Cassandra's Dream DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.5
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Total 8.3
Distributor: Roadshow
Classification: M15+
Reviewer:
Andrew Bistak

8.3


Cassandra's Dream

This is the ultimate modern Greek Tragedy by master Hollywood scribe, Woody Allen who creates a unique and almost surreal story into the lives of two brothers in this 21st century crime drama with elements of noir and black comedy. Revolving around two working class brothers, the gambling addicted Terry (Colin Farrell) and the ambitious and womanizing Ian (Ewan McGregor), they are about to journey down the dark path of man. Upon the purchase of a joint sailing boat dubbed "Cassandra's Dream", these two men believe their life is on the verge of perfection until one fateful day.

When Terry becomes embroiled in debts, he seeks assistance from his brother and when they approach their millionaire uncle, Howard (Tom Wilkinson), he gives them an ultimatum which they reluctantly agree to take. This murderous proposition involves the murder of their uncle's acquaintance, Michael Byrne who plans to become a turncoat for Howard's businesses and the only solution for Howard is his death.

Initially their consciences control their actions, until one fateful night they finally murder Michael Byrne. Ian manages to control his guilt, however Terry falls into a spiraling world of depression and guilt as the two finally reach a climatic ending that truly makes this an unique and extraordinary movie from start to finish.

Woody Allen questions the viewer with this deadly choice and through his quirky story telling methods, creates a masterpiece with some brilliant acting by Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. The only downside to this DVD is the lack of special features, even so, it's definitely an entertaining watch.

 






 
 



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