A Second Chance

A Second Chance ★★★½

I'm an aficionado of the dynamic duo Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen. Together they're masters of emotions. A Second Chance is once again heavy, emotionally draining subject matter, dragging the viewer down into the quicksand along with the main characters.

The only thing that kept me from giving this particular Bier / Jensen production a soaring score is the emotional overkill, making the movie balance on the fine line between gripping drama and an ordinary tearjerker. Their other films felt more balanced and less predictable, which drew me more into those stories.

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