Oct 30, 2006
I gave myself a great gift this weekend. I went to see Martin Scorsese's The Departed. I could have written the minute I got home but one thing happened. I was speechless. I honestly was in shock. All I could say on the way back to my apartment was... Damn that was a great movie. Um. Damn that was a great movie. I sounded like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. Great movie. Yeaaaah. Great movie. Great movie. Yes. Kmart. Going to Kmart. To see a great movie.
I am not kidding. This is one damn flick you gotta go see. Now. Screw Monday guys.
Let me start off saying that this cast is brilliant. Every single actor in there steals the show in their own right. Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen... Excellent characters, well done indeed. But my favorites in there are, by far, Di Caprio and Nicholson. I mean... those dudes act their butts off! There is no bigger actor in there, all carry themselves and handle their shit on their own, but I just loved those last two because I hadn't seen a great movie from them in a long time.
I will not spoil even one second of it, I promise. All I can say is that the movie is two and a half hours and the time goes by without you even feeling it. Organized crime has never looked so good. Well, ok, it has - Godfather and Goodfellas, anyone? - but Scorsese gives us a nice screw you I'm doing it different this time. You will leave the theater thinking that you might actually have seen a true story. It is incredibly real. The story is so well written you might wonder if this has any truth to it in some level.
And Jack... My man. Jack. Oh yes, my friends, get ready for Jack in all his glory. No more mister nice guy. Awesome.
I hope you go out and see it. I sure did. There is something about violence that, well, since I work in advertising... I'm not saying that I agree with it. I just understand.
PS: Here in my country Borat is playing first than the US, so I wanted to say two things. First of all. SUCKERS! I GET TO SEE IT FIRST! Second... come and visit us on Friday. I'll write and tell you all about it. Promise.
Posted by Me at 12:20 AM