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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

the brave one



Directed by Neil Jordan, The Brave One has become the best action-drama movie I have ever seen. It was released in 2007 and became immediately one of the movies that you had to see. It was only nominated for a Golden Globe, but this definitely doesn't mean it was awful. The main characters are played by Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard.

The plot is not that original. Jodie Foster is Erika Bain, a 30 year old woman working in a radio station, who is very soon to get married. One day she goes on a walk with her fiance and they are attacked by a gang in a park. As a result her boyfriend is killed and she is bitten until she passes out. When she recovers and finds out about her beloved's death she is totally shocked in the first place. After that she takes the law into her hands and buys a gun seeking for revenge. Will she be able to become the woman she had been before the attack or she will for ever be a stranger to herself? Watch this incredible film to find out.

What I trully loved in this film was Jodie Foster's acting. She was totally under the skin of her character, Erica. You were able to see the despair and anger in her eyes. She was just aussume. Of course, it would be a shame if we didn't mention Terrence Howard,who played the cap that helps Erica mentally and practically. Another thing I liked was the music. It wasn't original, but at least it suited the scenes very well. I shall also mention the directing, which I think made the movie that interesting and believable. As for the plot, well it wasn't something new, it was the same old story, but still this story has become a classic.

I shall recommend it mainly to adults and definitely not to children or young teenagers, because some scenes are very violent nad brutal. On the other hand if you love action movies, thrillers and lot of drama this is the perfect movie for you. So, enjoy!

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