Monday, 13 June 2011
A Matter of Size Review
Anyways, back to the movie. As I said, I didn't know what to expect from a cultural standpoint. As it turns out, this could easily have been a North American indie film. There is none of the cultural confusion that usually comes from films from other countries. The four friends carpool and hang out at a restaurant that just happens to specialize in shawarma rather than coffee or alcohol. The whole sumo story also is not much more than Cool Runnings. It has the four guys trying to bring a non-traditional sport to their country by using a reluctant coach. It did not stylize the story in a Hollywood fashion because it isn't a Hollywood movie. Instead, it interspersed intelligent humour with an underlying message which made it all seem more realistic. (Ironically, Cool Runnings is the one based on a true story.)
This isn't a landmark movie. There is nothing earth shattering about it that will make it a classic. But, it is an excellent feel good movie. If you like heartwarming stories with down to earth characters, see it. It is one of the better ones in that genre. Even if that is not your favourite genre, I say see it if you get the opportunity. You will come away with a good feeling.