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Episode 38: Wonder Woman, Wonder Me?

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We spoil Wonder Woman and perhaps a little bit of #OnceUponATime. Listen here! Then we move into a quiz with only one real winner. Special guest, our Floridian Feminist Friend.

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Obsessions

Adi is obsessed with this book and this movie. Chelsea is obsessed with this activity and the accoutrement that accompany it. Joshua is obsessed with this game and this game.

What are you currently obsessed with? Let us know!

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Episode 37: Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

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HBO’s Girls comes back for their final season. It’s an accomplishment for Lena Dunham, the relative nobody who has launched a hundred careers as well as a weekly newsletter tacking a variety of issues. This episode focuses heavily on what happened last season and everything up to episode four of the sixth season. We also throw some theories in there about the the end of the series and the plans that Dunham has for Hannah Horvath. Spoilers ahead!

Let us know what you’re obsessing about by tweeting at us @rhymeetreason or on facebook.com/rhymeetreason.

March is #trypod month. Recommend a podcast to a friend!

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Episode 37: Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Obsessions:

Jeff is obsessed with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABLT6hdgEek

Joshua is obsessed with this show on Hulu.

Adi is obsessed with this movie on Netflix and this art exhibition in Washington D.C.

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Favorite Shows of 2016

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Watching television was rewarding this year.

In no particular order, because how can you really rate things like television shows, I give you my list of shows that I really, really enjoyed.

  • Transparent (Amazon)
    • This show breaks down boundaries and challenges feminist concepts so well. It’s a must-see.
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
    • Short, funny, and sad AF. The best combination.
  • Insecure (HBO)
    • This show keeps things interesting and fresh.
  • Westworld (HBO)
    • The theories that this show produced online kept it interesting, while some of the performances were robotic (!).
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
    • Captivating and comforting.
  • Rectify (Netflix)
    • A meditation on life. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking.
  • Happy Valley and Broad Church (tie) – (Netflix)
    • These detective shows keep you on your toes.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on Hulu/CW app)
    • Excellent, if slightly off-kilter at times, show about how crazy life can get. The songs are great.
  • Stella (UK show on Hulu)
    • Small town show featuring Ruth Jones that makes me long for a different life. In Wales.
  • Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
    • The cartoon show that has nuance, ennui, and puns galore.

Runner-ups

  • The Good Wife (Hulu, Prime)
    • The last season. It was so, so sad to watch it end. And also, kind of crazy.
  • The Crown (Netflix)
    • Fun to watch but very drawn out
  • Catastrophe (Amazon)
    • Season 1 was better
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
    • All over the place, funny at times
  • The People vs. O.J (FX)
    • Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Such a satisfying show.
  • Casual (Amazon)
    • Searing show about a family that can’t get their shit together
  • Broad City (on Hulu)
    • Hilarious, as always
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
    • Great but with some ups and downs
  • O.J.: Made in America (on Hulu)
    • Documentary that gives some great insight

Shows that I loved that I watched in 2016 that were from 2015 and before:

  • Scott and Bailey (Hulu)
    • Detective series with two women, shows the trials and tribulations they go through
  • The Americans (Amazon)
    • It just gets harder and harder out there for some Russian spies
  • Halt and Catch Fire (Netflix)
    • Season two was better than one and all I can say is that the male characters are the worst.
  • You’re the Worst  (Hulu)
    • Hilarious, mean, and touching at times. But mostly hilarious.
  • Mr Robot (Amazon)
    • Season one was thrilling
  • Please Like Me  (Hulu)
    • Australian show, gay characters, like watching Girls with a plot
  • Diary of a  Mad, Fat Teenager  (Hulu)
    • Endearing and real.
  • Being Erica  (Hulu)
    • Recommendation from June Thomas (of Slate). Time travel and a real look at your choices and how they effect you
  • Crashing (Netflix)
    • Fun show, short. Fun.
  • UnReal (Hulu)
    • Such an interesting idea come to life
  • Moone Boy (Hulu)
    • Imaginary friends can get you into trouble.

