The Motorcycle Diaries details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jorge Chiarella, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo De La Serna, Mia Maestro, Mercedes Morán, Mercedes Moran|
|Director:||Walter Salles Jr.|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
The Motorcycle Diaries
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||27 Dec 2004|
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Fantastic and movingBy David Ions from London , 28 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a fantastic film, both warm and funny in its depiction of the picaresque adventures of Ernesto & Alberto as they travel across South America; and moving in the way it shows the awakening of Ernesto's revolutionary spirit as he witnesses first hand the poverty, sickness and injustice which are endemic throughout the countries he visits.
A lot of the minor characters seem to be (and probably are) real people rather than actors and the film here cleverly blurs the line between the realities of fifty years ago and today, and grants the performers a dignity and spirit that stay in the mind long after the film has finished.
The lead performances are both fine and Gael Garcia Bernal is developing into one of the most charismatic and engaging actors of the decade. The photography is beautiful too and shows a great potted summary of the continent.
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Loved itBy a customer , 24 Jan 2012I knew nothing about Che Guevara so didn't know what to expect from this film. I have to say it was probably the most moving film I've seen for a long time, I loved the humour and social commentary of South America and it inspired me to find out more about this fascinating character
the motorcycle diariesBy simes (241 reviews) from near Gloucester , 04 Jan 2012This film had the essence of a good story, but was poor in both the acting and the make believe film shots. I found it a bit sad to be honest....sorry
Thumbs up for Che - whatever your politics!By Misteruckie (13 reviews) , 10 Aug 2011If you are remotely interested in South America or the enigmatic Che Guevara, then this film is a must. Beautifully shot, and a very fine performance by Gael García Bernal as the young 23 year-old student doctor..
In later life Che Guevara became something of a monster in the eyes of many, but here we see him as an adventure-seeking, fun-loving yong man, keen to explore the world around him with a friend on an old motorcycle.
For me, the most fascinating aspect of the story is the gradual sowing of seeds of doubt as Che slowly witnesses people's poverty and injustice as they travel the length of South America. You watch the development of this very volatile and complex soul, and you just know by the end of the film that this young man's strange and intriguing odyssey is just begining......
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A subtitled marvel!By Steverg (4 reviews) from Leigh , 07 Aug 2011Not many subtitled films keep me glued, but this certainly did. A little slow at first, but persevere and you won't be disappointed.
Gave me an insight in what caused this great mans life and ideals to change so drastically.
Some good little comedic scenes that you would expect from a film portraying two mens adventure.
road movie extraordinaireBy Talbo (14 reviews) from London , 12 Jun 2011It was interesting to see the genesis of a reactionary driven by the people, time and circumstances in which he lived. It was beautifully filmed and the cinematography was beautiful but it did not really go anyway towards explaining why an idealistic doctor could end up with a total disrespect for life. I think I was expecting a Saul on the Road to Damascus moment and it never occurred.