This week we have a group of dramas to talk about. First we have Little Accidents starring Elizabeth Banks, Chloe Sevigny, Josh Lucas and Boyd Holbrook. I really wanted to like this and it’s not bad, but there’s too much going on that you aren’t quite sure which storyline to care about. There’s an accident in a small mining town that kills some workers. One survives and he controls whether or not the mine will stay open and if people will work. But at the same time, there’s kids in the film and one dies by accident, but they only think he’s disappeared. He’s the son of Banks and the boss at the mine and half the story is them looking for him. I don’t see why both of these stories were in this movie. They should have picked one because it would have been more focused and you could decide what you wanted to root for/see happen. It reminded me of Hellion a bit (the kids story) and overall it’s not bad, but it could have been much better.
Next we have Appropriate Behavior. I didn’t like this at all. I hate these types of movies. I watch movies to be entertained and to escape the real world, why do I want to watch a movie about a girl struggling with life and nothing really coming of it? I get that we don’t have too many films about Persian characters (especially bisexual ones), but to me that took a back seat to this girl who is depressed because of a break up and makes terrible life decisions. Her parents take care of her and she’s not worth rooting for in the slightest. I simply didn’t care what came of her because they gave me no reason to. But people like the show Girls and liked the movie Obvious Child so clearly there’s an audience. I can’t stand either of those and didn’t like this. There was no redeeming quality for her character.
Last we have The Blue Room. This is a French film about a couple having an affair and whether or not they killed their significant others. It’s not bad, but the majority of the film is spent in a hotel room with them naked. Ok that’s not a bad thing, but not a lot happens. I wanted more of the investigation and trial than them just in bed. It’s shot beautifully and is well made, but if more happened, I would have liked it a lot more. There’s some twists and you aren’t quite sure on who might have killed the others, but by the time the trial scenes take place, I had lost a bit of interest. If you like French dramas, you will like it though.