Saturday, June 9, 2007

Movie Review: California Dreamin’ (Nesfarsit)


Featuring: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu, Alexandru Margineanu

Genre: drama

Plot: simple but oh so actual

Acting: Armand Assante was good as usual, Razvan Vasilescu was briliant, Maria Dinulescu wasn’t bad, it still shows that she’s used to star in soap operas though

Drama: the whole Romanian system

Action: street fight scene

Funny: tragically so

Visuals: it bothered me the fact that it was shot with a mobile camera, it’s tiring for the eyes I think and it doesn’t improve the quality of the movie

Soundtrack: nothing special

Award: Un certain regard at Cannes in 2007

Comments: For an unfinished movie it's not bad at all. It’s definitely a Romanian movie, it seems this is all they’re able to produce these days. They get awards and prizes for them because people outside are shocked to see such a reality but the thing is we live in it and this is the saddest part of all.

Rating: 3/5

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