Reviewing the reviews: 'An Unfinished Life'
Socrates said the unexamined life is not worth living, and today, movie critics said An Unfinished Life is not worth writing creative headlines. It was too easy to make the connection between perceived flaws in Lasse Hallstrom’s movie and the word ”Unfinished” in the title. The word ”Life” reminded many reviewers of titles of movies they liked better. Others saw a contrast between the film’s macho ranch setting and its sentimental emotional terrain. Here’s a sampling of the Unfinished product (see, it’s hard to resist!):
The New York Times Non-Sequitur Award:
The New York Times: A Rancher, a Woman, and a Grizzly, All Stuck in Traps
Orlando Weekly: Oprah’s Bear Cub