Friday, November 28, 2008
What to say about this movie. Engrossing is a not often word used these days to describe movies, so I'll start with that. A great look at life, love, the sins of yesterday and the hopes of tomorrow. Flatliners delves into not just the science fiction aspects of life after death, or of coming back from the dead, but also looks at spirituality, religion and modern science in a way that forces the viewer to consider these things from another perspective.
The movie is set in a somewhat ambiguous setting, dark and morbid at times, but it all adds to the story and the development of each character as they each battle with some negative aspect from their pasts in search of salvation.
Maybe not a date night movie, but definitely a good stay at home for rainy, dreary day.
Flatliners stars Keifer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt.
Directed by Joel Schumacher and released in 1990.