“I find that grieving spouses usually fall into one of two groups. One describes their loved one as someone who filled a void in them. The other describes them as someone who added a dimension to the person they already were. Which would you say best describes you? ” – Dr. Rollens
Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Aug 2019)
Brief Synopsis – In order to try and get over his wife’s recent death, a teacher moves across the country with his son to work in a small town private school.
My Take on it – This is a film that I saw the trailer for a few years ago and was just recently reminded of it.
This film gives us a very interesting and fascinating look at the way people must deal with loss of a loved one.
The two main characters of this story both deal with their grief in very different ways yet they both in the end must find a way to move forward despite the fact that they are on different paths to move on.
The cats of this film is quite amazing and they each embody the notion that they could conceivably be real people who must deal with these issues.
J.K. Simmons is superb in this film and his characters combination of quirkiness and poignancy helps endear him to the viewer as he goes through this difficult process in life.
He once again shows how great an actor he can be when given complex yet challenging roles that he can master.
The story itself plays out in a great way and they find a way to make things both heartwarming and genuine from start to finish which helps make things feel even more powerful.
The characters all have great chemistry together and that helps make the viewer believe that these characters could be real people who are dealing with real life issues that most people have already dealt with or will have to deal with during their lifetime.
Bottom Line – Really fascinating look at the way people must deal with loss. The two main characters both deal with their feelings in very different ways yet they each must find ways to move forward despite this. The cast is amazing and they help make us truly believe the situations that these characters find themselves in. Simmons shines here in a role that is both quirky and poignant and it’s quite easy to sympathize with all that he goes through. Once again, he shows how great an actor he can be when he is given challenging roles like this one. The story plays out really well and it always feels heartwarming and genuine throughout. The characters all have great chemistry together and makes us want to believe that these are real characters dealing with real life issues that we all have dealt with at some point or another in life. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The vehicle that is predominantly driven by Wes is a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 convertible. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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