Terrorism in London
A young beautiful woman (Michelle Williams) is trapped in an empty
marriage tucked away in an ugly.
People are missing a lot
Minor spoilers: This movie is about coming to terms with guilt and
grief. Michelle must come to terms with cheating on her husband, who
she still loves. Ewan, has to decide whether or not publish his expose
on the bombings. And Matthew must come to grips with loving the wife of
a co-worker he (unwittingly) sent to his death.
How do we deal with grief and guilt wrapped into one? She was told to
write a letter to Osama (grief), which actually organized her thoughts.
It made it easier for her to realize that while much was taken from her
that day, it was not the end of her. She almost committed suicide, but
decided it was better to live than to give up. In the end, this
resilience makes us stronger. Strong enough to defeat those cowards who
think they can terrorize us.
Matthew Macfadyen has the hardest role, because he is holding all the
secrets. Knowing what he did, he's still drawn to Michelle. He can't
help himself. Seeing her in the park, he gives the impression that he
had been looking for her for weeks. He continues to seek out Michelle,
even though he realizes that if she found out what he did, it would be
the end of any fledgling relationship.
Ewan, is drawn to Michelle because he escaped death that day. If he had
not cheated on his girlfriend by sleeping with Michelle again, he would
have been killed. He desires her, but also is grateful to her for
saving his life. He also enlists her help in getting information on the
terrorist, via the terrorists family. Then he finds out things that he
knows will only hurt her further. Does he publish what he knows or not?
Imo, a very good movie, with a fantastic cast and complex issues..