Monday, February 25, 2013

Sundance Day 1

Breathe In
Premiere Category
Synopsis from Sundance website-

As summer turns to fall, music teacher Keith Reynolds privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. While his wife, Megan, and daughter, Lauren, look forward to Lauren’s final year of high school, Keith clings to those evenings he’s asked to sub as a cellist with a prestigious Manhattan symphony. When Megan decides the family should host foreign exchange student Sophie, the British high school senior soon rekindles an impetuous aspect of Keith’s personality.

Drake Doremus, winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Like Crazy, reunites with actress Felicity Jones and cowriter Ben York Jones for this passionate ensemble drama of family dysfunction. Ditching the hand-held aesthetic of his past works, Doremus conceives a grander story of love and heartache, only heightened by his lead character’s symphonic avocation, while maintaining his keen eye for intimate performance.

I didn't like this movie at all. It was extremely slow the majority of the movie, and you kept waiting for something to actually happen. The relationship between Sophie (exchange student) and Keith (the dad) made me feel weird and awkward. 

I was glad to see Entertainment Weekly agreed with my assessment and said it was one of their least favorite movies of the festival.

Nothing was mentioned in the movie about it getting picked up by a studio, so maybe you'll never be forced to sit through this awful movie. Consider yourself lucky.

After Breathe In, we were supposed to watch Mud, but this debacle happened. That movie was a no-go. 



Jess said...

Just stopping by from Dancing with Ahsley! Cute blog- I am a new follower!

Sam M said...

Sundance movies can be such hit or misses. Where did you find it to watch it?

Sara Hinton said...

Cute blog! I found you through Dancing With Ashley. :)
-Sara @ The Hinton Hook-Up

Head to Toe Chic said...

i'm sorry you didn't like the movie! so disappointing. Found you through Dancing with Ashley :)


Meg {henninglove} said...

one of those actors was in the office right?? she was michael's girlfriend! i recognize her