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01-08-2013, 02:49 AM
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Away From Her - 4/10

I was really quite dissapointed with this movie since I enjoyed Take This Waltz. I think a big problem with it was the length. I guess I am not at the point where I can sit through a slow movie for 110 minutes yet. Most of the slow cinema I have enjoyed has clocked in around 80-90 minutes.

I had other problems as well. I thought Polley was a little heavy handed particularly early on. It seemed liked she was working too hard to try to establish the fact that Christie's character had Alzheimer's. Then once it got going, it felt like I was watching the same scene over and over.

There were some things I liked. I thought Julie Christie was outstanding. I liked the Canadian feel of it and it was nice to hear some Neil Young. I also thought the final scene was very powerful. Sadly, it just couldn't hold my interest.

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