May 3 05

Last night i went to see The Interpreter.
It was surprisingly entertaining.
Mind you, i was distracted by the fact that Nicole Kidman’s birdlike legs are about as tall as Sean Penn and the fact that her hair was in a different place each time the camera cut to her and the fact that her “African” accent didn’t sound a bit African to me.

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but, both Nicole Kidman’s evasive translator of mystery and Sean Penn’s grimly brokenhearted federal agent were convincing. They had just the right mix of tension and chemistry. Granted, there are some plot holes and moments that i had to suspend belief, but i thought it was a genuine political thriller – complete with a little romance, a little intrigue, and a little comic relief.


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