The Yellow Handkerchief
Set in the present-day southern United States, The Yellow Handkerchief stars William Hurt as Brett Hanson, an ex-convict who embarks on a road trip. Hanson hitches a ride with two troubled teens, Martine (Kristen Stewart) and Gordy (Eddie Redmayne) traversing post-Hurricane Katrina Louisiana in an attempt to reach his ex-wife and long-lost love, May (Maria Bello). Along the way, the three reflect on their existence, struggle for acceptance, and find their way not only through Louisiana, but through life.
Uninspired. Flat. William Hurt is a bright spot but then again...when isn't he?
I decided to watch this film after seeing some stills in tumblr, Kristen Stewart in a different role and of course, Eddie Redmayne. I know this is an indie film so I had of have a high expectation (because indies' plot line are good) but I had to say the Yellow Handkerchief's plot is pretty simple and not that well presented. There are indies that certainly have simple plots but are stretched and presented well. The constant flashbacks were indeed getting on me and there is just a lot of talking going on that wasn't really able to provoke my emotion.
I would have to say that Kristen Stewart is a bit different than her usual roles although that there…
As weird as a movie can be. Stewart is better in this film than at any others I've seen her in. Redmayne's always good so far so I wasn't surprised about him. Altogether an interesting movie.
A little indie road trip drama that is extremely contrived and completely unoriginal, but not wholly *unpleasant* - there's just nothing really to see here. Kristen Stewart's acting is as lifeless as I was led to believe (I'd never actually seen her in anything), the plot doesn't make much sense, and William Hurt's character is uninteresting to watch. Honestly, the only character I cared about was Eddie Redmayne as an extremely awkward teenage boy (much more excited about seeing him in Les Miserables now), but he was the fourth billed character and certainly the least important of the three we followed most of the time. Disappointing, because I would easily have watched an entire movie with him as the central figure. Instead, I just sat patiently and waited for it to go somewhere.
Yes. I watched this film. Yes. Kristen Stewart nails her role as a horny rube. If you have a wife and you want a blow job: rent this movie.