One of my top favourite films
- Truly, Madly, Deeply review by CW
Years ago I saw Truly Madly Deeply when it was at the cinema. I sat there spellbound. To me this is an absolutely perfect movie. Since then I have seen it several more times. This time as I watched, I reversed to see certain scenes again. Juliet stevenson’s (Nina) acting in the scene in the therapist’s office is as good as it gets. My gosh she is extraordinary. She is sobbing uncontrollably, unable to recover, to move on after the death of her boyfriend/lover/best friend. This is so not Hollywood. She doesn’t look glamorous with perfect makeup, the tears go on and on, her face is a mess, she is wiping her eyes with her hands. I am not describing this well, it has to be seen. In the extras, the interview with director/author, I learned that this and almost all of the scenes were done in one take. There are absurdly funny scenes, poignant ones, passion, beauty. The movie is about love, friendship, kindness, forgiveness, acceptance. If I cried in movies, there are scenes here that would make me ob and there are scenes that still make me burst out laughing such as when Nina has 7 dead men playing music and watching old movies on her DVD player. I recommend this movie 100%. Fabulous story, acting, directing, casting (the sublime Alan Rickman). A must see.
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