In The Exception which takes place during the onset of World War II, Jai Courtney is a German Soldier who falls in love with a young Jewish Dutch woman (Lily James). What he really ought to be focusing on instead is his job of investigating whether the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland…
Directed by David Leveaux, the biggest pull to watch this movie, for me is that I want love to win. I’m also a Lily James fan since I think she made for a great Cinderella – even though someone refereed to her performance as ‘bored and lifeless.’ There’s also Christopher Plummer, an actor who’s good in everything he appears in.
Danny Collinsis a well told story of a less than ideal father/ son relationship. This is of course not all that the movie is about but it’s the part that appealed to me the most. The film is moving, engaging and for want of a better phrase, a relaxing watch thanks to the well played characters and the healthy sprinklings of humour.
Directed by Dan Fogelman of Crazy Stupid Love (2011), Bobby Cannavale’s part as the ‘abandoned son’ of a rockstar father is one of my favourites of his roles. Al Pacino is, as always very watchable, as is Christopher Plummer and my dear ‘Lady Bening’. That’s Annette Bening to everyone else. I also really appreciated Jennifer Garner’s performance as the ‘very good wife.’
Since Pacino is a musician in this role, is the music any good..?, you may wonder. It’s by no means a key reason for tuning in; though it isn’t completely terrible either. Watch it for the charm, humour, the story of a difficult father/ son relationship and that of an ageing rocker on a mission to change his life for the better.