Director: Thea Sharrock
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Vanessa Kirby, Charles Dance.
Synopsis: A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently paralyzed man she is taking care of.
Review: Lou Clark ( Emilia Clarke ) Is laid off from her job at the local bakery after working there for eight years. She is convinced by her entrepreneur and running addict boy friend to go to the staffing center to apply for a job. She tries many deferent jobs out and hates them all. Finally a new job is available that suits her style of work. Lou is hired for a job as a care taker for a man named Will Traynor ( Sam Claflin ) who is in a wheelchair and is very grumpy about it.
Kalisie needs a job. So this movie is basically if Daenerys Targaryen was born in the modern world and had no dragons to love. What does she do? Well she would have to get a real job. Instead of taking care of dragons, she takes care of a guy in a wheelchair. We get to hear Sam Claflin’s English accent in this movie. He does great work as Finnick in a movie I gave a perfect score to The Hunger Games Catching Fire. I love the first and second Hunger Games movies and gave them both 10/10. Charles Dance, also known as Tywin Lannister in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, plays the supportive father in this film. He understands his son and wants to help him any way he can. His character is not really that different from Game of Thrones. The only real deference is that this is not a war torn world so you see a clam and loving side of his acting talent.
The film focuses on the concept of ‘living life’ with ‘love’ as more of a backdrop. How does a human feel when their mobility is taken away from them? The film really looks into the idea of what it is like to lose the ability to move and enjoy your life. Obviously depression is a major aspect of this film, but the movie goes into the fact that love knows no bounds. It must be really hard for the real life people who have to deal with this kind of life.
The cinematography is great but not perfect. there are too many scenes where the camera is zoomed out way too much for no real reason. I understand that it is the directors style, but it comes off as one of those amateur indie films that look low quality like the director needs more experience. Its not the worst I have seen but it could have been better. The lighting is well done. The wardrobe, set dressing, and background are all well done for what kind of movie this is. Over all the film is not bad at all. The movie is a good watch.
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