Starring: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O’Reilly
Director: Marc Forster
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Drama | Suspense | Romance | 2016
So I had an idea as to what this movie would be about, but I wasn’t prepared for what transcribed across the screen. I felt like I was watching a kaleidoscope while on drugs or something. Remember when we watched Woodshock? It kind of made me feel like that, except the story was a bit better and the colors in the film were more unique. The beginning of the movie was strange and it just got stranger as the movie progressed.
Gina (Blake Lively) is blind from an accident she had when she was little. Her husband, James (Jason Clarke) does everything for her, he takes care of her, so when Gina has surgery to fix her eye and starts to become more independent, it’s evident that James is having troubles coping with her changed personality. To be fair though, it’s like a complete flip inside her, and it was hard to watch.
The film was full of things I did not want to see. It’s full of moments that made me cringe and moments that pissed me off (at both Gina and James by this point). Their time in Barcelona was a bit much, do people really live like that? Like WTF was up with Gina’s brother in law? I just don’t get it.
Did you ever watch Nocturnal Animals? Do you remember that first scene? Well, that’s what this movie was for almost its entirety. I wouldn’t suggest watching it. I’m going to give it a “hated it” because it just wasn’t something enjoyable to watch. Plus Lively and Clarke, can’t really believe in their relationship. (0/5).
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