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Links to Sarah Polley's previous films Away from Her (2006) and Take This Waltz (2011). We don't appear to have a thread on All I Want for Christmas (2002). This film played in Canada last year but is apparently only just making its way to the States now. (Alas, I missed it myself.) It has some pretty big fans on this side of the border, but it was also the subject of some debate among the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, which ended up giving the Canadian film of the year award *and* the Canadian documentary of the year award to other films.
Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby (who was on the Canadian Shakespeare series Slings & Arrows), and Sarah Silverman. In the film, Williams is married to Rogen, but is tempted to cheat on him with Kirby after they meet on a plane and then figure out they're neighbors. Also, Kirby has a rickshaw for some reason. It's the kind of plot I usually stay away from, but I like Sarah Polley (she directed Away from Her and has starred in a number of good movies) and Williams a lot, so I'm inclined to give it a chance. After seeing Rogen in 50/50, I think he can pull off a more demanding role like this one, too. The only other mention of the film on the board I could find was this from PTC in the Most Anticipated Films of 2012 thread:
After the success of The Fault in Our Stars, it's no surprise another John Green novel, Looking for Alaska, is going become a movie. But what is a surprise: Sarah Polley will write and direct it. Looking for Alaska is a somewhat confusing title, since the novel is set in an Alabama boarding school. The title refers to Alaska Young, one of the school's students (she's not the narrator, though; that's a boy named Miles). Looking for Alaska was Green's first novel.
This film is already out in select markets, but it doesn't open in D.C. until tomorrow, before broadening out further in the weeks to come. You've probably read a thing or two about Julie Christie's performance in this movie. It's extraordinary. She's nearly absent for the second half of the movie, which focuses on her husband, but while she's on screen, she's luminescent. The other actors are great as well, but Christie is so brilliant that the movie suffers when she's not on screen -- it becomes merely good, rather than great. The film is not particularly cinematic. It'll be labeled by some as a TV movie-of-the-week, another character drama about a terminal illness. But actors in most TV movies just don't show the acting chops that big-screen actors do. This one is well worth seeking out during its theatrical run.