Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Truly, Madly, Deeply
In regards with Anthony Minghella's Truly, Madly, Deeply, it can be hard to watch Alan Rickman's performance now. Why? His character Jamie returns to his girlfriend Nina (Juliet Stevenson) after his death. But at the same time, there's an added sense of poignancy within Rickman's work.
With Truly, Madly, Deeply being a film about grieving, it shows how hard it can be for someone to move on after a loss. Some struggle to carry on as before, others resort to drastic means to numb the pain. But soon they learn to live with the loss.
Minghella also shows Truly, Madly, Deeply as a story on how hope isn't lost when all looks bleak. Yes, you may feel as though there's no end in sight to your pain. But just remember that while the good times might end suddenly, so too can the bad times.
Truly, Madly, Deeply shows how sometimes in grieving one tries their best to remember the deceased's better qualities. But the element of nostalgia may cast over the deceased's actual personality. There's nothing wrong in remembering the bad times as well as the good. After all, life is full of both of these.
My Rating: ****1/2