I AM LOVE is all about design!
It’s an Italian melodrama starring Tilda Swinton and she’s fantastic in the lead role. I have never had an opinion one way or the other of Tilda Swinton; other than I think of her as being an accomplished actress and that she looks a lot like Conan O’Brien, which sort of ruins her movies for me. Add to that, I AM LOVE is a foreign film with subtitles which I might have avoided. Not that I dislike foreign films with subtitles, but I have to really want to see them to make the effort. I don’t mind thinking or being challenged by a film, it’s just that I don’t want to work too hard, and sometimes subtitles can do just that. It’s distracting and I worry l may miss something. But, that was not the case with I AM LOVE. The film is really about the images and the dialogue is somewhat secondary.
I was a little nervous. I have a reputation that I can’t seem to get rid of with some of our friends. They claim my film picks are to often questionable. Of course they’re wrong. Back in the days of Blockbuster, our local mom and pop video store did not have the best selection. To tell the truth, it sucked. Every time we had guests it was my job to go rent the movies. And most of the time we have guests, it’s around the holidays. So you can image that the selection was worse than usual. Now you would think that since the others were too lazy to go to the movie rental store themselves, they would at least be respectful of my limited choices and not be over critical. But no! I am still living down the selection of Deception starring Harry Hamlin and that was fifteen years ago!
So I was a little concerned when my much awaited Netflix envelope arrived with I AM LOVE.
Now that the days of video stores are gone, it’s my job to manage the Netflix list. And of course C is always complaining that considering the amount of films that are released, and knowing I have over three hundred titles on our Netflix list, why is it that we only get bad movies or things he’s never heard of.
However, not only did he intently watch the film, but he seemed to actually enjoy it.