The Weight starts out with a woman wanting to hire and Private Investigator to find her ex-husband. The story escalates into a past and present story. What happened to Thad (played by Clayne Crawford) until it converges with the present Julie (played by MJ Brackin) and Gayle (played by Heather Roop). Not the first film of this type, but I feel like it works great for this particular movie to show us the full story, but not all at once.
Come to find out, the main character is working for a con artist who takes problems into her own hands by murdering and covering it up. Eventually he falls on her bad side and it’s his turn. Thus the reason that Julie is worried for him. She is traveling down the rabbit hole trying to find him, discovering the issues along the way.
I liked the way this film was shot and for the most part I like the acting. It was fairly predictable for the entire plot line, all the way up to and past the twist ending. That ending was something I could have done without… even through I saw it coming I still wasn’t 100% ready for it. And I still don’t quite understand the whole cigarette thing after it happened. Interesting.
I like the landscape shots and the atmosphere that surrounds all the characters. Thad boating on the lake and the country roads surrounding them. Reminds me of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that way. I think they even mention Missouri in the beginning of the film, so perhaps it was filmed here. That would be awesome.
Overall I thought the movie was great. I’m going to go with a Liked it rating on this one. It has just enough suspense to keep me watching regardless of the slow start. (4/5).
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