29 January, 2006
F/BF (Flatmate/Best Friend) and I went to see 'Memoirs of a Geisha' on Saturday.
We both loved the book, and perhaps this was partly the reason the film flopped a bit for us. To be honest, I was really quite disappointed. The best I can say about it is that it looked pretty.
Reasons why I thought it wasn't very good:
1. Although the book was written in English, the film spoken in English felt wrong.
2. Most of the leading actors in the film were Chinese, playing Japanese characters... probably because the actors were 'famous' with Western audiences (via films like 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon').
3. It was waaaaaaaayy to long.
I should have known I wasn't going to like it. It was directed by Rob Marshall (of 'Chicago' fame... which I thought was shit) and produced by Steven Spielberg. (nuff said).