04 June 2007

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

A great title, but the jury’s out on this one. Clive Owen is very good as Will Graham – brooding, dark, and sexy as all hell (before and after the hair cut and shave). But this “film noir” leaves too many unanswered questions. We get the dark alleys, the twists and the turns, but not enough insight into the back-story or future directions. Even the relationships between characters is left vague – is Charlotte Rampling’s Helen the wife, sister, mother, or friend to Will and his recently deceased brother, Davey? A bit more definition would have made this considerably more enjoyable.

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