The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This month’s genre has been chosen by Paul of the People’s Movies and we will be reviewing our favorite Loners in Film.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Mar by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Paul!
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Loners in Film……
“Yoda?” – Miguel
“The Star Wars character.” – Edee
“Ah. Didn’t see that.” – Miguel
“There’s like a thousand Star Wars movies. You’ve ever seen one.” – Edee
“Hmmm.” – Miguel
“Of course you didn’t. BUt then again, neither would’ve Yoda.” – Edee
“Why am I him?” – Miguel
“You’re gonna have to do your homework and rent one of those movies, I think.” – Edee
Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A woman travels to a desolate area to live her life alone.
My Take on it – Great story that works really well.
Robin Wright is superb here in the lead role and also shows in her directorial debut how effective a director she can be.
The story is paced really well and allows us to get a better understanding of who this woman is.
The story slowly gives us details about her past which enlighten the viewer as to how she reached this point in her life along with clues as to her plans in life.
A large majority of this story shows this character by herself, but her minimal interactions with other, most especially Damien Bachir, also helps develop who she is.
I must give Wright a lot of credit for the way that she allows us to see the vulnerability of her character in so many ways which adds to the viewers understanding of her and why she has chosen this particular path in life.
The story is told really well, but something still feels missing that might have made things even more powerful or poignant.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Robin Wright was initially attached only as the director but stepped up to star as well because of a scheduling issue. Wright said: “We got down to a scheduling issue and a time crunch where we had to shoot this movie in this window of time, and we only had 29 days to shoot it. And we just couldn’t take the risk trying to hopefully get somebody in that window of time. And then the producers just said, ‘Well, why don’t you just do it?’, and I said, ‘Well, I’m going to be there anyway, so okay.'” (From IMDB)
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not quite, great story, but it still mises some things along the way that would help make things more powerful to watch unfold.
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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