Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis
Director: Ned Benson
Runtime: 2 hours, 3 minutes
Drama | Romance | 2014
First of all, I love Jessica Chastain. Second of all, this movie was not entertaining at all. And third of all, David and I watched different versions of this movie. Why you ask? Because it wasn’t specified in our little watchlist and I went for the “Them” version while he went for the “Him” version. It’s probably enough of the same anyway, I assume it’s just from the point of view of each of them.
So I’ll admit it, right when I hit play on the DVD the washing machine finished and I walked away to switch loads. Therefore, I’m not 100% sure what happened in the first few minutes of the movie - I walked in on her falling from the bridge to what I assumed to be an attempt at suicide (please tell me if I’m wrong with this, because I was a bit confused the entire time). After that, she leaves her husband (James McAvoy) and goes back to live with her parents to try to forget her past. No divorce though, just leaves, rude.
The two still talk sometimes regardless of how the wife feels about it all, but it’s just not really something that needs to be a movie if you ask me. Yes, I thought the two had chemistry on screen and it was evident that they two were going through something completely traumatic, but boring.
If I had the time I would watch the other movies to compare them all, but I suspect that they are the same thing and that is a waste of time for me. I’m going to give this film a “Hated it.” I didn’t like it at all and I would not want to watch it again. I will say it’s better than some other romance movies I’ve seen for the blog *cough cough* Before Sunrise. (1/5).
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