Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Feb 2015)
Brief Synopsis – 4 passengers on a train deal with grief in their own ways
My Take on it – I came across this movie and really had no idea what it was about besides the fact that it starred Brendon Gleeson and that it won an Oscar for Best Short Film in 2006.
The story is quite interesting and engaging and it gives us 4 characters who all are dealing with loss, grief and the pain they feel (or don’t feel) after having a loved one die very recently.
I couldn’t understand the title of this movie at first because I expected a western, but as the story unfolds, we are treated with a few different meanings for this seemingly ambiguous title. The reveals are great and although some might call this a black comedy, I liked the dramatic aspects of it much better.
Bottom Line – Very interesting and good portrayal of how everyone deals with pain, loss and grief in different ways. Love the way that the title even has numerous meanings. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was shot on a real train. The crew could shoot on it between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. after which it had to be cleaned for the evening commute. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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