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Plot: Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between miniDV footage as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.
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Dull, dull, dull
I really don’t understand the unanimity of the reviews for this film. Yes, the film is about memories, holidays and nostalgia… but are these feelings enough to make a great film, or a a great script? Unfortunately, the script is empty. The first reason is that the characters are not engaging, we don’t know them, nothing is done to know them better, so it’s not easy to identify with them or understand their journey and what they went through. Frankie Cario makes a great job, but her character is ordinary, there’s nothing extraordinary on the paper. Paul Mescal is OK, probably too young for the role, and suffers an unclear character who lacks writing.
For instance, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (Susanne Bier) kind of deal with these topics, and the characters are very subtle, deep and engaging. This is not the case here.
You can’t see what’s the direction of this film, what these characters have been through and what they’re looking for, which is frustrating. There’s never a revelation, or at least subtle indications to give a direction to the film or influence our thinking. Even the present day is unclear, we know nothing about the woman’s present situation.
The script is inspired by the filmmaker’s own journey or memory, which is, of course, respectful. But the only (major !) problem is that filmmakers tend to think that their own life is worth to tell a story and make a movie. Well, we all went through things and we all lived dramatic, or traumatic events, and have memories of these events and of our past. There’s nothing extraordinary in this script, what the filmmaker probably thought was extraordinary is, actually, ordinary. There’s nothing fresh, original nor modern, nor even in the way it’s filmed. It’s dull.
An ordinary, slow, boring film in which nothing happens. One would have preferred watching personal footage from his own DV camera.
The movie is telling the story between a father and his daughter during summer holiday.
The relation between those two characters is ambiguous. The father seems to be separated from his wife and is suffering some melancholy. Meanwhile, his daughter is a 11 years old girl facing sexualisation of her environment but still being a kiddo. (which was the moment filmed with the more sensibility but not enough to be relevant).
Daughter’s character : Nothing to say, the actress is really talented. She succeed to show the transition between 2 ages and also to show her attachment for her father.
Father’s character : I felt a lack of empathy for this guy. No element is showing us the past of this guy so we don’t understand his behavior. The movie suggest a difficult past (young parenthood) combined with a drinking problem (more present at the end of the movie), but you don’t understand. The guy is maybe facing difficulties but his daughter is lovable and making effort to show him her affection and it’s just making him more sad. The worst part is when he’s letting her outside without considerations. The shadow of a rape of this girl was making me uncomfortable during many scenes. You want to feel sorry for him but the reality is that you want to enter the movie to slap him and force him to take his responsibility. And, come one, it’s not like if the daughter is thankless or in a teenage crisis. She just want to sing with him.
Stroboscope : Is the purpose of those scene to detect epileptic spectators ? It was more confusing than anything. I was thinking it was implying the non consensual sexual relation between the father and the mother while, in fact, it was the girl 20 years later in a techno party with apparition of his father. Was it suppose to show us the similarity between the father and the daughter facing the young parenthood ? By the way, the young parenthood of Sophie was coming out of nowhere. I would have enjoy explanation for this parallel.
Conclusion : A little too long for what is was. You don’t understand where the movie is going. You re expecting a revelation at some time that will never come so at the end, you re having “moments” of this holiday that are not connected. If you give me the choice between Kikujiro and this movie to explore the relation between an adult not ready for parenthood and a kid, I will prefer Kitano.
PS: Why this movie made so much the unanimity ? 100% on roten tomato ? Did we see the same movie ?
Original Language en
Director Charlotte Wells
Writer Charlotte Wells
Actors Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 4 wins & 4 nominations
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