Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Greatest, Movie Review

A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

I found this movie by accident, while I was searching the filmology of the actors. The trailer triggered my interest and I knew that I had to watch this one.

The movie tells the story of a family that lost its teenage son in a car accident. Their life is difficult because of this lost and it gets more difficult when a teenage girl knocks their door and announces that she's pregnant by their dead son. The problems in the family are many. The mother due to her grieve has forgotten to take care of her family and has focused on the last person who had spoken to her son before he died. The father is trying to be strong for everyone and to balance his work and his family. And their second child don't really know what to feel and what to do to deal with everything that's going on in his house.

The movie itself is really good. Every character is realising by its own that the other member of the family is gone and in different time periods during the movie, which made it really interesting. Something else also interesting about the directing part is the way the story flows. I though that the movie would be presented from the beggining to the end, from the way the kids are meeting to the car accident to the life of the family. But there are two stories presented. The grieve of the family after the accident and the story of the teens' relationship. The unique thing is that even though the story of the family is following a straight line, the story of the teens is presented from the end to the beggining at flashes of the girls thoughts. It may sound a little weird, but I really liked it and it suited the movie.

All in all, I believe that it's a great movie and I do recommend it to you all. It was a little sad and I caught myself to weep at some point. I really wish to not have the opportunity to face this type of tragedy in my life.


  1. Sounds like a really good movie. I don't think i can manage to watch it without crying though. And i hate Pierce Brosnan. So...i will pass :)

  2. well i didn't like this movie, not because it was sad but because it was very slow and the story was just about facts, i didn't feel connected to the characters. Also i didn't like the performances, from those actors i expected more..


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