Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter are this kind of movie that is strikingly attractive endowed with such a good amount of wit, talent and beauty that it is very nearly amusing to see them playing a couple of scruffy outcasts in love in “The Theory of Flight.”
Amusing, however always offputting. The film by which Carter plays a lady with Lou Gehrig’s condition and Branagh plays her attendant that is dysfunctional may just like a sympathy getting actors’ stunt. But it is a real work of love for the co movie movie stars: a budget that is low chancy task they demonstrably wished to do for in accordance with one another.
Which makes it a fascinating “couple” film, within the method in which certain Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn or Paul Newman Joanne Woodward movies are. (as well as like some branagh that is old Thompson movies.) The celebrity chemistry and interplay lift the movie greater than it probably deserves. The movie stars, together, ensure it is worth viewing.
In this oddball relationship, Branagh is Richard, a shaggy and eccentric painter having a moderately psychopathic streak and an obsession with old airplanes. Carter is Jane, a foul mouthed virgin who has got a motoneuron illness (commonly called Lou Gehrig’s illness or ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), wears “Lucky Strike” jackets and desires desperately become deflowered before her sadly death that is imminent. (more…)