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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Passion Play Blu-Ray Review

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Passion Play Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Nate Poole (Rourke, The Wrestler, Iron Man 2) is a washed-up jazz musician fleeing from trigger-happy gangster Happy Shannon (Murray, Lost In Translation, Get Low).  While on the run, Nate stumbles across a traveling carnival, and is instantly mesmerized by the carnival’s prized attraction, Lily “The Bird Woman” (Fox, Transformers).   But Lily is no carny fake: her wings are real.  The fugitive musician falls in love with this angelic creature, and he convinces her to leave with him, to the anger of her ruthless employer Sam (Ifans, Notting Hill).  The two flee across the desert, but towards...what? Their destruction? Their salvation?

Combining realism and myth, Passion Play is a portrait of humanity at its best and worst.  Gritty and hard-boiled, it is also an adult fairytale that promises hope in the unlikeliest of places

Review: If you say nothing else about this film you will agree that its unique.  The cast here is mostly stellar with Bill Murray, Mickey Rourke and Rys Ifans.  The only downside is Megan Fox.  She's just a horror to watch on the screen.  She has no acting ability whatsoever and it really taints this movie.  Had they cast her role a bit better I think Passion Play would be my favorite of this year so far.  In spite of her this is a great script and a fun mix of fantasy, drama and romance.

Interest Range: Drama