October 21, 2005

Film Critic Quote of the Week

"In interviews, Theron and her director, Niki Caro, have said that the original screenplay (by Michael Seitzman) was a little too black-and-white, and that they tried to introduce "shades of gray." I can only infer that said shades are moments when some of the men—after hissing the c-word and pushing over a Port-A-Potty with one of Josey's co-workers (Michelle Monaghan) in it, who emerges screaming and sobbing and covered in liquid shit—are shown, for a second or two, with a look of shame. But those looks are fleeting. There is, after all, harassment to be done.

North Country is powerful and then some. I came out shaking, dabbing at my eyes, and vowing never again to write the c-word in shit on the walls of a women's room."

-Slate's David Edelstein, on "North Country," a movie that sounds so laughably over-the-top that you couldn't pay me to see it. Even if it is set in Minnesota.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 21, 2005 02:32 PM

Wow! I thought there wasn't such a thing as a movie you won't see once that is made in your home state of MN...BLOGGER!

Posted by: A at October 23, 2005 08:12 PM
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