Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Memories of a Geisha

I don't believe that I have commented on this film even though I saw it on a sneak preview last week. This is one of those films that definitely has "Oscar" written all over it, even though I hate that term. However, unlike most Oscar contenders, it actually is very watchable and entertaining. One may quibble about the use of Chinese and Mongolian actors to play Japanese roles, but it's better than Charlie Chan or the actors in Disney's "One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing". So anyway, to make a long review short, it is good. The plot is the basic girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl gets boy in the end variety. This is not giving away anything as that's not the impetus for seeing it. The real reason is the Geisha lifestyle that is shown throughout the movie. A good date flick, but good to see overall.


Mark Arnold

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