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11-29-2012, 12:18 AM
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Rust and Bone (2012), directed by Jacques Audiard: A woman who trained orcas for a living and a man who is a successful extreme boxer find one another in this morose movie. It is an understatement to say that sparks don’t exactly fly between them. She has suffered a life-altering injury and he, with a young son in tow, is just managing to scrape by. Neither are especially interesting people, and the story meanders with the director making choices that seem wholly arbitrary too much of the time. There are a few well photographed scenes and Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts invest their characters with as much life as they can. But I found the movie very tough sledding from beginning to end. If Audiard isn’t going to show more interest in these characters, why should we care about them?


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