A Home at the End of the World
... movie reviews
thu 2005-aug-04 13:02:55 pdt
Sunday night we watched A
Home at the End of the World. It was really good. It tells a
lovely story, a story that makes it one of the (if not the) most
poly-accepting movies I've seen. The acting is also consistently
Colin Farrell in particular gives an outstanding performance as adult
Bobby, and the actors playing Bobby at ages 9 and 16 also do a great
job. All three have this perfect look of innocence in their eyes,
that just fits the character so well.
Robin Wright Penn (who played Buttercup in The Princess Bride)
is also quite good, though I would have liked to have better
understood, or at least seen more of, her inner struggle. Perhaps we
don't get to see that very much because the film really is telling
Bobby's story. I dunno.
Anyway, highly recommended.