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Better direction might have given us a better movie.
on 1 March 2016
Let me first say that I love Alan Rickman's work in almost anything. However, he can be a little 'quiet' in his delivery and he was certainly that in this film. His back story revealed gives some hint as to why that might be so, nevertheless, his character as he plays him comes off as a bit too uninvolved. He is supported by Sigourney Weaver doing her best to reveal the humanity of a woman with Autism. There is more missing here than is presented and so gives a rather erroneous picture of people on the spectrum. Carrie Moss is 'uninvolved' as a woman who finds it difficult to 'bond' in society's accepted way. Every character, except the girl who dies, is very uninvolved in their own way. Now, that would have been worth exploring in a surer director's hand.