20 April 2012

The Life Before her Eyes

The Life Before Her Eyes is about a woman named Diana, played by Uma Therman and Rachel Evan Wood as the seventeen year old Diana. When the film opens, it's the 15th anniversary of a Colombine-like school massacre and a memorial is being held for the survivors. The movie is in flashback, revisiting the traumatic day. Each flashback reveals a bit more of the moment when Diana and her best friend are in the girls restroom being held at gun point by the crazed teenager. Also her memories bring you back to the weeks leading up to the event. This movie shows what the "other option" for your life path could be if your choices are different... it's what Diana's life could have been if she had lived. It's a pretty cool idea that right before you die you see your whole life pass before your eyes! The ending was really interesting (maybe a bit confusing, sort of twisty and symbolic...but i still liked it). I'd watch it again.