We went to the Clyde Theatre last night to see The Kite Runner. As expected for the weekly T-W-Th 'art/ culture' film there was a nice crowd. I love living somewhere where subtitled films get comparable attendance with blockbusters.
We enjoyed the film very much, the cinematography showed the striking beauty and subsequent horrors of Afghanistan very realistically, and the production quality of the film overall was top-notch. The acting was great, particularly the performances by the boys in the beginning of the film, and the father. The only thing keeping this film from being a double shot is the story arc itself.
It's possible that the film peaks too early, in any case the last third of the movie is almost jarring in it's cultural shift. I think this movie would benefit from some heavy editing, and perhaps interleaving the various events chronologically. It's still a good movie, but it misses the mark as a great movie.
Movies on Whidbey Island.