It was all starting with one letter from Elise’s boyfriend who is Alexander which was wrote that asked her to find someone who has the same height and looked alike he as the scapegoat to make his enemy which was the police and the gangster gang he was being participate before confused..After that Elise (role play by Angelina Jolie) takes a train which she met American tourist, Frank (role play by Johnny Depp). After having a long conversation, an investigation police starting to believed that the man that with Elise was Alexander. They try to follow him and at the same time there were some spy from the gangster gang in the police department updating them about Alexander and here is when the story begin by Frank being followed by police and also being attacked by the gangster gang which make he himself confused about the reason he being attacked. After that frank was realised that he being trap in Elise big plan and he realised that everyone chase him with dodging bullets through both the historic streets of Paris and the winding canals of Venice. Suitable with its tagline “It All Started When He Met A Woman”, Frank life was totally changed after met Elise Now, the faster Frank and Elise run, the more intense their romance grows and Elise starting to do everything in order to save Frank’s life and at the same time Frank also willing to put himself in danger in order to save Elise’s life.
This movie has many of the interpersonal elements which make me choose it as my part of review. The elements are :
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IS A DICTINCTIVE FORM OF COMMUNICATION
This type of interpersonal communication happens when you treat people as objects or when you respond to their roles rather than to whom they are as unique people. This situation happen in this movie when Elise try to be closed with Frank in order to make him as scapegoat of her boyfriend. At this time she never thinks about Frank’s safety as to her Frank is someone to be used for her goodness only. In this case she treat Frank as the object rather than the unique people.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION INVOLVES MUTUAL INFLUENCE BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS
Interpersonal communication involver mutual influences between individual means all partners in the communications are affected by a transaction. Sometimes it may involves word and sometimes in does not involves words. For example in this movie, from the stranger to the friends and then close friends, Frank and Elise build this relationship by having a long conversation which was involves communication. Another example was when Elise try to save Frank from the gangster, she followed Frank’s boat and only give him eye signal and after that both of them manage to escape from the gang
UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION CAN IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FRENDS AND LOVERS
Sometimes in relationship we have some up and down. It happens because none of us perfect. Same goes to this movie. After realizing that he was being used by Elise, Frank try to slow talk and asked Elise the reason he stuck in that problem and after Elise tell him half of the truth finally he manage to know that the reason she put him as a victim. But after that he try to find her as he realized that he was in love with her.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION CONNECTS US WITH OTHERS
By interpersonal communication also will connect us with others. Imagine how we can build relationship if we does not have any communication form with our partner. Even to start relationship we have to know people name to make us easily called people by their true name. In this movie, in order to get any update from Alexander, Elise has receiver the clue letter which will inform her about their next meeting location. Elise also has the communication form with the police officer that she co-operates with by the small microphone.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IS IRREVERSIBLE
As all of us know and aware everything that we have said cannot being taken back. Malay idioms also said terlajak perahu boleh diundur,terlajak kata tak mampu ditarik balik. By that idioms we realized that in this life everything that we hd said cannot being taken back. Same goes to this movie, when the chief of the gang threaten Elise to tell him where is the safety that Alexander keep 44millions pound, at first and second she said she did not know and she also said she will tell if she know it and after being threaten by the chief of the gang, that he will stretch her face if she insists not telling truth to him, and after that she tell him where us the safety. In this case she cannot take back what she had said at first and second and because of that she nearly put her life in a danger.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IS COMPLICATED
As we communicate, sometimes the messages that we want to send sometimes doesn’t same with what the receiver receive. In other words we cannot tell people what exactly we mean. Elise try many time to tell Frank that he will jeopardize his life if he insists to stay with Elise. But as a man who love Elise with full of his heart, he think that it was his responsible to protect Elise. For example when Elise was stuck with the gangster, without thinking of his life, Frank confess himself as Alexander which Elise realised that confession will kill him but for Frank he will sacrifice his life in order to make Elise stay alive.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IS GOVERNED BY RULES
Interpersonal communication also has its rules which is involves implicit and explicit situation. In other words, implicit is more to what instructor highlight the rules at you for example, you have to be punctual oh the lecturer class whereby explicit is more to self governed rules which was if you are on diet you asked yourself to avoid fat foods. Elise also faced with this type of communication. She had to overboard her principles that want to save her boyfriend and save Frank after realized that she also loves him. So, in this case Elise has going overboard of explicit. Whereas, implicit, Elise misuse her power as the CBI officer and doing her investigation by her own without using the rules that being highlight by her department.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION INVOLVES BOTH CONTENT AND RELATIONSHIP DIMENSIONS
Words does not gives the messages what you exactly want to say besides sometimes you need some facial expression and body language to express your real messages. In this movies, in order to tell Frank that she loves him, she does not gives it straight away by her words besides she gives it by her facial expression and her body language which she kissed him as to show her love.
SELF DISCLOSURE: CONNECTING SELF TO OTHERS THROUGH TALK
The more we have the conversation and communication the deeper relationship we can build was the easily was to define self disclosure: connecting self to others through talk. For example, before knowing each other, Elise did not tell Frank the reason he pick Frank as the Alexander scapegoat but after have the deeper relationship, then she realized that she has to tell him about her plan.
SELF DISCLOSURE REFLECTS PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE NATURE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
After knowing your partner the deeper, of course you can build the intimate relationship as you already know the good and bad about your partner. At the first meeting in the train, Frank already know what exactly Elise doesn’t like such as she does not like man who are too straightforward and keep asking questions. By knowing that, in order to build the deeper relationship, he avoid to do the things that Elise doesn’t like.
As conclusion, in daily routine we were facing with interpersonal communication either we realized it or not. In this movie itself, starting from the beginning until the end of movie, every role have their own interpersonal communication. But there were several interpersonal communication skill that we have to improve. For instance, in order to make sure that the messages was delivered, we have to see sender face, but the problem is, many part of this movie, have not had this elements. For example, in the ballroom, when Elise try to tell Frank to stay away from her, she just tell him without looking her face. This is the weakness of interpersonal communication in this movie. Overall, this movie has the good elements of interpersonal communication.