Friday, December 18, 2015
Movies for Readers: 45 Years
45 Years appears to be a really good literary movie, and that means it will probably play in a limited number of movie theaters. Let's face it, if it is not Star Wars No. 16 or another darn movie based on a comic book super hero, that's what happens to movies nowadays. But movies for literate adults are really out there...and it is well worth driving a little out of the way in order to support and enjoy them.
This one is based on a David Constantine short story and stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a married couple approaching their forty-fifth anniversary.
I don't know the short story, but the trailer is intriguing enough to keep 45 Years on my radar. And the clincher came near the end of the trailer when "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by the Platters is used as part of the soundtrack. Perfect, just perfect, that was.
Release date: December 23, 2015
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