Days and Nights

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5 out of 5 stars
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A disastrous holiday weekend unfolds when an ailing New England patriarch's family comes for a visit.

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It took most of the weekend to pull myself together after reflecting over the amazing experience of seeing this beautiful and haunting film. I could barely speak out STUNNED when an audience member next to me asked me how I had liked it..I could not say another word for fear of bursting in to sobs. I can't actually recall an experience like that before. I had an ache where one thinks his heart is and isn't from the opening scene. It was brilliant as to how many stories where being told...not just the obvious, but the undercurrent of painful love amongst everyone. Of course, the writing was magnificent, but the changes were brilliant...the Eagle, the 1984 period setting...amazing metaphors. I was absolutely stunned by the ensemble of actors and their brilliance and reality, especially Katie Holmes with her quiet desperate life and then realization when she may lose it.  The painful and complicated love between every character was almost overwhelming but balanced by the humor, which is often the case in real life. The stunning set and beautiful cinematography startles one from the outset with the lake shot, and The Visconti like use of lighting and color was something I have NOT experienced since...well Visconti. The moving camera from window to window initially sets up the vignettes that the entire film revolves around and tells the story. So complicated in subject, so real in presentation. I could spend hours talking about this film and far more than writing about  it.  What an achievement....what a piece of art....what an accomplishment from a first time director. the first real FILM I have seen in many many years. most importantly it will impact and change peoples lives.  It did mine.

 -J Chaloner