Stephen recommended this film in comments after I talked about movies like National Treasure and Prince Caspian. ;)
So, the other night, I decided to go see it. I was the only one in the theater. (by the way, the next time I get tagged I'm using "I like to go the movies by myself" as one of the weird things about me) Of course it was Tuesday night and the Lakers were playing (more like getting killed) in the NBA finals. It's too bad, though, because this film was an absolute treat.
In case you've never heard of it (like I hadn't) The Visitor is about a man who is sort of just existing and not really living. He gets forced to go to New York City to present a paper (he's a professor) and when he gets to his apartment there he finds some illegal immigrants living in it. He feels sorry enough for them to allow them stay for awhile. I don't want to say much more, except that this is a beautiful film about finding life again, risking to love someone (not necessarily romantically), and the dignity of humanity. The characters were exquisitely portrayed...the kind of characters you sort of wish could be your friends in real life..not because they were super cool, but because they were so real. And there were many moments in the film that felt true.
So go see it if you like or wait for it on DVD. It's the sort of story that pulls you in slowly and grabs your heart. Highly Recommended.