Friday, May 8, 2009

Samson & Delilah

Again, I'm going to leave it to my good friend Gerard at Celluloid Tongue to write a comprehensive review of this film, but I will say that, harrowing as the experience of watching it was, I loved this film. It was honest, brutal, and surprisingly quiet. The two main characters barely speak to each other at all. Such a beautiful portrayal of the communication problems that can be such a huge part of adolescence.

This film deserves to do well, simply because it is such a wonderful story so beautifully told. I have a horrible feeling that it will not do very well commercially, just because it is so honest with its material, but I'm hoping to at least get a couple more bums on seats for this film by mentioning it here. Please go and see it. Even if it's not the happiest experience you have in a cinema, it will certainly be one of the most worthwhile.


  1. I really want to see this film! I think it looks like one of those flicks that makes an impression.

  2. "honest, brutal, and surprisingly quiet."

    What a neat, perfect articulation. And how incredible that at least two of the greatest films of 2009 will be Australian - S&D and Mary and Max...

  3. What an exciting prospect that is!

  4. I saw a review on this film and they were saying how absolutely amazing it is.

    I will go and see it soon as it looks like the kind of film I would enjoy.

    I lived in an outback community when I was 20. It was only for a while but a real eye opener!