Sunday, July 16, 2006

Stay

My post about Stay may be my shortest about a movie yet. And that's a shame, because this movie is so great that it deserves lengthy discussion regarding it's plot, the visual way the story is told by director Marc Forster and the incredible acting by stars Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling and Naomi Watts. Problem is, there isn't much I can say about the movie without giving away spoilers. And believe me, you don't want the spoilers...You want to enjoy this movie moment by moment, and allow the film to reveal itself to you. It is that satisfying.

Stay is a rare gem: a movie I hadn't heard much about, didn't consider seeing in a theater and didn't know what to expect when I hit "play." Like similar gems from years past--movies like Memento, or The Sixth Sense, for example--Stay keeps you thinking long after the credits end. The most basic part of the plot, which involves psychiatrist McGregor trying to help Gosling, his patient in crisis, is all you need to know for starters. But don't get too wrapped up in that dynamic, cause you soon realize that all is not what it seems.

If you take my advice and see this movie, stick around a few moments into the credits for a hauntingly beautiful song. And let me know what you think of Stay...I really wanna talk about it! ****

By the way, if you want spoilers, they are here...and here. (But, you don't...Trust me.)

3 comments:

Hoyt said...

I trust you and I've added Stay to the top of my Q.

The Film Geek said...

Hoyt, I hope your trust is not misplaced! But, I really believe you will love this movie. It moved me unlike any movie since Crash.

Ian C. said...

This is in my queue, too. I meant to see it at the theater, because what I'd read about it sounded so intriguing. Yet it wasn't there long, and the studio either wasn't interested or had no clue as to how to market it.

How many films, by the way, suffer from that kind of marketing ineptness? C'mon, just sell that cast!