Saturday, July 18, 2009
ADORATION, Atom Egoyan
Theresa and Megan reading.
You can access their joint interview in Phoenix's Poison Pen Bookstore right here.
Not sure how long it will be up but it's loads of fun because Patrick asked great questions and they had a lively audience. Isn't the new technology great.
I am a big fan of Egoyan's earlier movies but for some reason, this one, troubled me. I felt the front story, full of intrigue and excitement, left the end story seemingly trite and predictable.
It seems like we were deliberately misled about what the story was about.
I think thrillers can get away with this tactic, but this was not a thriller. Even though it appeared to be for a while.
There was also an extremely improbable final scene. Hard to discuss this without spoilers.
Yet all the reviews for this movie are very favorable. Do you ever feel like you missed the boat with a book or movie? Do you wonder if that something that would have pulled it altogether eluded you?