Source Code (2011)

As an introductory note, this is my first “more than 140 character” review.  I hope to do more, and I’ll keep them short. Generally I will not summarize the plot, etc.  You can look that up on the IMDb.

Source Code can best be described as a sci-fi / Thriller / Romance with some elements of Groundhog Day  (1993),  sans the comedy.  It has a super concept, and being particularly fond of “romances,” I really liked this one.  I wasn’t crazy about the first quarter of the movie, but as in Groundhog Day, the repetitiveness  is essential to the development of  Jake Gyllenhaal’s character and the development of feelings for him and the characters played by Michelle Monaghan and Vera Fermiga (both of whom I love).

Gyllenhaal is good, but Fermiga is superb as the woman who is in charge of Gyllenhaal’s journey.  Her role cannot be underestimated.  She plays it virtually without any emotion, yet a strong emotional tie grows between her character and JG’s.

The film is particularly faithful to my Rules 1 and 3.  I highly recommend it.

7/9

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2 Responses to “Source Code (2011)”

  1. markuswelby1 Says:

    As a fan of Duncan Jones “Moon” I’ve been wanting this to be great. I’m glad to hear that it’s at least worth checking out and avoiding the sophomore jinx.

  2. Anon E. Muss Says:

    You have good taste. I also “highly recommended” Moon in a Tweet length review. I’d be surprised if you don’t like this one.

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