Monday, July 6, 2009


This was an okay movie. I didn't think they built up the love enough between the two present day characters to where when they started talking dramatically to eachother I even cared. If you don't believe the love, then the cheesy love lines just sound fake. I liked the past poet guy better as a leading man. He looked his part. I liked the mystery being solved through the poetry. That's always nice. Riddles. I liked the ending, and the story moved along pretty well. Check it out if you're bored and happen to see it available.

1 comment:

Angel said...

I thought I commented on this. Hmmm...I'm glad you didn't give this a thumbs down. I think I watched it twice before I decided it was worth buying at $9.99. I love Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart, and I think they had really good chemistry in this movie. I said I like Paltrow, but sometimes her version of an English accent is a bit annoying because it's too proper and refined and always sounds the same for different characters. Watch Sliding Doors and Emma, and you will hear the sameness to which I am referring.

I love the poetry, and I love that it was all riddles. Mysteries are so fun, especially when they involve time period changes.

I think Jeremy Northam is a great leading man, but sometimes I'm afraid for the leading ladies he has to kiss because he really seems to get into with his tongue. Although, that scene between him and Jennifer Ehle...whew! The corset undoing...lookout now!

Good movie!