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Monday, January 7, 2008

the brave one enthralls you !

Hi fans,

Let me admit. Ever since I happened to see Silence Of the Lambs, I had become a raging fan of Jodie Foster. I also then happened to see all the films that she had done earlier including the frightening performance in Taxi Driver. Now, she is back with "the brave one" or rather "as the brave one " !! THE Central Park Jogger and Bernie Goetz meet "Death Wish" in post-9/11 New York in "The Brave One," an awkward concept put over by Jodie Foster's award-caliber performance and expert direction by Neil Jordan. The real-life jogger attack, Goetz's subway vigilante and the fictional adventures of Charles Bronson's character took place in the genuinely scary Manhattan of the '70s and '80s. But that Big Apple is a far cry from what has become - as Foster's character, a public radio personality named Erica puts it - "the safest big city in the world." It's pretty clear by this point that while Jordan is observing genre conventions that will please the popcorn crowd, he's trying to say something more profound about moral choices and the corrupting power of violence. ordan carefully avoids exploiting the violence in his most commercial film since "Interview With the Vampire," but all of his skill can't disguise the many coincidences underlying the script credited to Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort.

The way-too-neat ending of "The Brave One" especially strains credulity, but it's worth watching for Foster's fiercely arresting performance.