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Plot: A solitary scholar discovers an ancient bottle while on a trip to Istanbul and unleashes a djinn who offers her three wishes. Filled with reluctance, she is unable to come up with one until his stories spark in her a desire to be loved.
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Not the movie the trailer would lead you to believe it is
Tilda Swinton is an academic who studies stories. She lives a fairly isolated existence … by choice … valuing her independence over close relationships. While at a conference in Istanbul, she buys a glass bottle as a souvenir and when she accidentally opens it in her hotel room, djinn Idris Elba emerges. Naturally, he tells her she has three wishes, but as she’s an expert on stories, she’s wary since all the stories she knows about wishing are cautionary tales. Since he needs her to make wishes to be free, Elba tells her stories about his past to explain how he ended up in the bottle and to build trust.
The advertising for this film is deceptive. The trailer and this poster try to convince you that you’re getting some kind of magical George Miller action extravaganza along the lines of Mad max meets “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. This is nothing like that film. It’s a pretty stately paced film that mostly involves Swinton and Elba talking in a hotel room, with Elba’s stories providing the magnificent visuals. But even these stories are pretty deliberately paced. It’s a film about ideas, not action.
I really liked the ideas. It’s about the role of stories in life and also about love and companionship. It’s also about the idea of wishing for things and what we ultimately have the right to demand from other people. The pace lagged occasionally for me, but I’m very forgiving of a film this packed with ideas and ultimately so intriguingly open ended.
Great for first two-thirds. Alithea is the perfect progressive white woman.
The stories are wonderful, and wonderfully shot, till we get to London. Then, the theme and vibe of the film changes – to superficial preaching and banality.
Alithea, the directors and writers suggest, is the perfect white woman: childless and alone, satisfied by an academic career (in the pursuit of pseudo-knowledge) and periodic visits by a Djinn. The conspicuous, slow shot of a religious woman in traditional garb pushing a pram passed Alithea’s home informs the viewers what a progressive future should be and what actually constituted progress. So too, the old ladies next door simply exist as superficial foils to advance a political harangue; too bad it’s entirely unconvincing. Like other reviewers, it’s impossible not to note that these scenes occur as the film loses its footing, becoming boring and somewhat aimless in terms of narrative and plot. It ought to have ended sooner than it did, since the first two thirds really were special.
Original Language en
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director George Miller
Writer George Miller, Augusta Gore, A.S. Byatt
Actors Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt
Country Australia, United States
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