“Quietly Devastating”

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That phrase came from a review of Zadie Smith’s recent novel NW but could as easily be applied to two movies I’ve been wanting to see for a while but – based on the reviews – couldn’t quite face.Revolutionary Road, Blue Valentine and NW  all deal with the theme of human entrapment: socially, emotionally, mentally… What do we do if we don’t like our lives? How many people soldier on, and how many take steps to change things? How much suffering can people stand before they say enough’s enough? Great movies. Great book.

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