FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON REVIEWED
“From The Land of the Moon” follows Marion Cotillard playing a woman wanting to choose who she marries. Naturally, her parents aren’t having it. So, they marry her off to a Spanish farmer who really loves her. She mopes and hides from him until she gets sent to a hospital for kidney stone treatment. That’s where she meets a wounded French soldier and her life changes. It’s a modern French film, so expect the kinda angst that mid 90s Miramax used to conjure.
Marion Cotillard continues to be an amazing actress. What could’ve been a dud to other actresses becomes a well-acted meh to Cotillard. She mines the best for her character, as the audience is left to wonder why they keep rooting for a pouting woman. The men in her life are supportive, but treated like garbage as she goes on a wild cock hunt. She’s a sexually charged independent woman and that is fine. It’s still not an excuse to be rude to people that care about you.
In an age where civility is daily traded for making a statement, it’s no wonder that such attitudes are ruining our fiction.
- 2.40:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1