Travelling (2008) – The Movie Review

Being one of the first audiences that were shown the pre production version of the movie Travelling, it would be shame if i were to skip the chance to talk about it. ‘Travelling‘ , a new movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckart is

A romantic drama about a widower (Eckhart) whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman (Aniston) who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn’t yet truly confronted his wife’s passing

Now when the invitation to view a movie with JA starring in it arrived, i was thrilled enough to actually venture out to see it. But that however turned out to be a rather big disappointment. Although JA appears in about 60% of the scenes, once the movie ends you cant help but wonder where all the JA presence was? Aaron Eckhart, however, does a pretty good job of projecting his character throughout the entire duration of the movie. But what will most likely strike you is the supporting cast. Dan Fogler who plays the role of Burk Ryan’s (Aaron)  agent, and Judy Greer who plays JA’s friend are probably the real reason why you would want to watch the movie. Without their performance this movie would definitely not even be worth afirst look.

Travelling set in the backdrop of Seattle (which by the way could perhaps have been the perfect choice for a location) attempts to take audience through the emotions of loss and the way people deal with it, through what they call a romantic comedy. But truth be told, although comedy could be found rampant throughout the movie, the romance department could certainly have been done better.

WIthout giving away too much detail..for those of you who actually want to watch the movie let me just start closing this post by saying “For the love of god, if i have to sit through one more movie with a communial clapping scene (where one person starts clapping and rest of the civilization follows)… We might be simple folk out here but please enough with the cliches already.” Producers, Directors and writers in hollywood hear me when i say “PLEASE give the communial clap scene a break (at least for a couple of years..or more!)”.

If ever in some freak way you get to read this…Jennifer Aniston,  there might perhaps be more footage that someone decided to edit away but seriously tell someone to get you more air time in the movie/future ones (…hint .. especially towards the end). Would hate to leave a theatre thinking “Mm, now why did they say Jennifer Anniston was in it again”.

Special thanks to the theatre folk, Nielson personnel (these are the guys that do the feedback,demographic analysis what else and what not) for the show.


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