The Unbearable Lightness of Being

I have to admit that I had higher hopes for this movie.  It aspired to be an epic and it just never reached that level of storytelling.  There are a lot of parallels to Cold War but that was a FAR superior movie.  Juliet Binoche was very good playing a character that did not require a lot of range.  Daniel Day-Lewis was…. odd?   At different times his accent sounded like The Count from Sesame Street or John Travolta.  The best thing about this movie was easily Lena Olin.

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Movie title: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Movie description: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

Date published: 2021-04-06

Director(s): Philip Kaufman

Actor(s): Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Stellan Skarsgård, Erland Josephson, Pavel Landovský, Donald Moffat, Daniel Olbrychski, Tomek Bork, Bruce Myers, Pavel Slabý, Pascale Kalensky, Jacques Ciron, Anne Lonnberg, László Szabó, Vladimír Valenta, Clovis Cornillac, Consuelo De Haviland, Leon Lissek

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

My Review

I have to admit that I had higher hopes for this movie.  It aspired to be an epic and it just never reached that level of storytelling.  There are a lot of parallels to Cold War but that was a FAR superior movie.  Juliet Binoche was very good playing a character that did not require a lot of range.  Daniel Day-Lewis was…. odd?   At different times his accent sounded like The Count from Sesame Street or John Travolta.  The best thing about this movie was easily Lena Olin.

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