Friday, 24 February 2012

Friday Night Date Night

Friday Night Date Night is a feature hosted by The Garden of Books that showcases movie review (mostly movies that were adapted from books). This week I watched 'Sleeping Beauty' with Emily Browning. It's not adapted form a book, but obviously linked to the fairy tale 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Let me just tell you, it is a very strange movie. There is a lot of nudity and sex in it, but I do like the story. It is about Lucy, whose life seems to be a chaos. She has 2 jobs, is about to get kicked out of her apartment and her best and only friend is sick. She applies for a new job, which starts of with serving food in her underwear. In a way, there is not a real beginning or end to the movie. 

Emily Browning is amazing as Lucy, she just amazed me. I could never act the way she does in this movie, especially with the high amount of nudity. Rachael Blake is also brilliant as Clara, Lucy's boss. I really liked the cinematography. There were long scenes, continuous shots and this made the movie very calm and serene. That made it easier to watch the sometimes difficult scenes. 

So, if you are not afraid of a movie that is a bit challenging, than you should definitely check this movie out! Don't hesitate to leave a link to your FNDN post in the comments!


  1. I was wondering about whether I should see this movie or not. I think I will check it out. Thanks for the review!

  2. Sounds almost like the person who wrote the screen play read A.N. Roquelaure's Sleeping Beauty and borrowed from it to make the movie.

  3. This movie sounds so weird and the trailer only makes me doubt if I want to see it or not.. I think I'm just going to pass.