Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Whether you love or like this award winning film will depend upon if you give yourself over to its largely by the numbers telling or not. If you can lose yourself then you are going to love this film a great deal. If on the other hand it's construction makes you wish that the filmmakers had been a bit more daring in the telling then you're going to just like the film.
Put me in the like category. While I admire that the film manages to tackle such a serious issue, I really do wish that the film had been tenser or that it didn't feel like one of those feel good message films that you see on Lifetime, from Disney or heads direct to home video. I think it would have helped that the poster (see above) and some of the promotional material pretty much tell you it's going to be alright before you ever see the film.
While its very easy to defend this as being a good film, I am kind of puzzled by the films numerous awards. I don't see it being quite award winning material, however I do think that it's worth your time and money of the subject appeals to you.
The film hits Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Friday