Sunday, May 17, 2009

Goodbye Solo

Director Ramin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo is a simple, yet well done film about one man's quest to commit suicide and another man's quest to stop him. Very little is revealed and nothing is resolved and yet it works as a sort of window into the dark side of Americana where troubled individuals often times fly under the radar until they decide that they have had enough for reasons unknown to the outside world.

This is not a movie you'll want to see more than once and if you're looking to be entertained, this probably isn't the movie for you. Regardless, Bahrani has made one of the best films of the year. Kudos on the cinematography as well. It may have singlehandedly sold me on a trip to North Carolina.

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