'Stoker' (2013)

This movie was amazing for various reasons, first because many people were saying that it wasn't any good, disappointing, that it was weird, but weird is good for me. This is Park Chan Wook, the man behind that modern masterpiece titled 'Oldboy' that is getting an American remake now (the HORROR), so beforehand, i knew this wasn't going to be a movie for everyone. And it isn't. If there's anything to know about Park Chan Wook's movies, is that you cannot take anything for granted (that is, if you haven't watched the so revealing trailer), but still, it always has a nice little turn towards the end. And that is what always makes you keep thinking about his movies after watching them, something that i love, even though this movie won't leave you as twisted in the brain as 'Oldboy' does. Still, being a lesser story it's really worth to watch, if only for the gorgeous cinematography, so delicate and with every frame so detailed and focused that it's one of those films you watch and notice how much attention it was paid to every little detail and that it's something magnificent (the piano scene was amazing, my favourite). Also, the performances were so on point, Mia Wasikowska was the perfect weird India, she embodied the whole character and carried the movie so well; Matthew Goode was also very good on his creepy uncle role and Nicole Kidman was fine too, such a shame she didn't have a bigger part though.

Without revealing much, and adding some great quotes the movie contains, after the cut there are some pictures and lines that i loved, don't miss this.

 "Just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for what we have come to be"

- India, you're white as a sheet. Something's wrong?
- Yes. My father's dead.

"What kind of family is family you can't take home?"

"India, who are you? You were supposed to love me, weren't you?"

 "Sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse."

"There's nothing a man could master that a woman couldn't make."

"Of course I love you, but I have to love you a little less now".

"Little carbon copies you can turn to and say, 'You will do what I could not. You will succeed where I have failed'. Because we want someone to get it right this time."

"Have you ever seen a picture of yourself, taken when you didn't know you were being photographed,
from an angle that you don't usually see when you look in a mirror and think: That's me... that's also me. Do you know what I'm talking about?"

1 comment:

  1. Com t'ha dit la vaig veure anit i molt especial. Les frases que has posat són geniales, com les imatges, l'India i el Charlie, la casa, i la música del Clint Mansell. Una peli d'eixes, al menys per a mi, que se te queda grabada.