#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.
Plot: What Richard Did is a striking portrait of the fall of a Dublin golden-boy and high school rugby star whose world unravels one summer night.
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A touching, accurate portrait of a tragedy
The title of this Irish film, What Richard did, contains the excitement right from before you start watching. A neat trick, if you like to create interest, and this does the trick. The script is based on a novel “Bad day in Block Rock” by Kevin Power, which again was inspired by real events.
The film invited us into some youngsters every day Irish life, just outside Dublin. 18 year old Richard Karlsen, obviously the main character, is a sympathetic sports (rugby) guy, and what you would reckon a young alpha male. Irish mother, Danish father, living a normal life. Attractive, serious, sportive and a leader of the pack of youngsters. Not a smoker, but still does, occasionally. Well we’re introduced to his holiday life during summer. Happy non important days around a guy with has everything going for him. Even gets a girlfriend, which seems like a perfect match to him.
Great acting all over. Jack Reynor is amazing, and so is his father, Danish Lars Mikkelsen, as always. They’re important, but the whole cast is brilliant, which tells us what a great instructor the director Lenny Abrahamson obviously is. Very true, very realistically told, and as far away from what would have been told in a Hollywood film as possible. A very accurate portrait. The film does a terrific job in introducing us to the persons gallery. Beautifully told, and obviously very important if you want to make a film like this with a real punch.
I love realistically told movies like this. We really get inside Richard’s feelings, the agonizing pain he suffers from afterwards. The despair. Slowly told, using a lot of silence, this might not be suitable for the one’s seeking action. This is a drama which outright tells what a situation like this is, not putting in extra dramatically points to color up the story. I lived the way the camera is used to express thoughts and feeling, showing how it is to be living with guilt.
The film has a very important message. It’s very easy to do acts under the influence of alcohol. It may ruin lives in just a bad decision. Things like thick force not only have one victim, is has several, and it’ll also easily ruin both the innocence, the friendship and at least a part of the future, making marks which never fully mend. There’s many living with this pain around, a pain which will always be there.
What Richard Did? Not Enough to Hold Our Interest!
This movie is set In Ireland but is not a particularly ‘Irish’ film – the underlying theme is universal (the eternal triangle) and it could have been set almost anywhere. There is some reasonable acting and occasional sequences of lush camera-work, but the film is let down by a weak plot, dull script and ponderous pace.
Richard is a well-off teenager who swears and drinks a lot. He is popular among his peers for his looks, self-confidence and access to his parents’ beach house. He takes up with the girlfriend of one of his pals and they have sex. Later at a party the two lads get into a fight over the girl and a drunken Richard hits him once too often, taking the lad’s life. In collusion with his father, he runs away and hides until he realises that his guilt is too much to bear and that he must give himself up to the police. Returning home to hand himself in, he resumes his studies and finds another girl for perfunctory sex. Whereupon he appears to have forgotten about confessing after all . . . and the credits roll.
The movie starts very slowly with lengthy and tedious scenes of Richard and his mates chilling out together, real enough but reality and drama make uneasy bedfellows. Nothing really happens until Richard gets into the fight, but even then there is little to make us like him enough to care what fate befalls him thereafter. He has committed manslaughter and he knows it so his decision to lie and hide just makes him look a coward. So when he ‘breaks down’ – an embarrassing scene in which he does a lot of screeching and breast-beating – it is hard to have much sympathy. It’s not as if he’s murdered anyone and faces life imprisonment or worse. A good lawyer would help . . . but these and other practicalities are never considered by him nor his father and (barely seen) mother. Having decided to do ‘the right thing’, Richard then appears to abandon his intent and return to a life of self-indulgence. Perplexing!
So the story is more about what Richard did not do than what he did. Perhaps his parents should have told him a lot earlier to grow up and get a life!
Unfortunately, it’s hard to recommend this movie.
(Viewed at The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, 31.01.13)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Director Lenny Abrahamson
Writer Malcolm Campbell, Kevin Power
Actors Jack Reynor, Fionn Walton, Gavin Drea
Awards 10 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
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Printed Film Format N/A