 

 

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Favorite Shows of 2016

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Watching television was rewarding this year.

In no particular order, because how can you really rate things like television shows, I give you my list of shows that I really, really enjoyed.

  • Transparent (Amazon)
    • This show breaks down boundaries and challenges feminist concepts so well. It’s a must-see.
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
    • Short, funny, and sad AF. The best combination.
  • Insecure (HBO)
    • This show keeps things interesting and fresh.
  • Westworld (HBO)
    • The theories that this show produced online kept it interesting, while some of the performances were robotic (!).
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
    • Captivating and comforting.
  • Rectify (Netflix)
    • A meditation on life. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking.
  • Happy Valley and Broad Church (tie) – (Netflix)
    • These detective shows keep you on your toes.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on Hulu/CW app)
    • Excellent, if slightly off-kilter at times, show about how crazy life can get. The songs are great.
  • Stella (UK show on Hulu)
    • Small town show featuring Ruth Jones that makes me long for a different life. In Wales.
  • Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
    • The cartoon show that has nuance, ennui, and puns galore.

Runner-ups

  • The Good Wife (Hulu, Prime)
    • The last season. It was so, so sad to watch it end. And also, kind of crazy.
  • The Crown (Netflix)
    • Fun to watch but very drawn out
  • Catastrophe (Amazon)
    • Season 1 was better
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
    • All over the place, funny at times
  • The People vs. O.J (FX)
    • Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Such a satisfying show.
  • Casual (Amazon)
    • Searing show about a family that can’t get their shit together
  • Broad City (on Hulu)
    • Hilarious, as always
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
    • Great but with some ups and downs
  • O.J.: Made in America (on Hulu)
    • Documentary that gives some great insight

Shows that I loved that I watched in 2016 that were from 2015 and before:

  • Scott and Bailey (Hulu)
    • Detective series with two women, shows the trials and tribulations they go through
  • The Americans (Amazon)
    • It just gets harder and harder out there for some Russian spies
  • Halt and Catch Fire (Netflix)
    • Season two was better than one and all I can say is that the male characters are the worst.
  • You’re the Worst  (Hulu)
    • Hilarious, mean, and touching at times. But mostly hilarious.
  • Mr Robot (Amazon)
    • Season one was thrilling
  • Please Like Me  (Hulu)
    • Australian show, gay characters, like watching Girls with a plot
  • Diary of a  Mad, Fat Teenager  (Hulu)
    • Endearing and real.
  • Being Erica  (Hulu)
    • Recommendation from June Thomas (of Slate). Time travel and a real look at your choices and how they effect you
  • Crashing (Netflix)
    • Fun show, short. Fun.
  • UnReal (Hulu)
    • Such an interesting idea come to life
  • Moone Boy (Hulu)
    • Imaginary friends can get you into trouble.

 

 

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Rhyme Et Reason Endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President

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Rhyme et Reason endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for president because she is the only candidate fit for the job of governing the country, and maintaining global order however precarious. How novel. The “businessman” Donald J. Trump has no experience that suggests he has the capabilities required for either task–and an arsenal of tweets and soundbites, from this and past decades, proving as much. We’re with her. You should be, as well.

 

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Rhyme Et Reason Endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President

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Rhyme et Reason endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for president because she is the only candidate fit for the job of governing the country, and maintaining global order however precarious. How novel. The “businessman” Donald J. Trump has no experience that suggests he has the capabilities required for either task–and an arsenal of tweets and soundbites, from this and past decades, proving as much. We’re with her. You should be, as well.

 

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Episode 35: It’s a Hard Knox Life

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Amanda Knox was an unknown until her roommate got murdered while she was studying abroad. We talk about the documentary that recently came out on Netflix and then talk about our deepest, darkest obsessions.

Episode 35: It’s a Hard Knox Life

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Rolling Stone article mentioned in the podcast episode. They also had some WTF moments watching the documentary.

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Episode 35: It’s a Hard Knox Life

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Amanda Knox was an unknown until her roommate got murdered while she was studying abroad. We talk about the documentary that recently came out on Netflix and then talk about our deepest, darkest obsessions.

