In the loop (2009)

A worth seeing movie, combining several characteristics. Like in software development (!) there are are several tiers: the first one, is the one of comedy. You’ re going to have quite some laughs there (I did at least!). The language used, the incidents that occur, the whole story is really hilarious. The second one relates to the characters of the people portrayed. They are for real, as in all British films. They will remind you of our politicians, employees, citizens. The third one, dealing with the fictitious (?) incidents of the story is the one that really hurts: how much might be true out of this?

My rating: 08 / 10

An education (2009)

A British film by Lone Scherfig which defines once more the word authenticity. Its characters are real, the problems and reactions to them are found in everyday life. It is located in the past, but if one talks with a teenager he/she will (surprisingly?) find that the same problems roam in its mind today.

It is an amazing film. There are scenes, like the one where the camera shows the student’s feet dancing in the rhythm of music, that are really wonderful. Other scenes which have their strength coming from the scenario, like the one where Carey Mulligan states her opinion about the “message” that school’s teachers pass to the students, with tears in her eyes that really swept me away.

It talks about choices one makes in the course of life, how one thing may lead to another, how even a brilliant mind, in the course of re-inventing the wheel may be led astray. Do not miss it!

My rating: 10 / 10