Originally Posted by gwsat
Pay particular attention to the final scene of Maya as the only passenger on a huge transport plane. Jesus!
Indeed. Up until very recently I sort of refused to see the movie, not because of the "controversy", but simply because of its subject matter. I just thought a movie like this wasn't necessary, that this chapter in our History was too fresh, etc... But, after reading all the praise, including your own comments about the film here at avs, I decided to blind buy ZDT when it came out... Still hoping to be pleasantly surprised despite my doubts. And boy was I surprised. Jessica Chastain is fantastic, as well as the entire cast, and particularly Jason Clarke who was perfect. I still think Jennifer Lawrence fully deserved her oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, but Jessica Chastain is a very close second. Her last films showed us that she can probably play any type of role in any type of movie. Besides, she's gorgeous so that can't hurt either
And yes, that last scene is heartbreaking for a lot of reasons, which she was able to sum up in a few seconds and without uttering a word.
As for Argo, I think that Ben Affleck has just had a remarkable career turnaround since he decided to concentrate on directing and acting. While I never dilsiked him as an actor, he's en route to become one of the best modern
(and relatively young) directors.