This was not a movie that I would have paid to see, because watching the DVD would have been good enough for me. However, I won three tickets so we invited my parents to join us (they only had to buy one ticket) and we saw Memoirs of a Geisha at the movies.
I’m glad we did.
This movie was really good. It was much better than I thought it would be. The story grabbed me from the start and took me through to the end (just like any story should). The acting was superb, the setting authentic (in my opinion) and the plot enthralling.
It’s definitely a girl’s movie, but the men had no complaints and they both enjoyed it too. There were a few parts that left a lump in my throat, and the ending brought tears to my eyes. I didn’t sob, but I couldn’t stop the tears welling.
I believe I’ll pick up on more things during a second sitting, so I will watch it again when it comes out on DVD. If you are not sure if you want to see this movie or not…see it. You won’t be disappointed.