was so annoyed with myself last week, so God damn annoyed when I missed the opportunity to see the Penelope Cruz/Ben Kingsley drama Elegy, Isabel Coixet’s (The Secret Life of Words) drama based on the classic Phillip Roth novel “The Dying Animal”.
I adored the trailer, I really enjoy what should be sleazy tales of an older man going off with a younger women, which when done right can capture you and really hit that romantic side of your heart and become a believable love story between two souls.
In what to be looks an absolute Best Leading Role Academy Award nom, Ben Kingsley plays a very handsome and physically fit 60 year old teacher who late in life finds a real connection with a beautiful women who just happens to be a young student he teaches.
The astoundingly beautiful Penelope Cruz plays the young student.
It’s currently out now on limited release but shockingly, I’m struggling to find a theatre near me showing it in this hectic blockbuster season.
On Charlie Rose last week, Cruz and one of the supporting actors from the movie Dennis Hopper and the film’s director Isabel Coixet’s spoke at length about the movie is a real interesting watch, very worthy of your time…
With Volver last year and now this movie and the upcoming Vicky Cristina Barcelona – how awesome is it to have Penelope Cruz… that’s THE Penelope Cruz (not the chick you saw in Sahara or Gothika) back on our screens?
And fucking England… can you please do a better job of showcasing this woman’s work? Hardly any screenings of Elegy and no distribution deal for Vicky Cristina Barcelona despite the names of Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Cruz, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall. Are you nuts?