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Three children, two sisters and a brother, grow up believing that the boundaries of their luxury residence are the boundaries of the real world. The whole action takes place within the narrow limits of their villa where they live with their parents and the fences that surrounds it. The father is the family leader, he decides and forms all the rules that everybody has to follow including his wife and himself. The villa is actually a prison that was build by the parents to protect their children from what they think will destroy their children’s life- real world! This is their goal…none of the children should understand that over the fence, there is another, different, free life. And they succeed!
The film is highly allegorical. Nothing is what it seems to be, words loose their real meaning. Music, history, nature, technology, sex and love, everything is different in that microcosm. The children don’t know what’s outside, they are afraid of the outside world. If they disobey the rules the punishment that follows is heavy…even death….
And all you need to manipulate someone so that growing up will believe in a different reality is a lie… A lie made up by the father and with the help of the mom, that has an incredible ability of persuasion every freedom is lost, the ability of thinking is lost. You just obey. And as I said all you need is a lie and money…..

I know I know…।! The star movie of this year’s festival is Robin Hood and yes I only write about films I have already watched but the truth is that I heard so much about this movie and so many critics love to hate it that I had to find out what the hell is it about।
The film is competing for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It premiered at Cannes on May 17 2010. It’s directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams and Babel films that I like by the way)
It’s the story of Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a depressed single dad, a man involved in illegal activity who is confronted by an old childhood friend, who is now a police officer. Contains enough narrative ingredients for at least half a dozen derivative stories including cancer, divorce, mourning, fatherhood, illegal business, accidental death, and supernatural gifts! Uxbal, sensing the danger of death, tries to reconcile with love and save his children, as he tries to save himself.
“Is this real?” The question lingers in each scene that follows as the critics say…
As I many others were intrigued, so Biutiful, filled the huge hall of Grand Théâtre Lumière with reporters eager to sink their teeth in the history of this poor father of two children.
I will sure watch the film just to find out what Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu created this time and why this character had to suffer so much. Will I sympathize him? Will I hate him? We’ll see…

All of the good stuff that you are going to hear about this movie is true. Any bad stuff you hear is not.
The film opens by announcing it will not be a typical love story and it is a rare movie that begins by telling us how it will end. This is in fact what makes you wonder WHAT? WHY? What went so wrong?
500 Days of Summer is a well written, fresh and modern film.
He is Tom, a greeting card writer with a profound faith in love. She is Summer, an independent, vision of a woman who thinks love is as fictional as Santa Claus. The story moves backwards and forwards through time and uses a day counter to help us keep track of where we are witch in my opinion makes it more exciting. And I shouldn’t forget the music! The music is in my opinion one of the factors that makes this film even better. I sure bought the soundtrack witch reminded me the Juno soundtrack. (Also one of my fav). The end leaves you with a bitter sweet taste but also some positive thoughts about your self and life in general.
This film is not this weeks release and I don’t know why I watched it so late but I’m glad I finally did, especially because I am facing some kind of emotional trouble right now and it really gave me some unexpected answers. 500 Days of Summer is the best romantic comedy since I don’t know when…..There, I said it…..( and no I’m not a woman! )

The movie is Nominated for 2 Golden Globes