on a rainy day, at home, when you have nowhere special you need to be. That's the best movie theatre in town.
This movie was a surprise find in a bin of inexpensive movies at the grocery store. It is now in my pile of "fav's". This one for being one of the most romantic films I have seen in a long time. It is a story of a man who believed he was the world's greatest lover. Johnny Depp plays Don Juan DeMarcos, Marlon Brando plays a psychiatrist and Faye Dunaway is the psychiatrists wife. Johnny Depps incurable romantisicm is found to be contagious. And really what is the harm of living in a dreamworld? Or is it real. The movie will compell you to believe in him and I think that is a message to us in this world. ( I love secret messages)
It is an intriguing story of a mask, a life, women, and romance.
There is 1 woman who he yearns for - and who is worthy of dying for. But there is much to the story.
It draws you in, and makes you think about realtionships and loving and how you can affect other people.
Here are some quotes from the story:
Don Juan: Every true lover knows that the moment of greatest satisfaction comes when ecstasy is long over and he beholds before him the flower which has blossomed beneath his touch.
Don Juan: Every woman is a mystery to be solved.
Don Juan: By seeing beyond what is visible to the eye. Now there are those, of course, who do not share my perceptions, it's true. When I say that all my woman are dazzling beauties, they object. The nose of this one is too large; the-the hips of another, they are too wide; perhaps the breasts of a third, they are too small. But I see these women for how they truly are... glorious, radiant, spectacular, and perfect, because, I am not limited by my eyesight. Women react to me the way that they do, Don Octavio, because they sense that I search out the beauty that dwells within until it overwhelms everything else. And then they cannot avoid their desire, to release that beauty and envelope me in it.
Don Juan: No woman has ever left my arms unsatisfied
Now I am no Siskel & Ebert... but I know I liked this movie. If you are an incurable romantic. You will love it too and I don't think there is any man who wouldn't pick up a few tips from this one either.
My rating: Ah, let's watch it again tomorrow.