Sunday, February 5, 2012

Film Review - Proof (1991)

Proof stars Hugo Weaving as Martin, a blind man who is looked after by his housekeeper Celia (Genevieve Picot) and has a guide dog named Bill, one day while eating out he comes across one of the dishwashers who works there named Andy (Russell Crowe) and he finds someone in which to trust.

Trust actually is a key theme of this film as Martin is blind so he relies on people to tell him the truth about what they see as he cannot with his own eyes, this movie I thought was a terrific Aussie drama with a great sense of pace, 3 terrific performances in the shape of Weaving, Crowe and Pucot and a great storyline that in all honesty almost had me in tears as I found it to be very moving.

One part I also liked was the use of the camera, Martin uses this so that he has a photo of what he senses but others see with their own eyes, I also liked the use of trust and truth as the film's key themes, it's a very subtle film and writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse deserves huge kudos for pulling it off with ease.

All in all, this is a great drama and if you haven't seen it already, you should, 4 out of 5.

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