Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, and many, many more
Circumstance: Friday night, a second date
Overall review: Although a long movie, every moment is gripping. Four seemingly stories tangentially intertwine with the circumstances of misunderstanding. The direction of Alejandro González Iñárritu uses a variety of techniques to convey the story, which could be jarring, but is not. Every storyline is compelling and the choices made by the characters are believable and gripping.
Favorite moment: A main character enters a club in Tokyo. The music swells around the characters and you. Suddenly the song is familiar and you are entrenched in the scene. Then all of the sound is taken away and you are once again reminded this character is a deaf mute.
Internal dialog: "The universe is broken. Even our smallest of choices can bring our downfall."
Cry: Just a little
Accompaniment's opinion: "I'm so angry at some of these characters for the decisions they make." "Dakota Fanning's little sister must have gone to the same acting school as her big sister."
Generally: Best movie of the year.