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The one I'm not going to Pan

Monday, March 3, 2008

You know how sometimes you see a movie that just makes you say "wow" and you find yourself thinking about it all day afterwards? I saw one of those today.

I hadn't actually heard that much about Pan's Labyrinth, but my wife had seen it and wanted to buy it, so we did. We watched it this morning.


I really really don't want to give anything away on this one. Instead I offer two caveats: First, this is not a children's movie. Don't even think about showing this to little Johnny unless you're looking forward to paying for some therapy in about seven years. It's dark, gritty and violent. Second, this is a foreign-language film, so be prepared to do some reading (subtitles).

Otherwise, I can't recommend this one highly enough.