“Things have dried up for me here.” – Roy O’Hara
Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Nov 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A businessman relocates his family to England with the hopes of finally making a fortune in a new job.
My Take on it – I had hoped that this would be a very enjoyable and engaging film based on the premise and the cast, but I was very wrong!
This is such a slow paced film that it takes forever for anything to really happen.
The story itself is presented in a very boring way that isn’t able to resonate with the audience at all.
The film has four basic story lines, one for each family member, and they all fail to find ways to seem unique or original since they are all avenues that have been displayed and explored before in other movies.
The story is far too predictable and nothing happens along that way that can be deemed unexpected and that hurts things so much because one hopes for surprises which this film fails to give.
The movie does have a very talented cast, yet even with Jude Law and Carrie Coon in the leads, they never seem to find a way for these characters to shine above the mediocre script as presented here.
The scene with the horse is quite chilling and says so much about the characters and who they truly are on a deeper level.
Bottom Line – Really boring story that fails to find a way to be engaging to the audience. The pacing is far too slow and nothing of interest really happens throughout the film. The various story lines for each family member aren’t unique in any way and the predictability of it all takes so much away from things. The cast is quite talented, but even with Law and Coon in the leads, they aren’t able to make this any more interesting to watch unfold. The scene with the horse is the most revealing one of the whole story because it truly is able to show who each of these people are in their core.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While he has produced some projects afterward and directed some television episodes, this will be Sean Durkin’s first directorial effort in film since Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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