Nov 3, 2011

Roberto Faenza’s adaptation of Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You was also very nice. It’s a delightful upbeat movie and probably the closest thing to an adaptation of The Catcher in the Rye we’re ever gonna get, as the lead character is basically a gay Holden.
It’s a strange movie though – I’m not even that familiar with Faenza’s Italian works, but from that little I’ve seen this movie doesn’t look like a Faenza movie at all. Of course Faenza was one of those hopeless directors who tried to buy the rights to The Catcher in the Rye for years so maybe he accepted this adaptation because of that, despite it not really being a good fit for his style.
Very good cast too – Marcia Gay Harden is hilarious and the kid is quite remarkable.

Oh, and Deborah Ann Woll is gorgeous. So is Zhang Ziyi. And Noomi Rapace is very pretty too.

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