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The Brave One- Quick and Dirty

You would think Jodie Foster plastered on the poster gripping a gun would indicate that the viewer was in a for a good flick or at the very least a slightly entertaining movie.

The Bad

  • I’m sorry I cannot watch Jodie foster have sex with a man no matter what she tells (or expresses vaguely) to magazines about her sexuality. This is probably one of the few instances where I will admit knowledge about the actor’s real life interferes with their ability to be believed in movies. In all fairness, that may be on Foster
  • On that note, please don’t ever inter-cut from a bloody emergency room scene straight to Jodie Foster’s breasts. Nothing wrong with them at all. They just came out of nowhere and juxtaposing blood from every orifice to bosom is not a smooth transition.
  • There are better ways to express anxiety after begin the victim of a violent crime. Do not not follow your instinct to tilt the camera left and right unnecessarily.
  • Do not do a million and one flashbacks to something we saw five minutes ago.
  • The movie also felt the need to throw in a good old-fashioned black lady from the islands to be wise at appropriate moments. Surprise, surprise when Jodie’s character has to go to her for help she starts off a sentence with, “Back at home…” (ugh…really?)

The Good

  • Jodie Foster shooting people. Maybe this goes back to my theory about why people like post-apocalyptic stories but either way I did enjoy watching her character shoot the scum of society.

The last 15 minutes could have probably been the whole movie as it was the most thrilling but overall there was too much cheesy dialogue, mis-used soundtrack, and unnecessary camera movement. Maybe next time Foster.

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  1. Fred
    July 2, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Dr Starling move over – I found Jodie Foster’s next movie Oscar-winning role! Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor who wrote “”My Stroke of Insight”” and delivered a talk about it on TED.com that will knock your socks off! The video’s been seen 5 million times and I understand why.

    Taylor was a Harvard trained brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke. I don’t think we’ll ever hear a story like this – Taylor understands how the brain functions and she was able to observe her mind deteriorating. She writes about the euphoric nirvana and a sense of complete peace and well-being she discovered in her stroke! She talks about this in her incredible (don’t miss it) talk on TED.com. The book is great too – highly recommended. You’ll learn how to ‘step to the right of their left brain’ to uncover a deep internal peace. Sign me up!

  2. ren
    July 17, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    “There are better ways to express anxiety after begin the victim of a violent crime. Do not not follow your instinct to tilt the camera left and right unnecessarily.”

    i. love. you.

  3. chergui
    March 12, 2009 at 5:44 AM

    hi i love you

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