Friday, January 23, 2009

Not what I expected


I recently went to see "Defiance" with Eric, and I'm not quite sure what I expected, and am still unclear if I liked the movie.

I am so used to the sexy Mr. Bond image that it was very hard for me to wrap my head around him as the leader of forest Jewish community. This story was one I had never heard of before, and always related the tales of the Holocaust with 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'Schindler's List.'

It takes place in Belarussian forest with the Nazis advancing on one side, while the Russians are on the other. My heart ached for this family, and community, to survive each time they were attacked and forced to relocate & rebuild.

This is based on a true story, and while I would recommend seeing this lesser known perspective, you won't be missing anything if you wait for it to come out on DVD.

9 comments:

Jillene said...

I am waiting to see it until it is in the Redbox!!

Kristina P. said...

I've been wanting to see this. Love me some Daniel Craig.

I'm probably going to see Slumdog Millionarie next weekend.

Queenie Jeannie said...

OH YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

That's MY boyfriend you're posting about hun! But it's cool; Thomas knows all about him, lol!

Wendyburd1 said...

I will wait for DVD probably, I thought that this story about a bunch of brothers sounded interesting, but if you can't say IF you liked it...I dunno.

Mary said...

It was interesting...but you definitely won't be missing anything if you wait for it to come out on DVD.

Vic and Al said...

oh i wanted to see this movie- thanks for the perspective!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Your thoughts make sense so I shall wait. We saw Gran Terrino and it was excellent.

blueviolet said...

Thanks for the review! I'll wait to see it on dvd then. I love hearing people's perspectives.

Mrs. Jacqueline said...

Hubs and I really enjoyed this one- and how can you not <3 Daniel Craig?