They shoot horses, don't they?

November 28, 2011

One of the reasons I stopped blogging here for a while was because I was finding it so hard to think of something to say after I watched a really good film. I'd know it was good, I'd feel completely moved and I'd want to share my feelings here, but I wouldn't have the words. That happened to me again today after watching They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

I don't even know how to describe it. It was so incredibly sad and heart-wrenching. The acting was beyond good. I'm a big fan of Jane Fonda and Susannah York, and I've seen quite a lot of their films, but I've never been more impressed with their acting than I was today. They were so raw, but not over the top. They were just so REAL. Here are two actresses that are very familiar to me as stars and personalities, and they were so engrossed in their roles, so accurate in their portrayals of tired, exhausted and desperate women, that I completely forgot they were acting.

If you don't like depressing movies, definitely avoid this one. But otherwise, I highly encourage you to check it out. Although I don't recommend watching it when you're feeling particularly down in the dumps... it is seriously downbeat, and after watching it I felt pretty mopey for a good couple hours! Incredibly in awe of what I had just seen and overwhelmed by the amazing acting, but mopey nonetheless.


NoirGirl said...

I always want to watch this, but fear the sadness! I'm going to have to give it a shot on a day when I'm feeling really good - to combat the mopes. ;)

MrJeffery said...

jane fonda's performance was incredible. i should rewatch.

Kailey said...

I really need to see this, Jane Fonda is just incredible in everything I have seen her in!

Andi B. Goode said...

I haven't seen this, yet, but definitely want to. I know exactly what you mean about not knowing what to say, though! I usually just want to write 'this film is amazing! Also, everyone is attractive & the cinematography is pretty.'
-Andi x