Thursday, June 20, 2019

I Wrote This For You (2019) Dances With Films 2019

Young man named Hunter, struggles to put reality back together after his girlfriend leaves him. As he struggles to keep it together and deduce what is real, he wanders into poetry slam and begins to find a way back.

Earnest but not quite engaging film doesn’t quite work. The problem is it struggles to be "about something" rather than simply tell it’s story and let the meaning come from the tale. There is a solid idea here but how it comes, or fails to come together is entirely the fault of Brennan Keel Cook who wrote and stars as Hunter. Cook’s performance never seems real rather it feels like someone trying to win an award of some sort. It becomes glaring when you compare it to everyone else around him none of whom seem to be acting. Cook’s script doesn’t quite work either with the poetry written by the poets being better than the rest material written for the film by Cook.

As I said above there is a solid idea here is only someone else could have made the film

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