I try not to waste my time with movies. I watch very few (never any more than a handful) each year. It seems this winter there’s a lot out there: I am Legend, Charlie Wilson’s War… This is coming off of my wondrous review for Atonement, I feel trite saying this with another movie. I ADORED THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY. I thought it was even better than the book which I loved. I think the director is brilliant in how he conceived it, structured it. The acting is good, but really what makes this movie is how the scenes are shot: through the eyes of a man who has ‘locked-in’ syndrome. His body cannot function. The only operational parts of his body are his mind and one of his eyes. The scene where the doctor is permanently stitching up one of his eyes is gut-wrenching. It’s like you yourself are getting your eye sewn up. I’m a huge fan of independent film…no one seems to know what I’m talking about when I mention this movie. Go see it. It is a testament to the celebration of life by reliving your memories.