Run Lola Run
... movie reviews
sun 2005-sep-11 12:54:16 pdt
On Wednesday (on the airplane) I watched Run Lola
Run, which I'd been intending to see for a long time. The
concept and structure of the film are original and effective, but I
won't say too much about that aspect. The story is engaging and the
acting is strong. I also really enjoyed the music -- something I
don't usually particularly notice. I guess it's more prominent than
in most films.
One thing worth noting is that the film really only gives a rather
limited glimpse into the characters' lives, leaving a lot of context
unexplained. But somehow this actually works really well, I suppose
in sort of a "less is more" kind of way. In effect, we get only as
much detail -- regarding who these people are, how they got here -- as
is truly essential to the story.
So overall, nice concept, well-executed...