Everything is Illuminated

I have such mixed feelings about this film. I loved the thoughts and emotions it provoked in me....but I don't know to whom I would recommend it?

There are these conversations between characters which are vulgar, extraneous, mundane...

There is humor, and I wonder how much is truth? How much is caricature? Does it matter?

And then there are moments of poetry, and tragedy, and beautiful heart-ache, and wisdom.

And maybe I'm looking beyond the mark, but the movie seemed real to me in that life is messy - it's not all beauty and truth. It is one moment silly, or stupid, and the next moment eternal, and profound. And God sees it all, understands it all.

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