Friday, May 16, 2014

Flick Pick: Charlie Countryman

The other day, I was in a bit of a somber mood and willing to watch something moving on Netflix. The service recommended Charlie Countryman. The title threw me off but the face on the poster drew me in. I've mentioned in the past my alarming interest in Shia LaBeouf. He just does something for me. Where other girls are repulsed, I am intrigued and dare I say, turned on.

The same can be said for reviews. When a film generally receives negative feedback from both audiences and critics alike, I'm more than willing to give it a shot if it looks good to me. This film is a perfect example as to why I'm happy to think for myself; I rather enjoyed it. The acting was superb, the cinematography gorgeous, the message endearing.

Evan Rachel Wood, another one of my favorite actors, paired very well against LaBeouf. As I had recently returned from traveling abroad, I was eager to take in the scenery that the Romanian backdrop provided. While the piece certainly wasn't perfect, the ending more than made up for any misgivings. The soundtrack (The xx, M83, Moby) also did a fantastic job of adding to the overall vibe of the film.

If you're a fan of romance, American films with a foreign feel or you're just a bit of a weirdo like me, check this one out. You won't be disappointed.

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