Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Jul 2016)
Brief Synopsis – After suffering a tragedy, a young executive begins to rethink the important things in his life.
My Take on it – Jake Gyllenhaal has shown recently how great an actor he can be and he foes a very good job here as the main character.
The problem that I had with this film tho has more to do with the story then with the acting tho.
In addition to Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper does a great job (as always) and plays the grieving executive extremely well.
The story isn’t as gripping as I would gave hoped and instead of drawing me in, I felt that I was being pushed further and further away with each subsequent scene.
I expected more from Naomi Watts whose character needed better development IMHO.
I had a lot if trouble caring for any of the characters because they all felt too distant from the viewer.
Bottom Line – Gyllenhaal is very good here, but the story isn’t as gripping as it could probably have been. Cooper brings his A-game and can always be counted on. Couldn’t relate enough to the characters and had trouble caring for any of them.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Third film to star Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper, after Jarhead (2005) and October Sky (1999). (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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