Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Two from Swirl Films LYFES JOURNEY and STOCK OPTION
Banking executive gets caught up on the wrong end of a merger. Coupled with a one night stand that goes wrong he ends up on the street. Will he find redemption?
Are you kidding?
Okay faith based film could have been better if the script matched the actors. The actors are across the board wonderful and really deserve better material to work with. The script is oddly paced in that the film spends an hour of its run time on Lyfe's fall and then rush's to a conclusion in the final 20 minutes. It never really feels real and seems to have everything move for the whim or the author instead of the arc of the characters.
Its not bad but it isn't anything special with an ending that feeles more like they ran out of time than anything real.
STOCK OPTION (2015)
When a model is rescued by a homeless guy who hangs out by her building she takes him home an cleans him up. As a friendship gros she begins to wonder about the relationship she's in.
Pure wish fulfillment is well acted fluff. Its never believable for an instant but it is occasionally amusing.
Both films hit home video today.