Monday, April 5, 2010

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: The Stoning of Soraya M

The title says it all. If this movie doesn’t bring you to tears (or at least close to it), you have no heart. This is one of the most powerful films I have ever seen. I had to stop and take a break twice during the movie and almost threw up once. The images really are that strong (the film begins with Soraya’s aunt collecting some of her bones by the river!). I respect the actors simply for being able to participate in this movie! It definitely achieved its goal of bringing to light some of the atrocities that happen in our world. It was a well-executed, engrossing film. I can’t call it “good”, because I felt so horrified and sick by the end that “good” was too bright of an adjective. Worth a watch, but proceed with caution!

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