October 26, 2007
I watched 'Breaking The Waves' tonight and found it as powerful, or perhaps moreso, as upon first seeing it.
Emily Watson is astonishing. It's impossible for me not to sortof fall in love with her. Which is ridiculous; it's a movie, she's an actress, it's a role, plus it's a fable, an acheful black and blue but oh so beautiful religious, sexual fairy tale.
But Emily Watson lives that role. She is Bess McNeill. And Bess is a hugely complex, large as life character.
It's one of the most powerful performances I've ever seen.
This ain't Hollywood.
See this movie.