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    Reader comments on The Seagull's Laughter

    Subject: The Seagull's Laughter
    Date: Jan 11, 2008
    Sender: Lynne CrandallPrevious | Next

    This movie is terrific due to its portrait of a woman who shows us what a goddess is really all about. The main character, Freya (MargrŽt Vilhj‡lmsd—ttir), is not only magnetic, but also gorgeous in a compelling, hypnotic sort of way. Her glamour and willfulness are the stuff goddesses are made of, and she does justice to her namesake, the Norse goddess, Freya, goddess of love, and apparently, willfulness and lust. The scenes with the suitor she decides to marry are as steamy as anything on the screen, and it helps that they both have beautiful bodies.
    Her role as newly married wife with a domineering, difficult mother-in-law, and the take-no-prisoners way she dismisses her, are excellent. Her dark side is truly what we might expect from a goddess who battles with other gods. Here it is shocking because she uses her iron hand in a velvet glove, to handle the men in her life in a way no one expects, and for which she (surprisingly to those of us not raised in a country with a Viking history) has no remorse. Her adolescent neice, who sees the truth, while the others women who star in the movie are as awe struck by her as the audience, provides tension that propels the story forward with her constant unsuccessful attempts to expose Freya to the authorities. Finally she becomes a young woman and decides to use her own charms, having learned so well from Freya. This movie is fresh and does not fall into the potholes of an ordinary whodunit. All the characters are excellent and the eerie bleak Icelandic landscape is a major part of the movie's appeal.

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    Comment index:

  • The Seagull's Laughter   from Dave Beemon, Oct 30, 2006
  • Re: The Seagull's Laughter   from Natalie, Mar 21, 2007
  • Seagull`s laughter is amazing, stanning movie!   from Natalie, Mar 21, 2007
  • Re: Seagull`s laughter is amazing, stanning movie!   from Dave Beemon, May 14, 2007
  • Mystical and somewhat humorous   from Paul Mcsharry, Nov 24, 2007
  • » The Seagull's Laughter «   from Lynne Crandall, Jan 11, 2008
  • Feminine Mysticism   from Gerald Doempke, Jan 30, 2008
  • The Seagull's Laughter   from Dave Beemon, Oct 30, 2006
  • Re: The Seagull's Laughter   from Natalie, Mar 21, 2007
  • Seagull`s laughter is amazing, stanning movie!   from Natalie, Mar 21, 2007
  • Re: Seagull`s laughter is amazing, stanning movie!   from Dave Beemon, May 14, 2007
  • Mystical and somewhat humorous   from Paul Mcsharry, Nov 24, 2007
  • » The Seagull's Laughter «   from Lynne Crandall, Jan 11, 2008
  • Feminine Mysticism   from Gerald Doempke, Jan 30, 2008