Top positive review
A well acted / directed film
21 July 2016
Always nice to be pleasantly surprised by a film and this was the case when I saw this one.
Plot here is a well worn one, however the performances, photography and direction make this a definite cut-above.
The real difference with this piece is the courseness with which the narrative and scenes are played out; they make the story believable and real. This aspect is often missed or deliberately omitted to make a film more enjoyable or at least easy to the mind. Not so in this case the film works very well because the emotional / dramatic scenes are played with a real-life feel - so congratulations to the actors and the director for this.
The cut-away from scenes to different places / contexts can be a little off-putting and gives the film an arty aspect - this is supported by the occasional excessive cinema effects - however this element is not excessive and in its way does add to the viewing pleasure.
I enjoyed it - recommended