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Dec 24

The Life Before Her Eyes

Category: Opinions

Sometimes I stumble upon random little movies on iTunes, I buy them on a whim and hope for the best. I usually have really good luck, Lonesome Jim, Wristcutters: A Love Story, both excellent. Idiocracy, however, was almost as painful as reading Dune. Honestly, I like my Russian-roulette approach to movie buying, it has yet to kill me.

The Life Before Her Eyes is my most recent spin, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. It’s the story of two high school girls who are confronted by a fellow student gunning his way through the building. He says that he’s only going to kill one of the two best-friends, but they have to decide which. The film then flashes forward to show the life of the surviving girl, a life that slowly unravels.

The film is gorgeously shot and well-acted, Uma Thurman playing the guilt-plagued survivor. The story has a twist, and while the twist didn’t particularly surprise me, I don’t at all regret watching. It was definitely worth the random purchase.

4 comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Will December 24th, 2008 3:03 am

    Just finished Choke. Thanks for THAT roulette shot; WOW. WOW.

    Did I mention, Wow?

    Wow.

    Loved It.
    Thanks for the suggestion

  2. carl December 24th, 2008 7:00 am

    wristcutters was amazing. i especially love how they depicted the mediocrity of the afterlife.

  3. Laura December 24th, 2008 9:45 am

    I tried to watch Idiocracy the other day. Definitely couldn’t do it. Very dumb movie, unable to support its elitest humor with actual cleverness – ending up as stupid and pointless as the people it tries to make fun of.

  4. Ali December 25th, 2008 12:15 am

    I love Wrist cutters and the life Before her eyes. I’ll have to check out lonesome Jim.

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