Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster
Director: Debra Granik
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Drama | 2018
I was hoping for some kind of adventure or thriller with this movie, but sadly it is just a drama about a teenage girl and her dad being forced to live in society. Actually, it reminded me a lot of the movie Room. In both movies, the parent has a hard time living in society while the child flourishes. Room however, was a good movie, and Leave No Trace doesn’t really bring much to the table. It happens to be one of those movies that I couldn’t sit and watch all the way through due to it being really boring.
I think it has something to do with the leading actor/actress. As a father daughter duo, I just didn’t really believe it honestly. It didn’t have the feel like Captain Fantastic with the father and children chemistry, just kind of was there and fell flat with the story.
The film does however make me want to go back to Oregon and walk the trails of the forests there. It’s just so beautiful so kudos to the director and filmmakers for capturing the beauty of that part of the United States. The film also made my husband want to go camping - not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing since I don’t do camping. Maybe we can go for a hike or something.
Even though this movie got really good ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and from the infamous Roger Ebert, I’m going to have to give it a “hated it” because I just couldn’t finish the movie it was so boring. I wonder how similar it is to Winter’s Bone? I do like Jennifer Lawrence… (2/5).
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