Friday, January 25, 2008

Time Warped: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

"This awards season may be the year of knocked-up chicks and orange tic-tacs. While the ballooning protagonist of Juno is overloading her boyfriend’s mailbox with the mints, the no-nonsense heroine of 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days – who must guide her pregnant roommate through the rings of Dante’s Inferno that was underground abortion in 1987 Communist Romania – is lucky to snag a pack on the black market. Treasure that moment at the beginning of Cristian Mungiu’s astonishing Palme d’Or winner, dear reader, for it’s the last time in 113 nearly unbearable minutes that you’ll be able to rest comfortably in your seat."

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