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Sy the Photo guy,
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This review is from: One Hour Photo [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Please be aware this review is on the movie itself so much as the transfer. To be completely blunt the transfer is lackluster which is the reason this isn't a 5 star release for this 5 star movie.
Alot of people are surprised when they ask my favorite movie and I bring up a little gem called "One hour Photo". Half the people I speak to haven't a clue what the movie is while the other half simply say the movie was "good". I dont know what it was about this movie that had me ever since my first viewing (Im at about 4th now). There is no big twist ending, no explosions, no romantic love plots, no seeing dead people. The movie is rather simple at first glance. A enjoyable suspenseful thriller. It wasnt until subsequent viewings that I treated this movie like an onion (not in a bad way!) with numerous layers and noticing things I didn't notice any other times. Even my most recent time watching it I noticed more little things that helped me understand Sy more and it was because of these things it has made me grow to love and appreciate this movie.
The plot is simple for anyone who hasn't heard of the movies before. Robin Williams portrays "Sy the photo guy". A lonely man whos only family is one who he has only gotten to know through the pictures he develops for them, keeping a set for himself in the process. When the husband is caught by Williams committing adultery, Sy is heartbroken that this man could ruin his perfect fantasy life and take that image away from him. The movie just gets better at this point on.
I would recommend subsequent viewings in order to pick up on more little things that could possibly be missed during the first showing.
Thank you for reading this review I hope you enjoyed!
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2013 1:02:24 PM PDT
Klaatu Barada Nikto says:
I did enjoy your review. You're right, this is an underrated gem. It got under my skin too.
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