U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Director: Dan Fogelman
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Laia Costa, Antonio Banderas, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Olivia Cooke, Jean Smart, Mandy Patinkin, Annette Bening, Olivia Wilde, Alex Monner
Although the movie’s strength occurs early in the proceedings, it tells a story worth being told.
An unconventional thriller that combines claustrophobic elements such as those found in submarine movies with the isolation aspects of productions like "Cast Away."
Too dispiriting to be painful and too pointless to deserve the effort necessary for an additional word of opprobrium.
Director Harbaugh presents grief as it is, in all its pain and ugliness, rather than using the convenient, uplifting short-hand that Hollywood prefers.
Part romantic-comedy and part coming-of-age story, this is an upbeat, uplifting, and teen-friendly crowd-pleaser.
Although the screenplay knows how to set things up, it fails to deliver down the stretch, leaving us with a by-the-numbers resolution.
Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.
A second look at the 1986 musical, "Little Shop of Horrors".