film recommendation #6

Monday, 27 August 2012


My best friend can't watch sad films. And I understand why. The feeling you're left with can be heart-wrenching, but that's why I love them. Apart from being the perfect accompaniment for a day when all you want to do is cry, they sort of put your own life into perspective too. It could be worse.

I think I've watched The Greatest (2009) three times now. It follows the aftermath of death and how it affects the people left behind. It carries a mixture of emotions. You're uncomfortable watching it at times for the exposed grief, and the next you'll be smiling (albeit with a tear running down your cheek) at the brief lost moments of happiness.

With Susan Sarandon, Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Johnson and the ever delightful Carey Mulligan, this film is a must-see if you have a well-stocked box of tissues.

4 comments:

  1. I love a good tear jerker and I havent seen this one. It's now on my list.

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  2. this film sounds brilliant. definitely checking it out! thanks for the review

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

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  3. ooh thanks will check it out, i like films and shows that get the emotions bubbling up xo

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  4. I haven't heard of this film but it sounds great as long as you've got a box of kleenex by your side.. :) xx

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