Ammonite (2020)


“You know you can always ask me for help.” – Elizabeth Philpot

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Jan 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A female scientist in 19th Century England falls in love with a young woman who is sent to the seashore in order to recuperate from an illness.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve recently heard a lot about especially giving the fact that it has two powerhouse actresses in the lead roles.

The story itself didn’t sound very unique since similar themes have been explored before but I had hopes that Kate Winslet and Saorise Ronan would help make things feel much more innovative.

Unfortunately, they tell this story in an extremely boring way that fails to be engaging at all.

As it love story is isn’t able to make us are about these characters or anything that happens to them which is quite a shame.

The characters don’t have enough chemistry between them to help make things feel even more believable in the way that their relationship unfolds.

The film has minimal dialogue that doesn’t help make things more interesting to watch.

The film’s editing is extremely choppy and this causes certain scenes to feel too abrupt while other drag along for far too long which makes those scenes even more boring and tedious to watch.

This film does have a very talented cast, but it’s hard to tell by just looking at the performances that they give here.

Bottom Line – Really boring love story that doesn’t work at all. The characters have no chemistry together and this hurts the ability to believe their relationship. The dialogue is minimal and the way things are presented just doesn’t work in a way for things to stay engaging. The editing is quite choppy and certain scenes feel too abrupt while other linger for far too long and make things more tedious and boring as the story unfolds. The cast is quite talented with Winslet and Ronan in the leads, but it would e really difficult to see that just from these performances.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Saoirse Ronan’s favourite film growing up was Titanic (1997), so she was overjoyed to not only act in a film with Kate Winslet, but to also play her lover. She said to Kate when filming: “Who would have thought, when I was eight years old, that I’d be kissing Rose one day!”(From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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