Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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At the movies last night, watching A History of Violence by David Cronenberg, the best film I've seen since David Lynch's Mulholland Drive

Family man and diner owner, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) lives the quiet life in small town USA with his attractive lawyer wife, teenage son, and small daughter.
Local high school bullies are picking on the teenage son, who wisely chooses to use his wit and humor to fight them, instead of his hands.
One day a couple of strangers come to town and things start to evolve, fast!

No more about the story, but this is one of the few movies I've seen that actually takes an intelligent view on violence and aggression. Besides great acting by Mortensen and Ed Harris, William Hurt delivers one of his best performances.
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