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Monday, December 18, 2006

Found in Translation

"Babel" has been out for a while, so are you still interested in hearing my two cents? Well, the flick just garnered a ton of Golden Globes nominations, and the interlocking storylines feel a little like "Crash," last year's big Oscar winner, so maybe you're thinking of checking it out. The positives: 1) director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is an expert hand; 2) the round-the-world locales: Japan, Mexico, Morocco, U.S.; 3) although an ensemble piece, the movie pulls you in emotionally to each character's life. The negatives: 1) Brad Pitt, never forgot for a moment that he's Brad Pitt; 2) the movie is somewhat a depressive. Advice? See it.