Monday 8th December

A History of Violence

Director: David Cronenberg
Year: 2005
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ashton Holmes, Ed Harris

This was another film that I had wanted to watch when first released, but never quite around to seeing. Going by the title, I was expecting to see a film about a man with a history of violence. That's sort of true (to say any more would give the plot away), but what I got wasn't what I had been expecting.

That's not to say the film wasn't engaging - the plot was intelligent enough, and it kept me watching until midnight so must have had something going for it! It's hard to say much else as I'd need to say too much about the plot to do so, so suffice it to say it's certainly worth a watch - as long as you're not too squeamish. There isn't much violence during the course of the film, but when it comes, it's strong. Very strong.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.