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  • This is convenient because it leads to old man Hopkins having a love/sexual affair with the troubled Nicole Kidman
  • I think that Nevada is full of these divorced women who go from man to man in search of a remedy against loneliness
  • At the end just before the fateful car trip, he confesses his secret to Kidman and adds that, I don't think that you can measure sorrow

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      The Human Stain with Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman. Right from the beginning, the audience is put to sleep with the playing of dull background music. We see Hopkins and Kidman slide off an icy road in their car and fall to their drowning death.

      The movie did have its powerful moments but few and far between. The principal actors did their best to save this movie, but sad to say they failed.

      The narrator of the movie begins to fill us in with the details leading up


      to the death scene. Dean Coleman Silk came to this one hit wonder writer in a quest to have his life story told.

      He has been forced to step down as dean of a prestigious small college, because he had been falsely accused of racism. This incident causes his wife to get a brain aneurism and die suddenly.

      This is convenient because it leads to old man Hopkins having a love/sexual affair with the troubled Nicole Kidman. Hard to believe, huh? The movie flip flops from the present to Silk’s past in ...


      • the 1940’s.

        It turns out that Hopkins’ character is an offspring of two black parents, but shows no evidence of his racial genes. Is this even possible? Well, rather than face racism issues, he lives his life as a white man and never sees his family again.

        So it is amusing that he is charged with making a hateful comment against black folks. Kidman, on the other hand, is a perfect example of white trash.

        I think that Nevada is full of these divorced women who go from man to man in search

        of a remedy against loneliness. I just found it hard to believe that she would go for an old man like Hopkins.

        I think that he could not believe it either. At the end just before the fateful car trip, he confesses his secret to Kidman and adds that, “I don’t think that you can measure sorrow.

        ” Well I can measure it by giving this movie a poor rating. Sure, the acting is flawless but often this is not enough.

        The movie is just so predictable and sad that I felt drained at the conclusion.




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