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Love & Distrust is like a breath of fresh air.
on April 29, 2012
I have to say I was shocked to see all the 1-star reviews when I checked on Amazon prior to watching Love and Distrust--I was even MORE shocked when I finished watching it! I have to say that I have been sorely disappointed by the junk Hollywood has been spinning out nowadays--Love and Distrust was definitely like a breath of fresh air.
I normally am not in the majority; yet, sadly, the way the reviews are so one-sided on this one makes me wonder about the moral character of most people today, as well as their emotional and intellectual IQs. I can only hope that most of the reviews are from teenagers who were just expecting 90 minutes of Pattinson and who still have time to mature and appreciate what really matters in life...
That being said, I did not see the trailer so all I knew was that it included several decent actors and what the case description said (and of course the image of Rob Pattinson on the cover. I have since watched the trailer, and since there were no words, only clips from the 5 short films, I cannot say that it was "misleading", as others have said. Although it may have been nice to know that this is a collection of short films and not a feature-length film (could have put a note at the end of the preview for example, like "A collection of short films"), I don't believe that would have changed many reviewers' opinions anyway.
I am not a huge Pattinson fan so I was not disappointed as many of the other reviewers were that he was barely in the film, although I was a bit surprised at the blink-and-you'll-miss-him part he did have. However, with so many other great actors, this did not come as a shock. I do not base my reviews on the actors involved, but rather the acting itself, what emotions it invokes in me and what messages it succesfully(or not) portrays.
James Franco and Amy Adams(who actually each played the main character in their respective shorts) did amazing jobs, as did the other famous ones in their brief roles.
This film was succesful in portraying various scenarios that we all might find ourselves in, including financial woes, stereotypes, alcoholism, sexuality and of course love and trust issues. It kept me interested, as most movies nowadays have a problem doing thru 2 whole hours and it actually felt like it understood the human condition. The fact that several great actors were involved was just icing on the cake.
PS. If you really want to see a movie that's a good 2-hour waste of your time, try the new Arthur with Russel Brand or No Strings Attached with Ashton Kutcher.