Episode 35: It’s a Hard Knox Life

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

Rolling Stone article mentioned in the podcast episode. They also had some WTF moments watching the documentary.

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Episode 35: It’s a Hard Knox Life

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Amanda Knox was an unknown until her roommate got murdered while she was studying abroad. We talk about the documentary that recently came out on Netflix and then talk about our deepest, darkest obsessions.

Episode 35: It’s a Hard Knox Life

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

Rolling Stone article mentioned in the podcast episode. They also had some WTF moments watching the documentary.

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Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

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Issa Rae’s new show on HBO is Insecure. Plus, obsessions!

Listen here!

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Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
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Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

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Issa Rae’s new show on HBO is Insecure. Plus, obsessions!

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

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Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

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Issa Rae’s new show on HBO is Insecure. Plus, obsessions!

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

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Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

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Issa Rae’s new show on HBO is Insecure. Plus, obsessions!

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

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Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

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Issa Rae’s new show on HBO is Insecure. Plus, obsessions!

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

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Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

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Issa Rae’s new show on HBO is Insecure. Plus, obsessions!

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

Filed under: entertainment, podcast Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

Episode 34: Insecurity Blanket

Source: Ryme et Reason

Issa Rae’s new show on HBO is Insecure. Plus, obsessions!

Listen here!

Subscribe in RSSGoogle Play and iTunes. We host through Podcasts.com.

Tweet at us with your thoughts (@rhymeetreason) and let us know what you’re obsessing about!
Follow Jeffrey, Joshua, and Adi on Twitter.

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By the Sea

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By the Sea was written and directed by Angelina Jolie. The movie follows a couple who are going to vacation in the south of France (which is actually filmed in Malta) and is gorgeous by all accounts. The cliffs, the hotel, the color of the sea, the way that people move and how they are dressed was done very well.

By the Sea

It’s actually less of a holiday than an excuse to go somewhere beautiful and write a little bit, to prove he is a successful writer when he actually feels like an imposter. It’s where Roland (Brad Pitt) is trying to become inspired again after some personal tragedy that is alluded to but not actually spoken about. Turns out, he has a love of the drink as well. They sweep into their hotel room and move things around, setting up the red typewriter that will record a story of some sort.

Vanessa (Jolie) has brought several hats with her to walk along the cliffs and stare out into the blue sea, watching a fisherman every day. Time is an illusion in this film as the same things happen every day. We know that Vanessa is depressed and you can tell that because she doesn’t smile at all , she just reads her book. She languishes in the sun, spies on other people, and appears to be just a fragment of a human being. Her beauty is still evident but it’s in a soul crushing way. I was actually quite intrigued by her in this film. Usually I am not a fan of Jolie. 

Roland is less than sympathetic to her position. There’s another couple who enters the scene and in a strange way serves as the inspiration for Roland’s book that he’s trying to write. To tell you more would be to spoil the film and, in general, the viewer isn’t told details until close to the end of this two hour movie (which can feel longer).

Roland likes to drink at the cafe and is told by a wise Frenchman that he should love his wife. That’s advice. It’s strange to think that this story all came out of Angelina Jolie’s head. The dialogue was pretty tedious and uninspired but the visuals helped it immensely. It’s as if she was trying to recreate something timeless, since it is set in the 70s and is set in France, but ultimately whenever they speak with their American accents, it pulls one right out of the film.

For all the beauty of the setting, the actual meat of the story doesn’t really go very far and can give you the impression that it’s deeper than it really is. It’s trying to show the other side of the iceberg but all we get is the bit sticking outside of the water that is easily ignored.

By the Sea

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By the Sea

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By the Sea was written and directed by Angelina Jolie. The movie follows a couple who are going to vacation in the south of France (which is actually filmed in Malta) and is gorgeous by all accounts. The cliffs, the hotel, the color of the sea, the way that people move and how they are dressed was done very well.

