Sunday, August 23, 2009

Review: Cold Souls

Cold Souls, starring Paul Giamatti, is an enjoyable film. Spurred on by a New Yorker article and his agent, Giamatti relinquishes his soul for a time to focus on his work. Unfortunately, he gets tied up with a black-market Russian soul trading ring, and all kinds of unfortunate things happen. The film doesn't dwell on the ins out and outs of how the whole soul transferring works--which is probably for the best. I imagine the details are in the aforementioned New Yorker article. I'm left wondering how souls are effected by their time in others' bodies. At times the movie is slow and ponderous, but it was entertaining.

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