The Crying Game (Collector's Edition)
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Much of this effect is due to a remarkable script, which is by turns direct and subtle and repeatedly leads viewers into an "Oh, I get it!" frame of mind-- only to explode any preconception the viewer may have developed. What at first seems one type of film suddenly seems another, leading one from a date at the fair to a terrorist kidnapping to a love story to an assasination plot. Most remarkable of all, the script actually carries it off, pulling you effortlessly from one context to another with never a bump in the road. One really has to see the film more than once appreciate it's complexity.
The script is abetted by amazing camera work, which like the script itself astonishes with a mix of beauty and gritty realism. The performers are top-flight, and the characters have a depth which is generally lacking from most motion pictures. Like them or not, they are singularly believeable, and their reality creates a certain sense of inevitablity in the events which unfold around them. While all the performers are excellent, Miranda Richardson is a standout.
The Crying Game will not be every one's movie; it is an intellectual's game which requires a mature attitude and an open mind. But like it or not, it is a remarkable film which will probably out-live the more popular but considerably less powerful films of the decade.
The plot is far more complex than the synopsis I've given. If you haven't seen the film (or heard about it), do yourself a favor to read as little about the plot as possible. While the surprises in the plot don't define the film's quality, they do involve the viewer in the story. So keep it simple and just rent the movie (or buy it if you've seen it before). With strong performances from Rea as the world weary Fergus, Richardson as the aggressive and hateful Jude, Whitaker as Jody and Davidson as Dil, The Crying Game demonstrates Jordan's uncanny skills as a storyteller and film director. The fact that it wasn't recognized with only an Oscar for writing is a crime considering what was released the same year.
With a crisp, clear image The Crying Game looks particularly good in this DVD transfer.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good acting , interesting story lines with enough changes too keep you wanting to see whats next !!Published 11 days ago by bertoberto
Complex human tragedy, which takes in the Irish/English conflict, male/female, and transvestite tragedies. This film evokes sympathy for those born with gender identify crises.Published 1 month ago by Lee
A most unusual love story. What greater love than sacrificing one's life for another. Truly a heart warmer.Published 1 month ago by Paul Fulkerson
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