glad I was able to catch this movie while it was still in the theaters.
What's at stake in this
movie is the honor of the main character and how he stays true to himself
Despite his hardship
surroundings and difficult circumstances, he remains
"good." As he is tested to see if he will submit to the
same "laws" that govern his boss at the hotel, the audience
stays interested in his choice and we are all treated to how he remains
It's interesting how
this movie keeps your interest with the mental state of the male lead, and
how you really do want to know his choices.
Furthermore, after the
audience finds out what his true profession is, his character shows how he
truly does care for the well-being of others.
To illustrate this, he
does what he can to take care of the female character he has grown to
love. He helps the old man with the "liver" wound.
Some of the details to
look for include the plant the main character eats and when they occur in
the movie, and the shots of him falling asleep and how this is used.
Also, there are the "phone" scenes. Each time he makes a
phone call, he is calling because of someone he cares about. Each
time he picks up the phone, the opposite occurs--he is being called to
yield to "forces" he does not care for.
is also humor--the scenes with the Chinese man at the morgue--the chess
game. Also, the detail of the book, which the male lead leaves to
his friend at the end of the movie is a great detail to reinforce how the
book is "food for the soul"--a main theme in the movie that not
only is well presented in Dirty Pretty Things, but also applies in
our own selves as the main character has shown.
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