Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Forsythe Saga

Movie: The Forsythe Saga
Like/Don't Like: I wanted to stick my head in the oven through most of it but I actually liked it in the end

Wow, this is a long one. I'm just telling you this because you might want to break it up into a few viewings. It's like 7 hours long. And there are very few likable characters. And it's the likable ones that all the bad things happen to. And yet it a very fascinating character study. The main character, Soames Forsythe, is incredibly complex and had the ability to make you feel sorry for him and then hate him and then back to feeling sorry and then scratching your head at his actions and then laughing at him. You don't ever like him but you certainly go through almost every other emotion because of him. It kept me going through all the sad stuff.


Liz W. said...

I completely agree with you! I would have joined you in the oven.

Amanda said...

I third the head in the oven motion. I have a horrible memory but I remember Soames! Horrible guy. So desperate and nasty. The epitome of 'if I can't have it, no one should.'