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|09.23.10||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2010|
I didn't see A Fish Story last year despite Victor and everyone else saying how great it was. I did watch the song performance at the end but without the film to put it in context I was a little lost. But still, based on the reputation of that film I thought I'd see this.
I'm really happy that I did. I had no clue what it was gonna be but it ended up as a Hitchcockian innocent-man thriller filled with great acting and spectacular writing and solid direction. It made me almost choke up as well, which can be tough to do with subtitles and surrounded by tough film festival buddies.
Maybe the thing I like the most about this movie is that Good wins. It's one of those It's A Wonderful Life films where... despite the odds, thanks to the main guy being a good guy and having good friends, things work out alright. A very human optimistic movie, which I found pretty refreshing. I mean, even the creepy serial killer turns out to be like Dexter on happy pills... way more moral than anyone who was ever in an Abel Ferrara movie ever.
So I pretty much loved this. In contrast to Enter the Void, this 140 minutes flew by for me. Awesome.