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Plot: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland’s case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie, must contend with their own problems.
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Let it draw you in
There are subtleties in this film that I think a lot of people may miss if they’re not careful. You really need to follow what Leland says and read his character to figure out the intended “why” the movie presents at the end. Nothing it solid, it’s not definite, it’s about what the individual viewer takes out of it. I think that was the plan from the get-go, people aren’t meant to all understand it in the same way, it’s almost about forming your own personal relationship with Leland in order to maybe feel him a little better.
The storyline is interesting but its summary could never explain what the movie really is. It’s dramatic and thought provoking, a lot of heavy ideas, but the pace of the movie is almost soothing, even with its more intense scenes with yelling. I think it’s probably Leland, he’s just calm and almost serene, even for all of his sadness. The movie personifies Leland in a way.
Of course it is captivating and draws you in if you let it, but there are some recycled ideas. I mean, Leland has a lot of impressive dialogue, he is anything but typical, but he’s not a prophet. Everything he says is not a revelation, many people I know have mentioned things he mentioned, even I have observed a few things he’s observed. Leland is the unique and attractive character he is probably mostly for Ryan Gosling’s portrayal.
In the end the acting is all exceptional, there are no real bad guys, there is no way to psychologically evaluate Leland, only to maybe understand him and life a little better.
Comparable to Igby Goes Down I think, not comedic, but similar in its general outlook on life.
Don’t let any reviews (critics, IMDb users or mine) influence you seeing this movie. I read only the plot premise and became intrigued. After watching, this movie, in my opinion, is definitely worth seeing. It gives a perspective on life that many have probably not contemplated. Its is not however, as Leland himself says, a movie that “can be wrapped up in a neat package with a bow and everything.” Other user reviews on this website claim to have a psychological background and imply that the story is not feasible. Quite obviously they missed the entire point of the movie, which is disappointing. to say the least.
In short, it is a well acted, well directed movie. The story is not a feel good one, but I feel if you don’t come away from the movie feeling good, you may just have missed something. To characterize it as “art house” is unfair, in my opinion, but as our society likes labels, this is probably the one that fits. If you find you know everything there is to know about the world… I’d suggest skipping this one. If you feel movies should be a form of escape “from the world”… you won’t find it here. But if you do watch it… you just might find something in yourself.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (Ontario) (Canada)
Director Matthew Ryan Hoge
Writer Matthew Ryan Hoge
Actors Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, Chris Klein, Jena Malone
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Trigger Street Productions, Thousand Words, MDP Worldwide
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)