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Movie Review: The Girl In The Cafe

Rating: Buy It Used


This movie has a lot of the attributes of a movie I like in my collection. It is a small movie without big stars and there is a good chance that guests wouldn't have seen it. It has a quirky feel to it as an unlikely romance slowly develops.

Rating: Buy It Used


This movie has a lot of the attributes of a movie I like in my collection. It is a small movie without big stars and there is a good chance that guests wouldn't have seen it. It has a quirky feel to it as an unlikely romance slowly develops.

I really liked the relationship between the two leads. Both awkward and shy in their own way. I thought that part of the movie worked very well.

The part I didn't like as much was the world politics angle. The movie makes some good points but has a relatively naive view that the G8 countries could eliminate world poverty tomorrow with the wave of their collective hand. If that message isn't too subtle they drive it home with on the DVD with a video called "One" where we get to hear people like Bono tell us all we have to do is raise our voice. If the stars in the video would each commit 10% of their annual salary...

No exceptional audio features, special effects or even any really good visuals. Just a small film with a nice little story. I has a similar feel to Lost In Translation but I don't think it works quite as well.

So overall I liked it. They did leave some open questions in the ending so you have to decide for yourself what happened. So I will hang on to this, it might take a repeat viewing to get everything out of it.