Emotional Arithmetic (2007)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


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A bond between three people in a German concentration camp is still there many years after they were split up, all deep scars from back then. One of them invites them to a reunion, and we're out for a night none of them will ever forget.


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Director:

Paolo Barzman

Writers:

Matt Cohen (novel), Jefferson Lewis

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21 August 2008 | Gordon-11
A disappointing film that wasted all its potentials
This film is about three Nazi death camp survivors reuniting 35 years later, arousing deep emotions and provoking old wounds.

I had high hopes for "Emotional Arithmetic". The cast is completely stellar and Oscar worthy. Their performances are all excellent, but unfortunately the plot is not enough to make the a masterpiece. The topic has so much potential to make it a tear jerker, but "Emotional Arithmetic" fails to be captivating. The past is poorly explained, and the present is inadequately described. I think every subplot is not developed to enough detail to evoke inner emotions in the viewers' hearts. The only memorable scene is when Melanie gets shattered by Jakob's reaction when she hands him a gift at the dinner table.

I feel disappointed by "Emotional Arithmetic". It has so much potential to grab and move viewers, but it turns out to be a rather unsatisfying bore.

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Details

Release Date:

18 April 2008

Language

English


Country of Origin

Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$887,065

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