October 07, 2005

A New Leaf

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A New Leaf
3 out of 5 stars
The first thing that I want to mention about this film is that while the rolling the credits at the end, I noticed it said "jewels courtesy of Cartier". Hehe, anything related to fashion makes me happy.
The plot of this film is quite simple. One man, used to be rich, but one day he realises that he's spent all of his money. To continue the luxury life that he's already quite used to, he decided to marry a rich woman. This part reminds me a little of the Titanic. Very soon he found this "ideal" woman for the position of his wife — who is single, rich and most importantly, naive. Things go very well between them too and after about a week or so, they get married. The climax comes while he is trying to kill his wife. They go into the river for adventure alone on their honeymoon, and they both fell in the water. He can swim and get on the bank quickly, but she can't, and she is brought away by the water and going toward the edge of a fall. He decides to seize this opportunity, but while leaving, he saw some little plant, which is discovered a few days ago by his wife and has been names after his. Without any doubt the finale comes as he turns back to save his wife and live together happily, suppose. The closing shot is quite funny cause it sort of borrowed the cliche scene of the Western genre, they are walking away into the sunset. The difference is, in Westerns, the hero always walks away alone while in this film they've got company.
To me, this is a nice comedy, with conflict, yet not too heavy. The acting is sometimes extraordinary, like thefunny scene while the wife is trying on some greek style gown but it's totally reasonable and seem very natural while considering the characters.
The film paints life, shows distance and intimacy, and provides entertainment.

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