Every once in awhile, a melodrama manages to incorporate the typical themes of the genre yet elevate itself above the cliches that go along with those themes. Genuinely moving without falling back on the stereotypes that could easily be expected of it, The Greatest is an excellent example of how melodrama can and should be done.
Though Cillian Murphy makes a very pretty woman, how in the hell did no one look at his “wife” and realize it was him?
One of the most profoundly enjoyable films I’ve seen in a long time.
I have no idea what the film was ultimately trying to convey. Being rich is inherently bad unless you’re the quirky adopted son?
By: Peter Jackson (director), Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Alice Seybold (novel) Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her [...]