Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Heart of An Unfinished Life



An Unfinished Life(2005) directed by Lasse Hallstrom and staring Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lopez...

This film can sometimes be slow and over-acted, but the story is quite touching.

Few films deal with the power of forgiveness as directly as this one. This film reminds us that forgiveness is not just freedom for the person who did wrong, but for the person who forgives.

Forgiveness is a beautiful thing, and many film climax to a moment were a character says "I fogive you." But this film is far deeper in it investigation of when forgiveness is appropriate and the change forgiveness is to make in us, and the difficulty and worth of forgiveness.

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10 comments:

LunarWorld said...

I saw this on a plane ride several months ago, and it had me in tears. Such a great story of being human, being imperfect, and loving each other in the midst of it.

andrea said...

The movie was better than I thought it would be. Though it had slow, distracting, and unbelievable moments I still found myself drawn in...it just seemed like an honest struggle through life.

I enjoyed the sarcastic "old buddy" combination better with Morgan Freeman and Clint in Million Dollar Baby.

Martha Elaine Belden said...

wow... i'd not heard of this film before. now i'm intrigued... i think forgiveness is something people underestimate and even overlook all too often.

RWA said...

jI haven't heard of this one either, but I'll check it out. I'm not a Jennifer Lopez fan, but it doesn't sound like she ruined it for anyone else.

Kimberly Ann said...

I agree with Andrea... slow, but was a sweet and honest look at struggling through forgivness.

Stacy said...

I've never heard of it before, but will have to look for it. Morgan Freeman is one of my favorite actors.

Jamie Dawn said...

I heard from someone else that this movie was good.
I will have to see it.
A NUDE Harry Potter just isn't RIGHT!!!!

Sheri Ann said...

Although I agree with your points about the theme in this one...but Deva and I watched this a while ago, and thought it was way too slow!

tooners said...

Even for as slow as the movie was, I really enjoyed it. I really liked how they got into the whole 'family' thing... and how real the movie felt.

Julia said...

I saw the movie on TV recently and was surprised that it hadn't gotten more recognition. I thought that Freeman was particularly good. Have you read the book? How does it compare to the film?

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