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‘Lost & Found’ (2019) Irish Movie — Alas NOT Another ‘Waking Ned Devine’.

by Anura Guruge



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There have been quite a few good — and in some cases outstanding — movies that have come out of Ireland. This is NOT one of them! Though billed as such, it is definitely not a comedy and nowhere close to being another ‘Waking Ned Devine‘. And it is also not ‘Crying Game‘ though towards the end I was nearly ready to cry that I had wasted my time watching this tripe.

What drew me to it was the ‘7 interconnected stories‘ pitch. I like that genre and as you must know there have been some very clever and compelling movies of that type. This, alas, is not one of them.

Not a clever movie. Not profound in any aspect. I might even say it was bloody awful.

I did, however, enjoy seeing the trains! Never realized that they had such fancy and large (as in length) trains in Ireland. Also freight trains full of wood. Wow. That was about the highlight.

Do not get me wrong. It might appeal to some. Not I. So, I just wanted to give you a heads up on that. SMILE.

It was FREE. So, all I lost was 90-minutes of my time and some dignity — though I did do 23-minutes of pedaling my stationary bike while watching this. So, it wasn’t time totally wasted.

 


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‘The Current War’ (2017/2019) Movie — It Was ‘OK’, But Far From ‘Great’.

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It (i.e., the DC vs AC ‘war’) is a subject that fascinates I, and one I would love to learn more about IF (alak) I had the time. Plus Nikola Tesla just has me in awe (and it has nothing to do with me having been an early investor in Tesla car stock). I have seen a couple of documentaries on the subject but they always left me wanting to know more. So, when I saw the trailers for this movie — on CNN & MSNBC — I sure wanted to see it — plus I wanted to take my 13-year old because I had taught her about Tesla as part of her homeschooling. We enjoyed going to the opening night of ‘Downton Abbey‘ last month and I thought we would do a rerun of that — especially given that this too was opening on a Friday.

Of course it is a difficult subject to cover in a movie. I knew that going in. Not sure they did the greatest job getting the story across in a cognet form. Yes, I knew that Thomas Edison had made a HUGE deal that AC will KILL whereas his DC current was ‘benign’ but the movie really went to town on what I consider a (crowd-pleasing) aside, i.e., the invention of the electric chair. Yes, it added drama and helped keep some of the audience awake though I did see a gentleman (kind of my age) fast asleep long after the movie had finished.

Sure, I learnt a TON. For that I am glad and appreciative. What the trailer had NOT made clear was that this was the war between Edison and Westinghouse and NOT between Edison and Tesla. After the movie I realize that that was the real war but that was never fully made clear at the beginning — which did show Tesla arriving in the US by ship. So, that was confusing.

Definitely a movie for the subject enthusiast! If you have no interest in AC/DC (outside of its sexual connotations) this movie will leave you cold and badly in need of a jolt of something.

If you want to see it, my recommendation is that you wait until it is available on ‘TV’, e.g., Amazon Prime, and I am sure that this will be within the next 3-months.

Don’t get me wrong. It is not a bad movie. Very well put together. Some nice, compelling shots. But, it is long, i.e., 2-hours, and for at least 40% of the time you are going to be desperately trying to figure out ‘what is happening’ or ‘what just happened’. Would be much easier if you had REWIND and Playback. SMILE.

Also, and I can’t stress this enough, a movie for ‘the buff’. SMILE.



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‘The Current War’ THE MOVIE — I Am Real Eager To See This As Soon As It Comes Out.

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This is a story that continues to intrigue and enthrall I. I know the basic plotline and, of course, who won. Nonetheless, I am a huge fan of Tesla (and for the record, of the car company too — and yes, I am a shareholder). I have watched a couple of documentaries — though I have yet to read a book on it.

I had heard about this movie. Then it fell off my radar. Then this last week I kept on seeing trailers for it and each time it was ‘yes, yes, I want to see it‘. So, I am going. Not sure where it is showing. But, I have time. It is next week.

I did some quick Googling. I was not familiar with what had happened, i.e., it getting shelved, sold etc. Wow.

Well, let me go see it first. I will, of course, share with you. SMILE.

 


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