A Good Indie with No Super Heroes (by robert-frump)
No spoilers. This is a well-acted, well-written, real-world drama with a merciful lack of super hero clichés. The ending isn't what you expect. Which I like. This is more art film than action hero folks. So don't waste your time if you need that fix. It's a rare example of good American indie.
This movie is a must see - absolutely brilliant. (by bussinessconsulting)
I am at a lost for words. Any word that I utter will not describe this movie. It was brilliant. It was heart felt. The movie had every emotion in it that one could describe. It was: dramatic, funny, adventurous, suspenseful, and made you want to watch more. I could watch this movie over and over again. The writer, director, actors and all of those who were involved in the making of this move should be commended. Am Oscar will not do this film any justice. It deserves so much more. This movie is a must see.
This was beautiful! (by juanmuscle)
Some bogus review on rotten tomatoes says, and I quote the movie doesn't know what it wants to be" like it needs a label to what satisfy some guy that uses words to describe an artists work "while Lew certainly has some talent behind the camera, the structure, pacing, and tone of the movie leave much to be desired." I don't think anyone who has ever not created anything can use words such words: structure, pacing and tone of a tale... a tale is a tale, what do these people want, he is on parole and she is on the lamb, if they stay together which is inevitable because <more>
they fond for each other and with time that connection will grow, its a ticking time bomb, its either break it and go their separate ways or stay together and fae dire consequences... so I don't understand, OK, here's your label Love/rom/thriller/I don't know, violent - oh and hte guy makes a comment about it being morally murky? what does that even mean? Its two make believe people, in a make beleive story that someone put toghetr so we can chilax and watch it... wtf? I was stunned on how the ending made me feel, a true work of art
Like another reviewer, I too am really surprised by the low rating. I am so glad I decided to ignore the rating and give this movie a chance. The acting is suburb by both leads and supporting actors. Both Moss and Holbrook performances are stellar. Their pasts and pain meld and bond them together. I am not going to reveal any of the story, but it is a subtle, sparse, intense and moving indie film. It is not a light movie that will make you feel warm and fuzzy. It's not meant to be. It shows the world realistically with all of its injustice, cruelty and yet also shows compassion. It is a <more>
movie that I know will stay with me for a long time. If you are a fan of indie films with suburb acting and a story with depth I highly suggest giving it a watch.
This has to be one of the most intelligent moving all encompassing films I have seen in many years. It was a movie about survival in a world that is morally bankrupt. There are so many aspects of it to dissect but I'll focus only on a few. Having an underlying storyline of end of life for dogs was a perfect metaphor. At the point that they come to the shelter, everything has irrevocably changed for these pups and it happens most times due to no error or fault of the dog. It's just that inevitable stage of their lives when no matter how happy or unhappy their prior life, this is now. <more>
There's no going back a line used later in the movie - how clever The scene where the protagonist comforts a newly arrived dog is very powerful. As forecasted by the dog storyline, the movie is also about broken systems and their impacts on human life. How they bring you to the brink. But there is, if not healing, then redemption. I appreciated the distinction made about 2 of our primary religions. I don't have to delve further because I'm not searching for a religion, but I appreciated the insight into what Islam at its best and most personal can mean. There's brokenness everywhere, and sadly often at the hands of white men, who seem to act with impunity and arrogance. But here's the surprise -the protagonist is white and he is the antithesis to that stereotype. Elizabeth Moss was amazing - so much depth over and beyond her Mad Men days. I get the love story although at times it felt implausible or rushed. But otherwise, truly excellent movie. I hope there is a book behind it somewhere.
The sexiest kissing scenes I've seen in a long time. You could feel the heat. I am a big Elizabeth Moss fan and her leading man was also awesome. The first kiss, when they were under the tarp in the back of some old truck, steamed up my screen.
Exceptional acting, an underrated film (by saintsimuk)
I am genuinely surprised by the negative/indifferent reviews of this film. I found the story line original and well- paced. The performances by the two leads were exceptional, entirely plausible and soulful. Whilst I have seen criticism for the lack of character depth, it must be said that the movie's length did not allow for this. In any case, I think that it is not difficult for the audience to grasp both characters' 'back stories' and identify with the innocence of their mutual affection; the male lead having been incarcerated most of his adult life and the female lead <more>
seeing him as her saviour. A warm, well-acted film with an "oh no!!!!" moment at the end.I do hesitate to label anything a 'chick flick' but I anticipate the story line may appeal to a more sensitive audience.
I really didn't expect much out of this film,but decided ill check it out.This is a well directed,well acted film. It left me touched,and appreciative of the experience. So many raw emotions.The story was evolving and engrossing,the characters,portrayed wonderfully with all their vulnerabilities and inner strength.The film showed characters,wounded from past experiences,rediscover hope in mutual past hurt and brutal experiences,build through it ,and evolve to have future and hope.Most of the film is a drama,but toward the end it speeds up to a thriller and even some action.Everything was <more>
conceived ,in my eyes ,to create this immaculate experience.
Really surprised to see how good this movie for a such an underrated one. Beautiful story, wonderful script, great directing, and wonderful performance from actors. Even though the genre is drama, the story has a very nice flow that doesn't let the audience look away even for a moment. And most of the credit should go to the actors, specially the two leading actor and actress. Great work.