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post Apr 15 2015, 06:47 PM
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Despite not being overly long, I thought this felt like it kept going on without knowing when it was going to end because of "[...] months later" being used multiple times.

Good performances from the leads, some nice slight humour but I thought the flashback scenes were stronger than the rest of the movie. I found the chase scene exciting in what was otherwise a film verging on the dull.

Also thought the wife was a bit pointless.
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post Sep 13 2015, 09:36 PM
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"Woman in Gold" is a courtroom drama which was released in my country’s cinemas over four months ago! The protagonist of the film is the famous and acclaimed actress Helen Mirren, who worked for the first time with the famous actor Ryan Reynolds. The film was originally screened in the Berlinale Special Galas of the Berlin International Film Festival and made its official premiere in America in the first week of April! I wanted very much to see the "Woman in Gold" because on the one hand I'm a big fan of Helen Mirren and secondly, I always find stories more interesting when they are based on true events!
"Woman in Gold" has to do with the litigation brought on by Marie Altman, a Jew, against the Austrian government, which ending lasted for about a decade! Altman claimed her family relics, which were stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War and after the defeat of Nazi Germany ended up in the Museum of Vienna. Among them was the famous painting by Klimt, «Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I» or "Woman in Gold". Ally to Altman, Randol (Randy) Schoenberg, is a persistent but not a very well experienced lawyer, will stand by her side until the end of the legal battle. However, they will encounter many obstacles. The British director Simon Curtis has used many flashbacks throughout the course of the film, which incredibly combined with shots of today and made sure to convey in the most convincing way the particular story on screen. He did a nice job while the screenwriter Alexi Kaye Campbell added some funny and cynical dialogues between the two protagonists, who created a pleasant atmosphere although it was a very moving event. In this way, the director avoided all the kinds of clichés which typically are found in similar movies. The interpretation of Helen Mirren was excellent once again while Ryan Reynolds stood worthy to her side. I think it is already one of the most special collaborations of the year! "Woman in Gold" also had elaborate montage, very beautiful photography, outstanding art direction and wonderful soundtrack by Hans Zimmer! It's a very powerful story that has to do with justice and injustice, the past with the present and the great emotional value acquired by the family objects with the passage of time! I do not think that there were many spectators who didn’t tear up with this movie. What happened to Marie Altman is just one of thousands of cases pending unfortunately even today.
"Woman in Gold" is definitely one of my favorite movies in recent years! It is a very meticulous production, evolving interest without tiring the audience. It has received a very good rating from IMDb users (7.4), although, for me, it is worth much more! I did not expect it would be so good, so I would say -without exaggeration- that is one of the films which pleasantly surprised me this year! I highly recommend it to everyone!

I totally loved the soundtrack!

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