26 September 2006

Everything is Illuminated

Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Kind of independenty, but it involves Elijah Wood, Liev Schreiber, and Warner, so not really. Definitely recommend it. Off beat sense of humor mixed in with tragedy and mild political commentary .

Summary: Eccentric "collector", Jonathan Safran Foer (Elijah Wood) goes to Ukraine in search of the woman that saved his grandfather's life in WWII. Lead by Alex (an Ali G. with heart), a hip hop and "Negro" (his word, not mine!) loving translator, Alex's "blind" grandfather, and their "seeing eye bitch", Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. Ultimately, JonFren and company embark on a "rigid search", confront buried secrets, question famliy histories, and -- everything is illuminated.

Rent it.

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