Dirty Pretty Things (2002) - dir. Stephen Frears
Frears makes decent films, but often tells a great story. Dirty Pretty Things is no different, it was, after all, an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Steven Knight that got Frears interested in the work. The film follows Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a mysterious immigrant from Nigeria via New York, as he explores the seediest sides of London. Audrey Tautou co-stars as Senay, a turkish factory worker saving up enough money for a passport.
The things that happen on screen are incredibly interesting when you stop and think about them… but this is far from Frears’ finest work as a director. The entire cast is made up of random accents, and after all that the incessant violence, I had had enough. The film stopped making sense and then it stopped having a point. That’s not to say the ending wasn’t still pretty great, but the film was just a little more than disappointing.
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