17.2.11

Film: Mammoth


Mammoth is a 2009 film directed by Lukas Moodysson, a Swedish filmaker.
Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal play a successful New York couple who seem to have it all- Their apartment is spectacular, they both have successful careers and they have a beautiful daughter whom they dote on, named Jackie.  
The film takes place in New York, Thailand and the Philippines- with breathtaking scenes in Thailand and the design and style of the NYC apartment is enviable. 
The cinematography is well done and the camera angles are well thought out and executed. 
The film is touted as a reflection on globalization but I think it it more of a commentary on working mothers and modern day slavery. 
The lead characters do an amazing job- I am a huge Michelle Williams fan and as a close observer of a medical professional think she captures her roll as and ER surgeon well.
Gael Garcia-
Well, it is the icing on the cake that he is an amazing actor. 


22 comments:

vintch said...

how have i never heard of this movie? this is looking like a weekend rental, for sure!

Ninjagaiden78 said...

Really good film. Gael is good a usual and I am becoming a big fan of Michelle Williams. She was amazing in Blue Valentine.

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sherri said...

love them both, forgot about this, adding to the queue! i lurve ggb.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I think she is fabulous too. I always enjoy her perfomances and will see a movie just because she is in it. Actually both of them, their looks are, as you say, just the icing. Will check this one out for sure.

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Never heard of it but I'm a Michelle Williams fan as well...adding it to my 'to see' list!

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Lenore

Mo Pie, Please said...

Ooh! I'm adding it to the list for sure! I love M.W. too and who doesn't love a little man candy in every film as well!?

la petite coquine said...

I'm a little embarrassed to admit I'd never even heard of this film, but it sounds terrific! Adding it to my Netflix now!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i am adding this one, i love michelle williams' work

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Do you know I've never heard of it? I can't believe. Such great actors! Definitely is going on my list :)

Design Elements said...

I've never heard of that movie...till now ..I'll see it...

anushka said...

hmmm.. looks very enticing indeed. thanks for the recommendation. i have been out of the loop for years - well since ezra was born. but, i do know these actors and like them very much.

The Alexander Residence said...

Will add it to my 'love film' list... havent heard of it but sounds interesting.

Claire Kiefer said...

Wow, what a HOT couple, seriously. Piqued my interest when you said "commentary on modern day slavery!" Although I don't see a lot of movies, I think I am gonig to check this one out. Plus . . . he's pretty incredible to look at.

Elisa said...

why haven't I heard of this movie and with Gael?! I must see it this weekend, sounds very interesting!

tulpen said...

Never heard of it, and rarely watch movies.

But.

That man? Stunning!

Mama Gone Green said...

I liked him in Y Tu Mama Tambien... I will have to check out this one. Thanks!

Krystal said...

hmmm i should put this on my list :)

Kristin said...

Your review definitely left me intrigued!

Valarie said...

I loved this movie. I thought it was really well done plus there was definitely a room with a view. ;)) I've been making a list of films I've seen that I thought you would like. I'll send them soon.

bklyn76 said...

thank you for posting b/c i forgot about this film. now i'm 126th in line for it at the library!

Heather Taylor said...

I heard about this movie a long time ago, but forgot about it. Hello, Netflix queue.

anushka said...

so i just finished watching mammoth. thanks for the recommendation. i too think a major theme throughout the film was about the suffering of being a working mother. it sure solidified my decision to be a stay at home mom. i was a little disappointed with the last line, "we'll have to find a new nanny" but that is the bitter reality for many people today. it was also a great film for juxtaposing the unbelievable wealth in the dot.com industry with the extreme poverty elsewhere in the world. a very thought provoking movie. i'm glad i saw it. i have the flu too (right now) so it was perfect for my melancholy state of mind. : )

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