Friday, October 22, 2010

Movie Review:STONE

Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich in STONE
Synopsis: Parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald ``Stone Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man's decision have profound and unexpected consequences for them both.

 Review:The film is done in an independent production so it has no Hollywood influence but it casts Academy award winner Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich. This is a great ensemble of cast. Robert De Niro has established a name for himself since the Godfather movies and has done various type of roles. Edward Norton is a talented actor since Primal Fear. Milla Jovovich is a versatile actress herself. Robert De Niro's performance in the movie is far different from usual tough guy image and it also explores a different acting performance. Edward Norton had many roles with and is very flexible. In this movie, his character progresses differently. Milla Jovovich's performance was quite unexpected. She can speak as if she was American local her acting was quite noticeable not because of the explicit scenes but of the way she carries her role. The movie is for a very mature audience because it has very disturbing issues. But there were also insights that can be taken from the story.

STONE opens October 27 exclusively at Ayala cinemas(Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma).

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