The Life of David Gale review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/08/12
David Gale (Kevin Spacey) is a brilliant teacher on death row, reveals his story to Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet), a journalist from a news magazine. He discloses his encounter with Berlin (Rhona Mitra), who accuses him of rape. Constance Harraway (Laura Linney), David’s friend, is raped and murdered. it lacked the score and proper storytelling to make it effective. One scene you have Constance in a hospital, next on a tape being suffocated on a plastic bag. Best lines: David – “Living by your wants will never make you happy; what it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you ever attain in terms of your desires but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice.” Spacey was spectacular and Winslet played it well, if only the whole premise and script were better. Its conclusion was irritating and unsatisfying. The Life of David Gale speaks volumes about wrongfully accused people on death row.