Sunday, 4 May 2014

Run & jump

Set in Kerry this is about a young family that tries to cope when their father gets a stroke. An American academic visits and stays in the house. Similar to recent American movies: bearded men, video footage, acoustic indie songs, family rows, sunspots on the lens, hand-held cinematography, hippie outlook, low-key acting, and domineering women. This film is just terrible! Completely bland and dull to sit through. None of these characters are interesting and the movie is about as original as The stag! Every piece of dialogue needs to get filmed from a different angle to the last line! It's exactly the kind of movie you would expect from a new Irish director: a decade late! We've seen this family stuff before in Noah and the whale and countless other recent American dramas. All that was missing was a gay character (actually the son was!). I'm surprised they didn't all pack up into a van and head on a road trip with some tuneless acoustic dirge strumming on the soundtrack! The title comes at the end when the cast hop into the sea almost fully clothed. Best scene: the visit to the zoo.

Title: Run & jump
Genre: Drama
New/old: New
Cinema/DVD: Cinema

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