A must watch: heartbreaking, gripping, and poignant. It made me feel like a spoiled brat for not thinking enough about all the poor young souls who have had to actually fight in war, no matter the side. This is not a "pro war," movie; on the contrary, it's about how humans can barely comprehend the atrocities seen in battle, prompting a good discussion about PTSD.
A story about keeping a winning spirit when everyone (really) doubts you. Set in Laos, the main character is thought to be bad luck for the village, and is even shunned by his own grandmother. When a rocket competition provides a chance for redemption for the boy, the result is spectacular (and made me cry).
Unlikeable protagonist who grows on you when you find out his backstory (I like when movies dothat). The story is decent, but the scenes of Copenhagen are SPECTACULAR. For that alone, you should watch this on day where you're just craving European scenery (oh, only me?).
4. L'Auberge Espagnole
First movie in a series of three that I intend to watch. Some parts of the movie are profound and provide excellent commentary on what it's like to be an expat, other parts of the film are a little Euro-trashy and lose a bit of focus. While Xavier (the main character) can be self-centred at times, overall you'll like this "Spanish Hostel."
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