By the Sea

It’s actually less of a holiday than an excuse to go somewhere beautiful and write a little bit, to prove he is a successful writer when he actually feels like an imposter. It’s where Roland (Brad Pitt) is trying to become inspired again after some personal tragedy that is alluded to but not actually spoken about. Turns out, he has a love of the drink as well. They sweep into their hotel room and move things around, setting up the red typewriter that will record a story of some sort.

Vanessa (Jolie) has brought several hats with her to walk along the cliffs and stare out into the blue sea, watching a fisherman every day. Time is an illusion in this film as the same things happen every day. We know that Vanessa is depressed and you can tell that because she doesn’t smile at all , she just reads her book. She languishes in the sun, spies on other people, and appears to be just a fragment of a human being. Her beauty is still evident but it’s in a soul crushing way. I was actually quite intrigued by her in this film. Usually I am not a fan of Jolie. 

Roland is less than sympathetic to her position. There’s another couple who enters the scene and in a strange way serves as the inspiration for Roland’s book that he’s trying to write. To tell you more would be to spoil the film and, in general, the viewer isn’t told details until close to the end of this two hour movie (which can feel longer).

Roland likes to drink at the cafe and is told by a wise Frenchman that he should love his wife. That’s advice. It’s strange to think that this story all came out of Angelina Jolie’s head. The dialogue was pretty tedious and uninspired but the visuals helped it immensely. It’s as if she was trying to recreate something timeless, since it is set in the 70s and is set in France, but ultimately whenever they speak with their American accents, it pulls one right out of the film.

For all the beauty of the setting, the actual meat of the story doesn’t really go very far and can give you the impression that it’s deeper than it really is. It’s trying to show the other side of the iceberg but all we get is the bit sticking outside of the water that is easily ignored.

By the Sea

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By the Sea

Source: Ryme et Reason

By the Sea was written and directed by Angelina Jolie. The movie follows a couple who are going to vacation in the south of France (which is actually filmed in Malta) and is gorgeous by all accounts. The cliffs, the hotel, the color of the sea, the way that people move and how they are dressed was done very well.

By the Sea

It’s actually less of a holiday than an excuse to go somewhere beautiful and write a little bit, to prove he is a successful writer when he actually feels like an imposter. It’s where Roland (Brad Pitt) is trying to become inspired again after some personal tragedy that is alluded to but not actually spoken about. Turns out, he has a love of the drink as well. They sweep into their hotel room and move things around, setting up the red typewriter that will record a story of some sort.

Vanessa (Jolie) has brought several hats with her to walk along the cliffs and stare out into the blue sea, watching a fisherman every day. Time is an illusion in this film as the same things happen every day. We know that Vanessa is depressed and you can tell that because she doesn’t smile at all , she just reads her book. She languishes in the sun, spies on other people, and appears to be just a fragment of a human being. Her beauty is still evident but it’s in a soul crushing way. I was actually quite intrigued by her in this film. Usually I am not a fan of Jolie. 

Roland is less than sympathetic to her position. There’s another couple who enters the scene and in a strange way serves as the inspiration for Roland’s book that he’s trying to write. To tell you more would be to spoil the film and, in general, the viewer isn’t told details until close to the end of this two hour movie (which can feel longer).

Roland likes to drink at the cafe and is told by a wise Frenchman that he should love his wife. That’s advice. It’s strange to think that this story all came out of Angelina Jolie’s head. The dialogue was pretty tedious and uninspired but the visuals helped it immensely. It’s as if she was trying to recreate something timeless, since it is set in the 70s and is set in France, but ultimately whenever they speak with their American accents, it pulls one right out of the film.

For all the beauty of the setting, the actual meat of the story doesn’t really go very far and can give you the impression that it’s deeper than it really is. It’s trying to show the other side of the iceberg but all we get is the bit sticking outside of the water that is easily ignored.

By the Sea

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By the Sea

Source: Ryme et Reason

By the Sea was written and directed by Angelina Jolie. The movie follows a couple who are going to vacation in the south of France (which is actually filmed in Malta) and is gorgeous by all accounts. The cliffs, the hotel, the color of the sea, the way that people move and how they are dressed was done very well.

