Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Jan 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Two complete strangers living far away from each other somehow get a connection that allows them to communicate and experience what the other is seeing or feeling.
I immediately was taken in by the premise and despite the geek in me wanting to understand the science behind it all, I still immensely enjoyed it without any rational explanation; you just take it for granted that it’s truth.
The choice of two so diverse characters works to the story’s advantage and we want to follow their lives and understand what has brought them both to the places where they are.
It’s ironic that writer Joss Whedon wrote this over twenty years ago because now we constantly see people in their cars or just walking by that “seem” to be talking to themselves, but we know it’s really via cell phones. Back then, it would seem like these people were crazy and just talked to themselves, but now we see it daily happening and just assume that it’s due to technology.
The length of this movie is just perfect because they are able to get everything across to us in that we need to understand about their lives and it leaves us imagining what happens after the end.
The cast is chosen very well and the idea to have both leads played by low-key actors works well in conveying to us even more believability.
This is definitely a movie I plan to watch again soon and is now among my favorites from 2014.
Bottom Line – Great premise that works so well. Liked how they show two characters that seem so different but have found a common denominator between them to each make their lives better. It’s also the perfect length because it allows us to imagine where the characters lives take them afterwards. Excellent low-key cast help make this feel even more believable. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Whedon wrote this script in 1992, when he was 28 years old and just moving out to Los Angeles. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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