“For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.” —Eugene V. Debs
Yup. Even with the cringe worthy moments, it told a story well, and the characters were well done. I didn't see Crazy Heart, but Renner did a better job than I expected. In fact, all of the acting was better than I expected.
Hurt Locker didn't make me think, wasn't fun and made my head hurt with excessive shakeycam. I found myself not really caring about any character and the biggest emotion it got out of me was sheer annoyance at the crap the main character was always pulling. I'm aware that lots of people who know more about movies that I do thought it was great. I didn't get it. But I'm still glad it beat Avatar.That said, my entire theater was bawling at "Up," "A Serious Man" was on some level miserable to watch but was so well put together that I couldn't take my eyes of the screen, and I thought "District 9" was one of the most thoughtful movies I'd seen in years. CC