By the Sea

It’s actually less of a holiday than an excuse to go somewhere beautiful and write a little bit, to prove he is a successful writer when he actually feels like an imposter. It’s where Roland (Brad Pitt) is trying to become inspired again after some personal tragedy that is alluded to but not actually spoken about. Turns out, he has a love of the drink as well. They sweep into their hotel room and move things around, setting up the red typewriter that will record a story of some sort.

Vanessa (Jolie) has brought several hats with her to walk along the cliffs and stare out into the blue sea, watching a fisherman every day. Time is an illusion in this film as the same things happen every day. We know that Vanessa is depressed and you can tell that because she doesn’t smile at all , she just reads her book. She languishes in the sun, spies on other people, and appears to be just a fragment of a human being. Her beauty is still evident but it’s in a soul crushing way. I was actually quite intrigued by her in this film. Usually I am not a fan of Jolie. 

Roland is less than sympathetic to her position. There’s another couple who enters the scene and in a strange way serves as the inspiration for Roland’s book that he’s trying to write. To tell you more would be to spoil the film and, in general, the viewer isn’t told details until close to the end of this two hour movie (which can feel longer).

Roland likes to drink at the cafe and is told by a wise Frenchman that he should love his wife. That’s advice. It’s strange to think that this story all came out of Angelina Jolie’s head. The dialogue was pretty tedious and uninspired but the visuals helped it immensely. It’s as if she was trying to recreate something timeless, since it is set in the 70s and is set in France, but ultimately whenever they speak with their American accents, it pulls one right out of the film.

For all the beauty of the setting, the actual meat of the story doesn’t really go very far and can give you the impression that it’s deeper than it really is. It’s trying to show the other side of the iceberg but all we get is the bit sticking outside of the water that is easily ignored.

By the Sea

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By the Sea

Source: Ryme et Reason

By the Sea was written and directed by Angelina Jolie. The movie follows a couple who are going to vacation in the south of France (which is actually filmed in Malta) and is gorgeous by all accounts. The cliffs, the hotel, the color of the sea, the way that people move and how they are dressed was done very well.

By the Sea

It’s actually less of a holiday than an excuse to go somewhere beautiful and write a little bit, to prove he is a successful writer when he actually feels like an imposter. It’s where Roland (Brad Pitt) is trying to become inspired again after some personal tragedy that is alluded to but not actually spoken about. Turns out, he has a love of the drink as well. They sweep into their hotel room and move things around, setting up the red typewriter that will record a story of some sort.

Vanessa (Jolie) has brought several hats with her to walk along the cliffs and stare out into the blue sea, watching a fisherman every day. Time is an illusion in this film as the same things happen every day. We know that Vanessa is depressed and you can tell that because she doesn’t smile at all , she just reads her book. She languishes in the sun, spies on other people, and appears to be just a fragment of a human being. Her beauty is still evident but it’s in a soul crushing way. I was actually quite intrigued by her in this film. Usually I am not a fan of Jolie. 

Roland is less than sympathetic to her position. There’s another couple who enters the scene and in a strange way serves as the inspiration for Roland’s book that he’s trying to write. To tell you more would be to spoil the film and, in general, the viewer isn’t told details until close to the end of this two hour movie (which can feel longer).

Roland likes to drink at the cafe and is told by a wise Frenchman that he should love his wife. That’s advice. It’s strange to think that this story all came out of Angelina Jolie’s head. The dialogue was pretty tedious and uninspired but the visuals helped it immensely. It’s as if she was trying to recreate something timeless, since it is set in the 70s and is set in France, but ultimately whenever they speak with their American accents, it pulls one right out of the film.

For all the beauty of the setting, the actual meat of the story doesn’t really go very far and can give you the impression that it’s deeper than it really is. It’s trying to show the other side of the iceberg but all we get is the bit sticking outside of the water that is easily ignored.

By the Sea

Filed under: movies By the Sea