With Bale and Knopfler, you can't go wrong
Well firstly I've always been a Christian Bale fan, and as a guitarist I've always been a huge fan of Mark Knopfler. All of Knopfler's film scores have been excellent, but the Metroland soundtrack stands out. Beautiful music, beautiful tones and in a style that suits Knopfler very well - especially with that Django Reinhardt influence coming through and it was nice to hear Django in the film. Along with the great soundtrack you've got a good strong cast for this type of film. Bale is class and Emily Watson works perfectly by his side just like in Equilibrium. Then there's the surprise package in Lee Ross, who was pretty good as the rebel from the past. A lovely story about a man facing his life, future and questioning it for all different reasons. His returning friend (Lee Ross) gives him a different outlook to life and how they viewed it when they were teens, and Bale has to question if what he turned out to be was what he truly wanted and if it has made him happy enough. I thought the film had potential from the start, but starting worrying a little when the story carried on Metroland. But expect a good turn of atmosphere as the story tips over and brings something fresh and interesting when Bale's character thinks back to his good ol' days when he visited Paris. I recommend it to any Bale, Watson or [big] Knopfler fans. And anybody who just likes a nice flowing film that relates to us all.Read full review
This is a very average film that is not worth reviewing. However, I have had numerous emails from ebay asking me to write a review and in the hope that this annoying pestering will now stop, this is it.