We’ve been anticipating "Breaking and Entering," with Jude Law’s performance as a gardener (well, landscape architect, close enough for our purposes), and I can finally report that:
- It’s Jude Law. Isn’t that enough? Actually, it’s also Anthony Minghella (English Patient, Cold Mountain), Robin Wright Penn, an amazing Juliette Binoche and some terrific supporting actors.
- Jude’s firm, called Green Effects, isn’t about gardening at all or as he says, "It’s not about grass," but urban renewal. Described as the "built landscape as art," it’s reflecting pools and waterways that soften the industrial spaces of London’s gritty King’s Cross neighborhood.
- The reviews have been mixed, to put it kindly, and I don’t get it coz this movie had me at the opening credits. Maybe it’s because, as one reviewer noted, it’s a "genteel ‘Crash’ for concerned liberals"? Exactly; that’s why I thought it was so good.