Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: "Rabbit-Proof Fence"

MOVIE REVIEW: "Rabbit-Proof Fence"

I had no expectations for this movie. A friend recommended and said nothing further. Of course, in retrospect, this movie is so the type of movie that he would recommend.

First let me say that I really enjoyed the film. The child actors were wonderful. Having recently seen "Slumdog Millionaire" and those child actors, I really marvel at what they do on screen.

For a minute, I thought of the film as just telling a story, but to learn that the film is based on a book that is based on someone's real life is astounding. Even to read the credits at the end of the movie as to what happened to the real-life people left me with a slack mouth.

It's amazing how race is dealt with and has been dealt with - not just in the United States, but around the globe. In the case of "Rabbit-Proof Fence", the efforts to stamp out a race went way too far and for too long. Racial superiority can't go away fast enough for me.

I love the girls resiliency. Though in my opinion the film did not fully highlight their struggles in the wild. I had anticipated that they would encounter some wild animals - or is that just my ignorance?

This is an awesome film and only about 90 minutes. Check it out.

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At 11:13 AM, Blogger DeBerry and Grant said...

It is a great, heartwrenching movie. In a similar vein--did you see Whale Rider?

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Radiogirl said...

Oh, I did not see "Whale Rider" though I meant to see it. I will add it to my list. Thanks much.


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