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Jessica Chastain's transformative, wholehearted performance buoys an otherwise mediocre biopic.
The second half of 'Encounter' is really the story writer-director Michael Pearce wanted to tell - but the first-half misfire makes the film feel gutless. If it had any conviction, 'Encounter' would have been honest and upfront to the audience from start to finish.
The poignant, intimate and vibrant documentary finds a storyteller searching for inner peace, while trying to understand the world through food and travel.
Writer-director Sian Heder's follow-up to 'Tallulah' is a gently poignant family drama rooted in the unique experience of living without a fundamental sense.