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(461) 4.6 85 min 2020

The Roads Not Taken is a movie starring Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, and Branka Katic. Sally Potter's film follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning), as he floats through alternate lives...

Starring
Salma Hayek, Elle Fanning, Branka Katic, Javier Bardem
Genres
Drama
Director
Sally Potter

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Drama
Director Sally Potter
Writer Sally Potter
Stars Salma Hayek, Elle Fanning, Branka Katic, Javier Bardem
Country UK, Sweden, USA
Also Known As Molly, Niewybrane drogi
Runtime 1H 25M
Description Sally Potter's film follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning), as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.

Top reviews

Tuesday, 06 Oct 2020 23:59

Roles are interchangeable and there is a tendency to exaggerate them, in this case, in the negative sense, but that doesn't detract from the film. Michael Caine plays a banker who is falsely accused of murdering his wife and goes on trial. All of the roles are relevant to the story. Caine is brilliant and the most likable character. Robert De Niro is the cop who is trying to prove Caine's guilt and the bookish Richard Gere is the personification of the classic good-guy-comes-to-the-idea-of-good-guy. Robert Duvall is the jury man who likes to know the truth and, at times, is a little too eager to believe the prosecution. The four are put in the same scene and the prosecutor is Tom Sizemore (Tom Wilkinson), who is also a detective who, at the beginning, gives the good-guy-comes-to-the-idea-of-good-guy a little too much credibility. As they find out more about each other, Sizemore's role becomes more interesting and he becomes more sympathetic. This is an interesting film because it doesn't take the easy way out. The first time we see them together is when the detectives are investigating the crime scene and Sizemore says to his partner, "I can't believe that guy! I mean, come on, he killed his wife!" De Niro's comments are correct, but it isn't until later in the film that we are fully aware of this detail. The picture is also full of good dialogue. One scene that sticks in my mind is when the sheriff is leaving the crime scene and he says, "I am sorry to be the sheriff of the county that allowed the murder of his wife." One has to think that the film makers were trying to make an emotional statement about the criminality of certain groups of people and that the sheriff's remarks were his attempt to comfort himself. The only other point that I would make is that this film is not a true crime story. There is not enough evidence to prove that the sheriff committed the crime. The prosecution is trying to prove his guilt by using the eyewitnesses and his own testimony. If the police had not arrested the couple in the car and then caught the couple on the highway, it is quite possible that the sheriff would not have been convicted. I'm not sure why the film makers made the scene with De Niro and De Niro and Gere in the diner, but I guess that it served as a sort of commentary about the glamour of the prison system and the problems that it can bring to a person. In the end, I think the film makes a point about the darker side of the human condition and how those who are different tend to fall into it. I give it a 7 out of 10.
Friday, 02 Oct 2020 10:04

It's amazing how some films can still have lasting effects, even decades after the viewing. Such is the case with The Road Home. While it's not a great film by any means, it's still incredibly moving and remains a fascinating and important film that will stay with you for years to come. The Road Home (2015) is the tale of a young man named Peter (Kurt Russell) who is stranded on a small Oregon island when his car breaks down, and after he runs out of money, he takes a bus across the island to New York City. On the way, he falls in love with the love of his life (Kerry Washington) who is a waiter at the local diner and a man of few words. Eventually, Peter comes to a stop and is attacked by a dog, but instead of calling the police, he calls for help, the local sheriff (Matt Damon) does nothing and takes no action and nothing happens. The first thing that happens is that Peter gets a cab and a boat driver named Henry (Tommy Lee Jones) tells him to go to the police station. Instead, Peter takes the taxi, and the next thing that happens is that Peter drives to a motel, and there, Henry offers him a ride. Peter says that he can stay there overnight, and Henry agrees to take him to New York City. Later that day, Peter is told that the police have given up their investigation and Henry says that it will be a few days, so Peter drives himself and Henry to New York City, where he meets Henry's girlfriend (Charlize Theron) and they begin their journey to find their way back to Portland. This is a movie that will stick with you, whether you're 18 years old or 81 years old. Russell plays Peter, and he is a wonderful character, an adult, who is just trying to find a way back to life. But the two most interesting parts of the film are the two young actors who play the characters of Henry and Peter's friend Tony (Will Smith) who is a former Vietnam War veteran and a New York City police officer. Smith plays Tony, a man who was a rookie on the police force, and he and Theron share a great chemistry on screen and it is obvious that Smith and Theron have a great friendship, and their relationship is very engaging and touching. In the same respect, Russell plays Peter, a man who has come to terms with his past and tries to find a way to a better life, and also deals with his own struggles. Theron plays a woman who is working at the diner that Peter ends up at, and it is clear that she is just an ordinary diner waitress, but she also has her own life and a relationship with Henry. The two actors do such an incredible job on the screen, that their scenes together are always worth watching. There are many great things about The Road Home. First, the great acting, the great directing, the great cinematography


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