Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Everything Is Illuminated
I love this movie. Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer (which I did not read), and starring Elijah Wood, this film about an odd Jewish man who travels to the Ukraine to find the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis is cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Fiddler on the Roof. Minus the shmaltzy music. Unless you think Gypsy Punk is shmaltzy.
If you like quirky films that are a little left of the beaten path, give it a try.