Thursday, December 17, 2015

year 5 day 15

Movie: Long way down
starring: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette
genre; Comedy, Drama
year; 2014
format: Netflix Canada

plot; When four people find themselves on the same rooftop on new year's eve, all with plans to kill themselves, they make a pact to wait until valentine's day.  The press soon find out about it, and turn their lives upside down, leaving one of the four ready to end the pact.

This is based on the novel of the same name.

This was a little drier a story the I was expecting. I was expecting either an emotional tear jerker, or a laugh out loud comedy. This was neither.  It sort of sat in the middle never really gaining any real speed.
Each character extends the story through their eyes, but only as it happens, and not really what led them to the point where they all met. We open with the Brosnan character already at the point where he's about to jump, then the next chapter is carried by Imogen Poots, who is stalking everyone after the fact, which then gives a chapter by the Aaron Paul character who is at the part of the story's arch where everything falls apart, only to be capped by Collette's character.

what do I think I learned from this film? Never take anything for granted and always remember there is something worth your time waiting around the next corner.

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