Third Person: Blu-ray Review

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The Movie:

Third Person tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome through three couples who appear to have nothing related, but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found. It’s a mystery, a puzzle in which the truth is revealed in glimpses, clues are caught by the corner of the eye and nothing is truly what it seems.

Let’s just start by putting the obvious out there. There is an amazing cast here in this film and I’d be lying if I said that it wasn’t the reason this film caught my attention. The next obvious reason was Paul Haggis. He’s written some of my favorite films from the past ten years or so, so there wasn’t a chance that I was going to miss this. Each story has these timeline of moments that begin with a preconceived notion of what is going on only to slowly push it somewhere that I don’t think anyone would expect. One of the best things about the film is that it definitely keeps your attention and wanting to know where the story is actually going. In recent years Neeson has been well known (some may say typecast) as an action guy after Taken hit the big screen but his performance in this film is a nice change and I must say that a part of me prefers these types of roles for him. It was dramatic and emotion filled but at the same time you could help but want to hate him for his role in that segment in the film. Brody’s segment was really good as well but I could see certain plot points coming in certain moments but the story itself was good because it showed just how far someone would go for love. The one that surprised me the most was the segment with Kunis and Franco. Mainly because it involved a child and like I stated before that it gives you one part of the story up front then by the end you are taken aback by actions of certain people. The culmination of every story is really what makes the film and it’s so based in reality that it’s hard not to connect with it in one way or another. This is one movie that you don’t want to let fall under the radar. Grab it the first chance you get.

Special Features:

Q&A With Writer/Director Paul Haggis – Haggis gives plenty of insight into what he wanted to get across with the film and his thoughts on some of the subject matter.

The Making Of Third Person – A really great BTS feature with plenty of interviews with the cast that include their experience while working on the film and working with Haggis.

Third Person is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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