9pm Showing: Harvey

August 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

A couple of years ago, Steven Spielberg began flirting with the idea of re-making the film Harvey, he even approached Tom Hanks and then Robert Downey Jr to play the lead role, famously originated by Mr. All-American Jimmy Stewart. Nonetheless, the project never saw the light of day and for this I am truly thankful. Harvey is a close to cinematic perfection as anything I’ve ever seen.

I don’t think there is anything I could write here to explain the sure magnificence of Harvey. It is a classic that holds a place in every honors list ever made for films, a charming motion picture that deals with rather dark and traumatic subjects with a wonderful sense of humour that makes James Stewart’s wonderully realistic performance much more harrowing, so much so that you too become confused to the reason why you begin to see this 6 foot white rabbit standing next Jimmy Stewart. You begin to believe as much as Mr. Stewart does and you allow yourself to believe, to become a part  of this magical journey.

The tragic irony that coats this film’s sophisticated humour will make you weap with both laughter and sadness, it’ll warm you heart strings and then break them in two just as easy. The magic of Harvey will take over you and you will begin to question reality and you will then find yourself sat at a bar ordering two martini’s, one for you and one for your good friend Harvey. Absolutely wonderful.

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