Friday, August 12, 2016

MockSquid Soup Film Society-My Film Pick


Head on over to the Armchair Squid to check out what the others have chosen as their film and to see if you guessed their film correctly from their 3 clues.

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.

32 comments:

  1. World War I pops up yet again. I don't know this movie at all but it sounds interesting. Crowe has certainly had an unusual career arc.

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    1. He has and this is a really good movie

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  2. Had me stumped. Didn't realize he directed it. Crowe has definitely gained weight. Could really see it in The Nice Guys.

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    1. He did and I think he did a really good job. He has admitted he has become a bit chunky.

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  3. I have never liked Crowe but I did catch this one anyway. For me, it's a side of the war I don't often hear about.

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    1. Oh...bummer you don't like him but you are right about this side of war one rarely sees.

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  4. I've heard of this film but not seen it. I never would have guessed it. The hunky to chunky clue still makes me giggle. It does, however, sound like an interesting movie and a decent directorial debut.

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    1. It is quite good and glad I made you giggle

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  5. Hadn't heard of this one, so thanks for the recommendation. I really like Crowe too, especially in Gladiator. That's my favourite of his.

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    1. Gladiator is an amazing film and one of my favourites of my hubby's

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  6. I haven't seen it. Heard of it though. haha yeah, he has gotten a bit chunky too.

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    1. He has for sure and admits to it also

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  7. No wonder I didn't get the clues. I hadn't even heard of this one.

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    1. It's a good movie and I'd give it a chance.

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  8. I had no idea that was what the movie was about, I thought it just had to do with finding water. Soundd like a good story though. Clueless this was the movie though.

    Betty

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    1. Yup, the finding water is such a small thing but yet helps him find his sons. It is an unexpected gem

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  9. Not heard of this one, not heard of two out of the three on your writers post and ashamed to admit I've never seen Sunset Boulevard, though I've seen so many clips I sort of feel I have. I'm useless at films!

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    1. Hahahaaa yes well, I'm an avid film watcher as you know. Maybe one day, you'll see SB

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  10. So I finally got one right. Yeah for me.

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  11. Russell Crowe was brilliant in A Beautiful Mind. Not seen this film but it sounds good.
    That's Purrfect

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    1. He is excellent in that film and he is great in this one too.

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  12. I've never heard of this film, but it sounds quite good.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's an excellent movie that came out in early spring of this year.

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  13. Never even heard of the movie Birgit. I too like Russel Crowe.

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    1. It's a good movie and hope you catch it one day.

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  14. I haven't seen this one or heard of it, but I think Russell Crowe is outstanding.
    Have a great one, Birgit.

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  15. I like him as an actor. He has quite a range, so that fascinates me. I'd give this one a shot for sure. Thanks, Brigit.

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  16. I like Russell Crowe. My mom is a huge fan, even of the chunky version now. I haven't heard of this flick, but I might check it out. I love movies set in that particular WW1 time period.

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  17. I like Russell Crowe, too. I'm going to go to Netflix right now and put this film in my queue. Thank you very much.

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  18. I've never heard of this one, but I love Russell Crowe, too. :)

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  19. I haven't heard of this movie but we love Russel Crowe too. One of my faves that he did was A Good Year.

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