deena talking about wwtdd. He has a very closeup pic of the sighting of shiloh , that Jared posted. Did you guys see it.
http://wwtdd.com/post.phtml?pk=1497

god she’s so cute..

Thanks Jard for the new thread.. So cool you saw the movie already. I can’t wait.

Alexanderina @ 10/26/2006 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Estelle for the alert to the new Thread

Alexanderina @ 10/26/2006 at 1:56 pm

16 | African Girl | – Hey AG, I haven’t see Syriana, but I have seen Crash and I love that movie. I can’t wait for 11/10 to see Babel

African Girl @ 10/26/2006 at 1:59 pm

Hey Estelle
I see you got the box of Batteries I sent ya. Thanks for the alert.

Okay….my post should have read I liked Crash and loved Syriana….sorry.

bamzs 4-ever @ 10/26/2006 at 1:59 pm

Thank you Estelle!!! I’ll tune in on the weekend and read it. Heck I tune in every free monent I get.

lookwhaticando @ 10/26/2006 at 2:00 pm

#7 / Lookwhaticando
I second that sentiment!!!

16 | African Girl
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The expression on his face in that scene is so intense, to me the man is the best actor out there right now.. Nothing can get in his way now with Ang, and the kids behind him..

ArabianFan @ 10/26/2006 at 2:01 pm

here we go with Gwyneth the “film expert”!

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