June 27, 2014
Movie Night: Three Colors: White.
Review #602: Three Colors: White.
Zbigniew Zamachowski (Karol Karol), Julie Delpy (Dominique Vidal), Janusz Gajos (Mikołaj), and Jerzy Stuhr (Jurek) Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski (#601 - Three Colors: Blue)
White (a film from France-Poland-Switzerland film) is more of a comedy/romance then Blue is, and while it may not be as good as Blue, it at least is enjoyable enough. The movie is connected to Blue due to one scene, which when watched in Blue didn't sound important, but in White, it's the first scene (first major scene, after the shot of the briefcases, which comes into play later) of the movie, and it serves as the springboard for the rest of the movie. The characters are quirky (Save for Dominique, who while being a theme for how saying and meaning love are two different things, is still a cruel person, though the ending validates her...sort of). Zamachowski (who I first thought looked like John Ritter) does a fine job, you can see how he changes from a mild mannered mook into a calmly ruthless fellow. His character goes through an arc, and it ends bittersweet for him. The movie itself is quirky. It has its moments of strange, but mostly fun humor. The movie takes a while to get interesting, but when it does, it is entertaining. Is it great? Probably not, but it at least is entertaining, it at least is good to watch, the movie has its moments of brilliance, and I guess that's enough.
Overall, I give it 9 out of 10 stars.