- Indeed worthwhile! 10/14/2018 12:00:00 AM by a-niculae13-266-955161
Before I actually review this film I must admit I am no critic, but a mere film lover who has never been more impressed by a low budget drama as I was by this title. I felt compelled to write a (my first) review, since this film has undeserved low ratings. Indeed, because of that I started watching with low expectations, looking for a relatable love story and escapism. What I got instead was a wild emotional ride, poignant at places (especially the end), but otherwise utterly and sincerely full of hope. (SPOILERS, maybe) The movie succeeds in teaching the audience a few important lessons, as I see it: how there is good in people, how loneliness 'kills', how, in the face of death, petty conflicts vanish and how tragedy unites people. Moreover, I must say I'm amazed how this film managed to keep secret the name of a primary character and make it irrelevant, really. On another note, for those saying that the girl fell for the big fella, I must disagree. Their relationship is one of pure friendship and that is another kind of love. Other meaningful relationships, and arguably quite complex, that are well depicted in the movie are that of the brothers, that of the wife-lover, husband-wife and even husband-lover. Finally, I cannot recommend this movie more for those who want to feel pity and admiration, joy and regret, love and sorrow. 10/10 not for its cinematic features, but for a good story and delivery.
- couldnt have been better 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM by ops-52535
Extraordinary movie,with some very lively and ''to be true'' acting .the girl,she is nameless brought ahead by a very beautiful Kira Waterhouse, and the man called Viktor, who has a braindamage due to an accidenta as a child,are brought together as a deed of destiny. this film has got nearly everything.emotions,fun,irony,grief,sorrow and death. if you would like a special x-mas gift,this is the one to see
- Hidden gem - loved every aspect of it! 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM by gvarypatakis
These guys hit the mark with this one! I typically don't like movie renditions of books but they captured the essence of the book while creating gold on screen. The actors/actresses capture the most important elements and I would recommend all who enjoy a great drama to watch - you will not be disappointed! The producers and directors of the film deserve all the credit in the world for turning in a masterpiece. I have to say that this is one of my favorite films in the past decade - I could see it having tremendous success as time goes on. 10/10 Can't wait to re-watch and catch the moments that I missed the first time around!
- Fantastic! 2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM by robharrand
This is a phenomenal picture. I haven't enjoyed a film this much in a long time, and I have no friends, so I watch a lot of movies.
It's a refreshing, uniquely written, feel good story that I'm not going to explain. Just watch it. The entire experience felt effortless and real and easily absorbed.
The acting was outstanding, especially Dash Mihok as Victor and Suki Waterhouse, as "The Girl", who also did a commendable job. Their relationship was both entirely believable and adorable.
Let's not forget about the score. It was literally perfect. Rich in atmosphere, charming, and perfectly suited for each scene. I found myself "Shazamming several songs throughout the movie.
It's a real shame a movie of this quality goes under the radar because there isn't an "A-list" actor involved. In fact, too many movies are overshadowed by A-list actors and the the roles they are famous for.
For example, had Victor been played by Anthony Hopkins instead of Dash Mihok, I'm pretty sure I would have been wondering when Hannibal Lector was going to bite the girl's face off, rather than fall innocently in love with her, if you catch my drift.
With that being said, had Emma Stone or Ellen Paige or Ryan Gosling been casted, this gets nominated for an Oscar or Golden Globe, no question. I guess that's just part of the politics of show business. Lame indeed.
Regardless, this is one of the most enjoyable movies I've had the pleasure of watching, in a long time. It's that good and shouldn't be missed.
Highly, highly recommended.
- Better Than Espected 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM by thegarlicconnection
I thought it had a slow start to the point I almost turned it off. Fortunately, it was just weird enough to hold my attention until I was interested. It's a good film with a good story, but it is a bit on the sad side. See it with your significant other.