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Plot: When a man meets a young girl in a parking lot he attempts to help her avoid a bleak destiny by initiating her into the beauty of the outside world. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.
Runtime: 96 mins Release Date: 08 Jan 2016
Masterful. I loved this film. The best part is reading the equivocating, hesitant reviews after watching the film. This is a Rorschach test! This film holds up a mirror to us and what we see isn't pretty. Consider the facts: Fact one - from the start, David Lamb is a liar. Ross Partridge, the director/actor, makes that clear. David's wife has had enough and we don't even see her. David starts the film lying to his girlfriend about where he is. And David has been lying to everyone at work about a prohibited liaison with a subordinate. Fact two – Partridge has carefully chosen the <more>
two female leads to be similar in demeanor and appearance. Why? To pose a question – why does David prefer one to the other? Both care about him, listen to him even dote over him. And, most importantly, one is a grown woman who willingly satisfies his carnal desires. And finally, fact three – the film documents a rape. Forget the lush fields, mountains and horses and forget about the fact that he never "penetrates" her, you know in today's political parlance, "rape, rape." Tommie a neglected, perhaps abused child is by the end of the film a woman. You know, in other words, he raped her. That is why David preferred her to the adult woman – Tommie was a virgin.
Innocence Walks a Fine Line, Indeed (by ztmillers-2)
Ross Partridge directs and stars in "Lamb," a 2015 film following David Lamb played by Ross Partridge , a man in his late forties who is quickly becoming aware of his disintegrating goodness. He encounters a girl named Tommie played by Oona Lawrence . Though she's only eleven years old, David is aware that she is in danger of becoming just as defeated by life as he is. The two connect, and a friendship grows. In an effort to save Tommie from becoming just like him, David invites Tommie away from the city and into the country heartland he grew up in. What follows is a journey <more>
of self- discovery for both David and Tommie, culminating in an emotional bond that neither of them could have predicted.The main character's choice to befriend an eleven year old girl is at the center of the film's controversy. The film pays a price for having a protagonist who crosses social sanctioned boundaries in trying to do the right thing, scaring off potential viewers. Partridge was very aware of this controversy, and the ethics of their relationship is one of the continuing topics within the film: Is David going to get in trouble for his behavior? Does he deserve to get in trouble? For the sake of not trying to force my perception of their relationship, I won't try too hard to persuade you one way or another. It is important, however, to note that while Tommie and David are constantly thrown into circumstances that force them to confront the delicacy of their situation, their relationship never approaches a sexual nature. You needn't worry about David peeking at Tommie in the bathroom, or anything similar.Ross Partridge and Oona Lawrence embody their characters so naturally. What they do here should barely be called acting. More like being. Partridge is given the complex task of having to convey deep confusion to the audience, but confidence when he's with his costar. Fortunately, he's able to pull this off and articulate David's personal journey at every stage with perfection. Despite her young age, Lawrence demonstrates remarkable acting in such a demanding role, conveying innocence and intelligence simultaneously. More impressive than the acting ability of either individual is the chemistry between the two leads. They aren't the only actors in the film, but still carry the film mostly between the two of them. Fortunately, they carry it just fine.One element of the film that really surprised me was the cinematography, specifically the number of landscape shots. Even images of the city, which is supposed to represent a metaphorical prison for both characters, look tranquil. This form is consistent throughout the film as the background changes to hotel lobbies to the roadside to the country. These landscape shots were amplified by the music underscoring each scene.The recurring piano score endowed the film with a sort of innocence, a hopefulness that neither of the protagonists have a surplus of. It's especially helpful early on as Tommie and David's relationship starts to bud. Probably the single best tool the film used to alleviate the uncertainty we feel toward David at the beginning.Assuming he'd prefer viewers to not be drowned by David's unconventional behavior, I'd suggest to Partridge that he give increased cognizance of Tommie's sad home life to David. The easiest argument against David having ill intentions is that he was trying to save Tommie from wasting away in neglect, and even an unconventional intervention is better than no intervention at all. While we see that David is aware of Tommie's situation, further enunciating that Tommie would be worse off without him would make his actions much more understandable. This would have been much more helpful, not to mention economic, than David or Tommie intermittently commenting, "This is weird. He, he." Lamb is bold in a way many films claim to be but seldom are. Not everyone is going to accept Partridge's direction, which is understandable. Lamb may be aggressive in how it breaks social norms, but in the wake of Partridge's loud experiment is a delicately crafted film. The liberation afforded to this movie allows for a very honest exploration of good intentions, redemption, and the nature of love, in the process creating a relationship that manages to be both powerful and tender. I'm not sure I've seen anything like it anywhere else in the film world. The closest I can think of would be Leon: The Professional. One thing is for sure, much like David and Tommie are changed by their adventure, you will never be the same after watching this film.
I never cry during movies, i rearly get sad, but i cried like a baby watching Lamb. Its really an emotional trip.
