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Saw this twice at Sundance and it’s worth another look.
I can see people finding the film intriguing but not loving it and I relate with that. At the same time the more you consider what the film is saying the more you’ll get out of it. It’s definitely one to dissect and talk about with others.
From a filmmaking standpoint this is a very impressive debut from Rebecca Hall since it shows a lot of attention to framing, composition,…
This might be a little harsh considering it’s not BAD in any way. Performances are good, cinematography is suitable, and the music is nice. It doesn’t rely on exposition (in fact it’s mostly dialogue-less), isn’t overly complicated, and isn’t completely boring.
But I could have seen every beat coming from just the trailer or premise alone, and it offers absolutely nothing unexpected. Grieving woman tries out the transcendentalism thing until one person on the journey values her unconditionally…
Was surprised how much I loved it by the end. It had a beating heart and you could really feel the love in this family. The conflict that developed between them seemed very real and grounded in a way I wasn't expecting.
Driving this film is an ensemble of great performances. Both deaf parents were incredible and they are given a chance to be not only hilarious (laughing out loud in my house at scenes with no actual…