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(Review originally written at 22 August 2009)

Every now and then I come across a movie that I found truly genuinely annoying to watch. Coicidence or not, these type of movies also often star Kate Winslet.

Well, let me just say that Kate Winslet is a great young actress, who often impresses with her roles and has won many awards, even at a still very young age already. I just wished she would stop in playing in these sort of semi-artistic and deep dramatic movies. They just annoy me with everything in it.

The movie just never really got to me, as it featured a distant story, set in a strange foreign country, with a completely different culture. As a cultural movie this movie does have its strong points and it also is insightful and refreshing seeing this movie shed some light on the Muslim culture, in Morroco, without prejudices. It's an open movie, that tries to create some understanding and handles its with respect, even though you still won't sympathize for with just everything.

Just problem is its overall story and main character. It's a young mother who in my opinion selfishly drags along her 2 young daughters with her to a strange and far off country, with a culture that is potentially dangerous for the young girls and women in general. They don't really have any money and the mother doesn't act very responsible, by getting her and her daughters and trouble and mingle in with dangerous men. How can I enjoy watching a movie such as this one?

Also it's visual style annoyed me. Sure, it's beautiful looking with its sets and locations and all but yet the movie feels the need to feature some artistic shots and editing in it. This is mostly what annoys me about the movie.

Also the British accents did nothing but annoyed me, especially those of the little girls. Of course British accents normally don't bother me much but in this case it did, which was probably due to the overall style of the movie added to it and it's unlikely and/or uninteresting moments. Perhaps the movie is more of a chick-flick, more or less and I'm simply not the right type of audience for this movie.

Deserves some credit but overall a weak, uninteresting and annoying little movie.

4/10

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About Frank Veenstra

Watches movies...writes about them...and that's it for now.
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