Scarborough (2018)


“Why make it more complex than it actually is?” – Aiden

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Nov 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Two parallel stories of weekend getaways for teacher-student affairs in a small seaport town known as Scarborough.

My Take on it – This is a film that I was curious to see because I had herd some nice things about it.

It actually starts off well and I liked the way that they are able to use duplicate dialogue in both stories to help show both the similarities and differences in a male-female relationship based on the age and experience in life that the characters might have.

After a short while tho, this gimmick fails to be as effective and the film has little much more to offer us than that.

Towards the middle of this film, they allow the various characters to start expressing themselves about the future and the way that the relationship and connetion have affected their lives both for better and for worse.

Unfortunately during these parts of the film, things feel as if they are standing in place instead of moving forward and that hurts things a lot.

The story then becomes a bit too predictable which hurts any of the failed surprises along the way.

The story itself feels very incomplete and misses it’s ability to e more engaging to the viewer.

The one thing that works here is the way that they depict how people view live and lives choices very differently at different stages in life and that in turn forces them to look at things very differently

Bottom Line – This story starts off interesting enough because we get to see two stories with duplicate dialogue and how those stories play out. Unfortunately, besides this gimmick, this film has little much to offer. Around the mid way point the story has the characters get into conversations about their futures and the way that things have affected their lives, but is mostly feels as if it is just moving in place instead of moving forward. The film reaches a point where things become all too predictable which hurts things even more because it takes away any kind of surprise that might show up later on. The story is left too incomplete and fails to find a way to be more engaging to the viewer.  They are able to show the different viewpoints on life that a student and a teacher might have due to their life experiences.

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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