April A-Z Challenge, April 21, Letter R: Movie Review – Run Lola Run (1998)

Movie Synopsis: In this German film, we see a prospective day in the life of Lola and her boyfriend, and specifically we see three scenarios where differences in small choices and circumstances have major impacts on the outcomes of the characters and their lives.

Movie Review: This was a fantastic film out of Germany, very creative, fresh, and unique.  The film actually had several concepts that reminded the viewer of the film Sliding Doors, another excellent movie about time and alternate realities/ possibilities, but both films have their uniquenesses and focuses that allow them to be strong in their own rights.  The concept of how small choices can have major affects on our lives is showcased to extremes here, allowing for shock and reflection to occur in the audience. Stars of the film, Franke Potente (The Bourne Identity) and Moritz Bliebtreu, have great chemistry together.  The intensity of this fast-paced movie is fabulous, and the score for the film is absolutely perfect, with a techno-rock beat throughout.  Writer and Director Tom Tykwer’s decisions in the editing, score, and use of some animation added to the creative uniqueness of this film.  Overall this was a great movie that was exciting, entertaining, and made you think.

Overall: 4 stars out of 5 stars.