The Life Before Her Eyes evaluation action

2022-03-24 08:01
"The Life Before Her Eyes" uses a staggered arrangement of two main lines. The first main line is composed of high school girl Diana's experience on the day of the school shooting and other life fragments. These "real" parts are based on the more "virtual" frameworks of the current problems on American campuses. The second thread focuses on what happened between Diana and her husband and children fifteen years after the shooting. Although the two stories seem to have a successive relationship in time, the director also cleverly used a puzzle-like method to convince the audience that there is an inevitable connection between the two stories most of the time. But in fact the latter story only exists in the personal imagination of the heroine Diana   .
The film does a good job of connecting personal experiences and the larger environment tightly together. Issues such as the proliferation of guns on campus, uncontrolled sex, and abortion are all shown and discussed in the film, but these topics never dilute the main story line that the film is about to tell as a whole   .
"The Life Before Her Eyes" opens with a detailed and horrific Columbine school shooting. Subtly transitioning from a teenage girl to an elegant woman and mother-daughter tensions, the often-remembered episode about "a young girl, a dying woman, and America's growing up puzzles" reflects a lot of humanity   .
The film's description of violence and grief is too contrived and dramatic, and fails to convey the power of words in the original novel to the big screen intact. Although the plot arrangement is somewhat disorganized, it cannot hide the thoughtful dramatic conflict that this film offers. The film is a work that can easily irritate you mentally, even if it is a bit disappointing in terms of pace, it is still a good film with talent. You might feel sorry for Uma Thurman, because her performance is not only exaggerated and overly pretentious, but Evan Moore deserves a lot of applause   .
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The Life Before Her Eyes quotes

  • Maureen: How did you do on that test?

    Young Diana: I did ok, I got the one about the heart...

    Young Diana: I don't really think that's true though, Maureen - -about it being the strongest muscle...

    Young Diana: [crying] I don't think in my case it is at all.

  • Young Diana: [first lines - smoking in the locker room] That old bitch! I'm serious, if I have to jump over another pummel horse, or whatever they're called.

    Maureen: You guys should probably put that out.

    Young Diana: Why?

    Maureen: Shrankins is like 5 feet behind me.

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