Good film, that perhaps could have been even better,
This review is from: The Broken Circle Breakdown [DVD] (DVD)
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This is a film that merits respect and admiration. It’s a moving, thoughtful film; well acted and edited, and with a cracking bluegrass score. The film builds its ideas slowly and tells its story through flashbacks and disjointed time narrative, a technique that can appear clichéd and unnecessary, but here works really well.
It’s a good film that I would recommend. I nearly gave it five stars, though couldn’t quite stretch to that. Some of the plot seemed to push a little more drama than was needed – a scene towards the end when the main character’s frustrations get vented in a tirade on the concert stage, for example – and I feel the film could have been even more moving and powerful if more subtlety and allusion was applied.