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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Overly artsy 'Secret Life' too secretive about its message
Tom Baker / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
The Secret Life of Words
(Japan title: Anata ni nara Ieru Himitsu no Koto)
2 stars out of five
Dir: Isabel Coixet
Cast: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Julie Christie
The Secret Life of Words is a noble cinematic experiment that regrettably fails. It's an issue film that tries to get past your defenses by not telling you what the issue is until it is nearly over. Until that point, you have to try to guess what the story is about.
Without giving …