A risky exploration of love (by espinosawilliam)
LAMB is set in the Midwest and its conventions. A middle aged man, beset by adult challenges including the death of a parent, work and crumbling relationships, encounters a young girl whose home has provided no identity or value. The two go on a road trip deeper into the heart of the country and into unexpected inner places. LAMB is risky and challenging exploration of love, our need for it, the unusual places where we find it and the sacrifices it calls for. Oona Laurence as the young girl is superb and deserves consideration for a Best Actress award. The cinematography is evocative. Ross <more>
Partridge is to be commended for his integrity, courage and skill in bringing this story to the screen.
A movie both unsettling and sweet in nature. (by gimpchrist)
A movie both unsettling and sweet in nature.I remember as a child wanting with all the fibres of my being to have something like this happen to me. The adult portrayal in the film was great, he never crossed any physical boundaries but of course, the unsettling part being he may have skipped into some strange and not so authoritative-figure-like behavior emotionally and mentally.I saw it as a man desperate to make a difference in someones life that was a positive effect rather than negative, and knowing what girls grow up to encounter, wanted to give her some space and perspective and <more>
something else to hope for in life.Of course, being 11, she falls in love, and fortunately that's where dude stops things, leaving her depressed and brokenhearted, but its for her own good of course.I have mixed feelings about this movie. parts of me are guarded and want to protect the child, but the child part of me sees it as a romantic love tragedy.
Needs more distribution. Great filmmaking. (by gideonzack)
Another film lost in the pile. Yes the plot is morally questionable given the kidnapping of an 11 year old girl...but it's a great film. I wish people were smarter and can see into the reasoning behind everything the main characters do. It's not about sex or pedophilia, it's about people that are lost.This is a very very sensitive subject, and to make a film about a child kidnapping and have the narrative go the way it goes does makes u think. It's disturbing and fascinating at the same time. Watch it. If u like films that make u think :
A unique indie drama (by PeterLormeReviews)
Lamb 2015 is a unique indie drama directed, written and produced by Ross Partridge, who also stars in the film. To be completely honest, I think this film is extremely hard to talk about. At points, I found it extremely uncomfortable. But that's the point. Well acted all around. Oona Laurence and Ross Partridge both gave excellent performances. In addition to great performances, the cinematography was also wonderful. This isn't just a cliché indie drama. The film splits off in a different directions, especially with the ending. I found Lamb to be an extremely memorable movie. <more>
Really hard to talk about without spoiling anything. Just go watch it. It's worth your time.
Love the way people are reacting cringing to this movie (by christiank7)
Lets get a couple of things out of the way first. The direction and acting is excellent and definitely a well paced and engaging tempo. The technical aspect of photography and lack of intrusiveness of it was superb. The story line was well developed but slightly confusing as you watched it, mnade sense after the fact though. The casting was clever and the young girl's home situation was extremely well depicted in a very short scene. Clever scripting and clever idea. Now lets get to the crux of what is so bothering to people. Did it bother me personally? NO! I actually come from a world <more>
where adults and kids are not so separated by political correctness. Is this film showing behaviour that is wrong? Well that depends on where you see it from. The little girl was inncoent and her innocence was maintained and she received much of what was lacking in her own family like so many millions of little girls out in suburbia. The truth was explosive. The guy on the other hand presented a serious set of complex problems. He was a deviant and a liar but he was not an evil person and he was not a child molester either. He was a sad miserable grieving middle aged guy who had lost his way a long time ago. He was in every sense one of millions of men in his age bracket and if a child showed them the sunschine that this little girl showed I would bet that many would be entrapped by this situation but too gutless to appreciate it and run with it. This brings us to the most pressing question. Did he cross a line when he took her on this trip? Some will say definitely and yet it was most likely the nicest time this girl has ever had. Others will say that the actions were criminal and in the US they most liekly were because of the laws there. Due to the fact that the US has such a terrible child abuse history it is not astonishing to see the response by so many people. Did he cross the line morally, I do not think so. If it was my child I would have been very ticked off but then my child would never be in such a position because my child is looked after with care and good grace. This child was NOT! Does that make it right or at least OK for him to take her on a trip? You answer that for your self. I see this film as a major contribution as to how we as a society see the roles handed to us and how we have become so besmirched by ugliness that we are no longer able to love or for that matter feel it. If a man in his age has a good and genuine feeling for this little girl then why is it so wrong? Again - the ball is now in your court. Great film, deserves lots of people to see it. Definitely a film that is beyond the Hollywodd krap we see most every day.
David Ross Partridge is a forty seven year old man who has just lost his father and divorced his wife and seems on the verge of a nervous break down. After burying his father, he meets an eleven year old girl, Tommie Oona Laurence at a parking lot, where, somehow, they connect. Thus begins a strange journey, where the two relate on an emotional level. David takes Tommie on a road trip to a desolate cabin in the mountains while searching for some meaning to his life. Tommie is an outcast with indifferent parents. The writer of the novel, Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam, claims to never have read Lolita, <more>
which was also adapted for the screen in 1962 by Stanley Kubrick. The themes are similar, but Lolita's protagonist, played by the precocious and self assured fifteen year old Sue Lyon, is a million miles apart from the innocent eleven year old Oona Laurence. Though at times unsettling, Lamb never veers into Lolita's explicitly sexual territory. Partridge and Laurence are riveting together and I look forward to see what the young actress does next. Lamb is a solid 8/10.