Okay, since we’re in the beginning of what looks like another “Summer of Suck” from Hollywood, I decided to think outside the box and take the Missus to something a little more cultured.  A foreign film.  Now, I didn’t go to a French movie because, quite frankly, that’s too much culture.  I figured an Italian movie about crime had to have some action sequences.  At the very least, some Mafia stuff.

The Double Hour didn’t really have that.  It’s a very European movie, meaning they don’t typically have a Die-Hard-esque character that picks up a gun, shoots everybody and saves the day.  The main character, Guido, probably could’ve done that, but it doesn’t happen.  Instead, it’s about a woman with a troubled past and a love story of what might have been.  There’s a lot of symbolism and angst.  Normally, I’d be asleep half way through this.

However, the Double Hour is actually kind of engaging.  Don’t get me wrong, it is slow paced.  It’s more weird and uncomfortable than awesome, but Fillipo Timi, who plays Guido is pretty engaging.  Parts of it are pretty creepy.  The resolution is kind of unsatisfying, but that’s sort of the point in these tragic love stories.

I can’t say I really enjoyed this, but I didn’t mind it that much.  The Missus seemed to like it.  So if you’re looking for a foreign movie to make yourself seem more cultured, you could do a lot worse than The Double Hour.  I give it 5 out of 10 keggers.  It’s a decent rental if you like this kind of thing.