Can a single scene save a movie? An hour and 20 minutes into The Secret Life of Words, Sarah Polley delivers a halting, evocative 10-minute monologue that finally unlocks the mystery behind her guarded character, a deaf, indeterminately accented nurse caring for a burn victim (Tim Robbins) on a deep-sea oil rig. Polley is mesmerizing as she raises the movie’s stakes, but it comes too late. The sequence is the only highlight of an opaque film that waits too long to tell us why we should care.
The Secret Life of WordsCan a single scene save a movie? An hour and 20 minutes into The Secret Life of Words, Sarah Polley delivers a halting, evocative 10...The Secret Life of WordsDramaIsabel CoixetPT115MUnratedCan a single scene save a movie? An hour and 20 minutes into The Secret Life of Words, Sarah Polley delivers a halting, evocative 10...2006-12-13Javier CamaraStrand Releasing
Genre: Drama; Starring: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Javier Camara; Director: Isabel Coixet; Author: Isabel Coixet; Runtime (in minutes): 115; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Strand Releasing
Posted January 17 2015 — 7:41 AM EST
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