Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Duplicity

Clive Owen and Julia Roberts, witty repartee, gorgeous exotic locales like Dubai and Rome and a twisty plot with an unique narrative approach....what's not to like? The story of two ex-intelligence agents who've gone corporate and concocted a plot for a little personal payout, Duplicity is a lot of fun.

Okay, so maybe unique is a bit of an overstatement, but I found the use of flashbacks to be interesting. I wouldn't put it on my top ten list, but I thought it was well done. In fact, I was so caught up in what was going on and didn't want to miss anything that I never left the theater during the movie, despite drinking my entire "small" Coke. (Those of you know me, know what a feat that was.)

I will admit that Julia Roberts never really stopped being Julia Roberts; no reflection on her acting, but when someone is that famous it's hard to see the character; I have the same problem with Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman (damn tabloids). The payoff, pardon the pun, was well worth it. Definitely worth checking out.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Dan and I really enjoyed it too. They work well together.