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||Better to leave
them at home.
||Good for the both
||Gunfire and dead
running do happen.
||There's a chuckle
||How everyone ends
up on the bus.
||Tim Bevan, Kevin Misher,
A Movie Review
Okay, let me just get this off of my chest. With Nicole
Kidman, sometimes I just think she is okay. Pretty, but
nothing special. Other times I find her stunning, amazing,
and one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her in
"The Interpreter" was the latter. As I got more and more
engrossed in the movie, another thought kept coming to mind
Ė namely she was smokiní hot. I donít know if was her hair,
the glasses she would wear, or what, but damn, she looked
fabulous. Alright, enough of my lusting after Nicole, letís
get to the movie.
I had high hopes for "The Interpreter," although Iíve
never been a huge star of Sean Penn, other than, well, his
finest performance in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." I can
tell you this, I was not disappointed.
For the story youíve got Nicole Kidman as Silvia and,
well, sheís an interpreter. She works at the United Nations
and late one night, after coming back after hours, she
overhears a conversation in this obscure African tribal
language about the potential for an assassination of this
dastardly leader of Matobo named Zuwanie. At first she isnít
sure what the meaning of what she heard, but then in having
to act as an interpreter during a closed-door negotiation
with the Matobo ambassador and the US person, she realizes
what she heard. Enter Sean Penn as Tobin. At first he is
assigned to her just to find out information to be able to
protect Zuwanie, but after a couple of incidents against
Silvia, well, now heís trying to protect her. The problem is
that she has a past that she really doesnít want to explain,
and yes, it does deal with Zuwanie and Matobo.
From there we get a fantastic movie of mystery and
intrigue. In a perfect pace we learn a little more and a
little more about Silvia and her past, there is the natural
progression of Tobin developing feelings for Silvia, and
there is still the wonder of who is trying to kill Zuwanie,
which director Sydney Pollack does a fantastic job of not
really giving anything away until the end plays out. He
leaves just enough hints dangling at the wealth of
possibilities of who plans to off the man, but never does a
bad foreshadowing that would give the ending away.
The trailers for the movie give you just enough idea of
what the movie is about, so if those left you just the
little bit intrigued, Iím pretty sure you will enjoy "The
Interpreter" as much as I did. I donít have to say again,
but I will, that Nicole Kidman was fantastic in this movie,
but I also thought Sean Penn was fantastic, with his
character having its own misfortunes that get revealed at
exactly the right moments.
For "The Interpreter" Iím giving 4 Ĺ stars out of 5.
Finally a great thriller that doesnít foreshadow itself
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!