Crying Game [Import]
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During the first half of the movie what we watch is probably themost melancholic , beautiful romance ever to be filmed . He's trying just to protect her yet instead he falls for her and at the same time feels guilty for flirting with the soldier's wife . She's haunted by the ghosts of the past and although every word and move of hers is full of confidence , she desperately needs some love and tenderness yet she's much too proud to let it show .
Then somewhere a little after the halfway mark the film has a twist which leaves the viewer speechless . From that point and after , the movie becomes more dramatic and intense . Neil Jordan's direction has that magic something called personallity . I have never seen a scene as atmospheric and sensitive as the one where Fergus cuts Dil's hair . The key element of this film though is it's actors . Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson give spectacular perfomances without which the film would certainlty be a lot different . Love is the thing Dil needs the most and love is what this great film is all about .
I have to go find Stephen Rea's other movies. I had only seen him in one other movie before this, and that was Interview With The Vampire. He is such a great actor. He's not particularly good-looking, but he has this magnetic presence. You just can't take your eyes off him. Whitaker had a small part, but he was flawless in every scene. As for Davidson, well... Just go watch the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about.
The first you time you see it, it'll be for the shock. The second time you see it, you'll notice the theme of what you'll do for love and loyalty. None of the characters compromises or steers away from their loyalties, and for that you can give them credit, even the character played by Richardson (the least likable character of them all).
But perhaps the most amazing thing about THE CRYING GAME is that, for all the movie's twists and turns, the film is actually less about gimmicks than it is about the human heart. Who can say that lovers will not turn into bitter rivals, or the most unlikely of adversaries will not become close-knit friends? Who can predict love? For all the tricksy elements that so dazzle, THE CRYING GAME concerns our discovery of humanity in each other--even in the person of some one society tells us to hate--and so, in a typically unexpected way, the message of the film is one of the transcendental power of love. A must have for any collection.
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THE CRYING GAME teaches the lesson that terrorists have relationship problems just as messy as other folks. Read morePublished on June 24 2003 by Mr. Joe
This DVD starts with a super noisey sound effect's demo. This was really annoying. The movie was pretty much down hill from there. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2002 by G. Hobbs
I admit, I missed the beginning of this film, so I've ordered a copy of my own. I want to see it straight through.
This film is wonderful on so many levels. Read more
The twist in this film may have had viewers talking (or speechless), because that's just about the only thing one might remember at first. Read morePublished on March 14 2002 by liz
Behind Unforgiven this is the second best movie of 1992. It's one of the most surprising and thought provoking films I have seen. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2001