Film: The Railway Man (drama)

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Year: 2013
Recommended: On the fence.

This film based on the true story of the British army officer Eric Lomax started pretty well with a charming Colin Firth and the gorgeous Nicole Kidman as the main actors. The first scenes make you believe in true love and how exciting the idea of finding your soul mate in the least imagined places is.

Throughout the movie, the plot changes to a harrowing story of a troubled war survivor. This film had the potential of being a remarkable piece of art; however, I think it was poorly directed, and Colin Firth’s acting was average.

Even though Colin Firth is one of my favourite actors, I think he should stick to romantic comedies. Somehow, I don’t think drama is an appropriate area for him. On the other hand, I think a GOOD actor should be flexible enough to change hats according to the story, don’t you think?. Anyway, two critical teachings of the film: 

  • Don’t lose hope as it makes you feel alive
  • To be free, we should face our demons while forgiving others and ourselves.

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