Dark Freeman is a 21-year-old University of Chicago student who grew up in the violent South Side neighborhood that surrounds the prestigious campus where he attends on a scholarship. ... See full summary »
In this eccentric all-female romantic comedy, charismatic filmmaker Anna faces a midlife crisis. She has neither job nor girlfriend, and lives in her friend's garage in Los Angeles. