It took until June 26, but finally I saw a movie that I loved this year. I finally saw my Once of 2008. I finally saw a movie I’m willing to call great. Up until now the best movie I’ve seen all year is Son of Rambow, but even that movie was only very good and not great. The first movie that I love from 2008 is Young @ Heart.
If this movie is playing near you, I urge you to run out and see it. The only thing I can say is “wow”. After this movie was over, not a single person left the theater until the credits were over. I haven’t seen that happen at a movie I’ve attended since Once. I haven’t even seen this happen for movies that try to blackmail you into staying until the end of the credits to see one last extra scene.
Below I’ve posted some videos from the movie. If you subscribe to this journal through e-mail or RSS feed, you will have to go to the website to see the videos. I think it is worth the trip.
If you think that this performance of Fix You is powerful (and it is) you should see it when it is put in the context of the movie. It will blow you away.
I repeat, if you have a chance, go see this movie.