Starring: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Angela Torres, Leticia Bredice, German Palacios
Director: Joaquin Cambre
Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Adventure | Comedy | Drama | 2017
St. Louis Film Festival Review
Synopsis: Tomas is an outcast young teenager trying to pass an exam. His family is constantly pressing him and his mother forces him to take antipsychotic drugs. In his need to escape, Tomas plans an intriguing trip to the moon. In this particular journey where reality and fiction mingles, he will disentangle an old family secret.
A Trip to the Moon starts off just as you would expect, building up Tomas as the main character and sharing on screen the troubles he faces day to day with an overbearing mother and a father that’s not around too much. When he meets the girl next door, some things change, but it’s evident that he still can’t deal with things that are happening in his life. His best friend is completely worried about an upcoming exam while Tomas is distant in thoughts.
His idea to go to the moon seems to be his escape, just as the synopsis reads. The part of the film where he’s building his spaceship was fun to watch. It had an upbeat song and the scene cuts were well done. After this part, the story declines as does Tomas’ reality.
In the end, he is able to bring his whole family with him to the moon. His true feelings for his family are let out in an epic way all while under a vivid hallucination that I’m sure is caused by a psychotic break. Overall, this movie wasn’t too exciting, but it has a good story and I liked the way it was shot and spliced together. It’s completely interesting and if you love movies like this - with a plot of a devolving teenager, this one’s for you. I’ll give it an “Okay” rating. (2.5/5).
A Trip to the Moon will be playing on Thursday, 08-Nov at 2:10pm at Plaza Frontenac. Click HERE for tickets.
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