Some random reflections from a shallow consumer of lots of movies.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Uncertainty starts off with one of the more compelling set ups in recent memory. On the morning of the Fourth of July a young couple in the middle of a bridge tosses a coin. Based on the outcome, the sprint in opposite directions, where, strangely enough each meets the other at the end of the bridge. The two couples then spend the rest of day on separate time lines, one visiting with her family in Brooklyn, the other caught up in a criminal conspiracy, running for their lives in Manhattan.
Spend time with family or running from vicious criminals? Let's toss a coin.
It's a little intriguing watching as the movie switches back and forth between the two stories, but I had trouble drawing a connection between the two. The lesson I came away with is this: given the choice, spend the holidays with your family. Otherwise, you'll get into all sorts of trouble with some terrible people.