Two Days, One Night
"Two Days, One Night," French, is a movie about a woman with a problem. The problem has to do with her getting fired, and everyone else getting a bonus, and how she wants her job back but to get her job back she has to get everyone to give up their bonus. Suffice to say, this movie would not have been made in America. Marion Cotillard is the woman. She strides about purposefully in tight jeans and durable boots. She wears thin tank tops that reveal shoulders bent by the weight of the world. This isn't "La Vie en Rose" or "Rust and Bone." It's a simple story about one thing and the one woman who's going to make it happen. It is simultaneously the world's most boring movie and the world's most poignant movie. It says big things by showing little things. It's sad and heartwarming, and the ending isn't what you think it's going to be, but it's realistic.
Buy THE TUMOR: "This is one of the weirdest, smartest, most disturbing things you will read this year."