Monday, May 9, 2016

Dirty Pretty Things - 7 stars out of 10

Dirty Pretty Things - 7 stars out of 10

"Dirty Pretty Things" is a well-acted film with a very odd plot.  This bizarre story of love, illegal immigrants, and organ harvesting will keep you curious from start to finish.  You really never know what might happen next in this one.  The driving force behind this entire plot is Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead role.  This is the performance that brought him into the spotlight and he has continued to grow since he played this role at the age of 25.  He is complimented by Audrey Tautou, fresh off of her success in the critically-acclaimed “Amélie.”  Their meager love story is completely unmemorable, but I believe this to be the director’s intention in order to keep the film’s focus on the exploitation of immigrants.  The entire film has a deliberately disjointed feel through its odd musical score, rapid cuts from shot to shot, and frequent moments without dialogue.  The end effect is an edginess that makes the entire film feel slightly uncomfortable.  The disjointedness results in a film that isn’t really that “fun” to watch but it leaves an impression.  “Dirty Pretty Things” is a unique film that delivers a disturbing story with an unexpectedly satisfying resolution.

[Pictured: The strongly portrayed emotions of these two is reason enough to watch the film]

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