Tuesday, January 6, 2009


This is one of the touchiest sentimental humanitarian movie I’ve ever seen in a long run. The movie touches all the right chords of your heart. If you admire Will Smith for his great act in ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ directed by the same director, believe me he is extraordinary here. Watch this film & you will agree that what a fine actor he is. As this is not an easy role to maintain a character like this & its always a refined actor that can do justice & Will has done impressive act here. Now you need a lot of patience to absorb film like this. It’s neither didactic nor shout but a whisper to the soul. Although the movie is heart tugging, it also has a secret which revealed in the end but you can guess easily if you are smart viewer.
It’s story of a friendly neighborhood tax collector Ben Thomas. He is an Angel in the form of human but he has his reasons too. Why he is helping people who are really needy? Ben has no perfect plan for himself or for them & so lot of questions remains unanswered in the 1st half. The 2nd half is attempted to answer all of them with appropriate timings.
Watch the candle light dinner scene & I can’t stop my heart dance to the emotions which is directly elated to my already wet eyes. The background score is the essential ingredient of every sentimental film & I must say it really create a mood & tone of the film in this case. Apart of class act of Will, Rosario Dawson has also gave instinctive best to flourish her character to gain the empathy of the audience.
The director- Gabrielle Muccino has strongly balanced the film with keeping its emotional appeal underlined without letting you feel manipulative. The team of director-actor once again proved their power to touch viewers’ hearts after their acclaimed ‘The pursuit of happiness’. I’m looking forward for their team work in future also.

Highly recommended.

Ratings- 9/10

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