This film feels like it was made with love. It’s the story of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Played by the charismatic Gael García Bernal) as he travels South America on a motorcycle (and on foot).
Some films make you interested in their characters more than other films. This is certainly a film that made me very interested in the life of Ernesto and interested in him as a person.
The film drags sometimes, but carry on through those rare times and you’ve got quite a good film. Don’t think you’re just getting a road movie either because in the latter part of the film you get a solid amount of time spent in one spot which is really the best part of the film I’d say. Walter Salles has made a touching, absolutely beautifully shot film with incredible locations and all that is complimented by a superb soundtrack which includes another great score from Gustavo Santaolalla.
I think this is a film that a lot of people could enjoy, so I’m recommending it. Plus it might get you interested in this man like it’s got me interested.
Actually now I’m planning on renting part 1 or Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” starring Benicia Del Toro, so hopefully you’ll see a review of that this week.
“The Motorcycle Diaries” gets a Jyerating of 4/5