The line of dialogue is whispered during a couple of key sequences in Third Person, the new film from Paul Haggis, the Academy Award-winning director of Crash
(Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay). As you might imagine, the
phrase insinuates itself dramatically into the hearts of the characters
who hear it, as they attempt to heed the call.
Writer-director Paul Haggis goes the more conventional action-thriller route here as Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks play a married middle-class couple pursuing fugitive route after the wife is sentenced to a long prison term for the murder of her boss. Crowe is game, but Banks gets played by chess-master Haggis who is simply trying to keep too many pieces moving at once. Grade: D.