Wednesday, June 1, 2011


"Mar Adentro" is the most beautiful and moving film I have seen in quite awhile.

Now, I know you've already made up your mind not to see it. It has two things going against it from the beginning. First, you just realized it's a foreign language film. (Keep in mind that it WON the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004.) Why is everyone so anti-subtitles? If the movie is good, you don't even realize you're reading after a minute or two. Second, who likes "moving" films? People want mindless entertainment. Well, people, get over it. This is thought-provoking. Thinking isn't so awful. Try it. You'll like it.

"The Sea Inside" is based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, a Spaniard quadriplegic who was campaigning for the right to end his life. No matter where you stand on the issue of euthanasia, this film is a must-see. Somehow I missed it when all of this was going on in 1998. Read this TIME article to learn more.

Please please watch this film. I promise you won't regret it.

1 comment:

  1. I'll see anything with Javier Bardem! Seriously though, it does sound like a really good movie!