Last week I posted 3 clues about the film I decided to talk about which is.....oops first the 3 clues
1. It involves a search- a man searches for his 3 sons who died in World War 1
2. It stars a man that was hunky but is now a bit chunky.......Russell Crowe who admits to being a bit chunky right now.
3. It's based on one line in a book that Russell Crowe read about a man's experience in World War 1. The author of the book mentioned how a man, from Australia was searching for his 3 sons who had died in a battle. It was just one sentence but it peaked Crowe's interest about this man and how he travelled a long way to find his sons
THE WATER DIVINER-2014
My hubby and I love Russell Crowe and will watch any of his films even the bad ones, but this is not a bad film. He not only stars in this film but he directed it as well and it is a pretty good effort. He plays a farmer in Australia who is happily married and has 3 sons whom he teaches the way of the land especially how to find water. He has a gift of finding water plus has a sense of many other things that is best explained when you watch the film. His 3 sons go off to war and soon he and his wife get a letter stating that all 3 of their sons died during the battle of Gallipoli. His wife can't deal with this loss and ends her own. This takes place in the first 15 or so minutes but it starts him on his adventure. He travels to Turkey to bring his sons home despite the antagonism of the people and the Turkish army. This man starts his adventure and you go with him in search for his sons.
I find this film to be heart wrenching at times, fun and adventurous and scary. Crowe not only acts well but I was impressed with his directing debut and how he made all the characters real and whole. I thought the action scenes were done well and the well rounded feelings of all the people involved. There are no white hats and black hats in war just people...some bad and some aren't.
I hope you give it a chance and if you have seen it, I'd like to know what you think.