Last night we finally watched the English movie Dirty Pretty Things. We had it laying around for a while but never got around to watching it for some reason. Maybe it was because we were not worried about late fees thanks to the Blockbuster online rental program.
Anyway, I thought this BBC production starring Audrey Tautou from Amelie was very enjoyable with a powerful message. It follows the plight of illegal immigrants in London. It tackles the myriad of problems they face and explores a number of people that exploit them along their way. The star of the movie — in my humble opinion — was Chiwetel Ejiofor, who so powerfully played the character of Okwe, an illegal Nigerian immigrant doctor working in London as a hotel receptionist and taxi driver. As for Tautou, she shined as usual. Three thumbs up! I give it 8/10