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The East (2013) – Breathtaking

The-East-poster-xlCategory: Thriller
Actors: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Danielle Macdonald, Shiloh Fernandez, Aldis Hodge
Duration: 117 min
Rated: PG-13

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Erin Brockovich (2000)

Long Story Short:
Sarah is hired to expose a group of anarchists that is known to confront politicians and companies with their own corrupt and illegal underhanded dealings by giving them a taste of their own medicine. When she finally finds a way to this group that calls themselves The East, she is blown away by their acceptance and kindness. As she gets more involved she starts to question whose side she should be on.

Review:
I do not understand why movies like The East only have limited releases. This movie is so important to see; it’s an eye opener, it makes you think, it challenges you, I would almost say it dares you to decide if it is right to take revenge on people in high positions that cause or have caused harm to innocent people or communities. Are you still fighting for the right reasons if your actions end up in killing others?
I mean we all knows that there are a lot of bad things going on in pharmaceutical companies, chemical factories, and, of course, politics that we don’t know about, but The East reminds us that we really need to question a few things, and especially how honest or corrupt companies are nowadays. I mean, just the fact that aspartame is in basically every diet product, and known to cause cancer confirms that companies really don’t give s S#!t about their customers’ health. Don’t get me started on MSG.
There is so much to love: The storyline is extremely smart, the dialogues are clever, the twist comes out of nowhere, and the cinematography is just breathtaking. Even if it tones down every now and then, it’s just the calm before the storm. I was blown away and even during the slow parts I was enjoying myself. What’s also impressive about the movie is that Brit Marling who is playing Sarah is also producer and writer of this movie. She is a true inspiration.

Rating: 8/10

6 Comments »

  1. Great review! I am very interested in seeing this, both Brit Marling and Ellen Page are great actresses who take on roles that are not so mainstream. Should be good.

  2. This interesting, even as ur limited release means no release here 😀 Does this have a futuristic setting or remind u of movies with such settings?

    • No futuristic setting, hm… I don’t think reminds me of a futuristic movie either… But Brit Marling has another movie called: Another Earth. That one has a futuristic setting. There is a Planet called Earth 2 and people can travel there now but it is very expensive. On Earth 2 we are supposed to have a twin who lives a total different life. But I think it is more poetic than anything. I still want to check it out.

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