Thursday, January 29, 2009

Movie: Love in the Time of Cholera

Awhile back we read the book Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and were recommended the movie, but it took us this long to get around to it. I guess we have more business on our plates than previously supposed.

This movie is beautiful. The scenery is breath-taking, and the cinematography is incredible. The film follows the book fairly closely, though losing some details about the younger generations, an understandable cut considering the movie was already 2.5 hours long! Fermina and Florentino were lovers in their youth and while she moved on, falling in love with another man, he never forgot about her and spent his entire life waiting for her. When finally her husband died, he swept in from the wings where he had sat for more than fifty years. It's a story about marriage, sex, patience, sacrifice, and above all, love.

Quick vote: We really liked this movie and it is definitely one of the most beautiful movies we have ever seen.

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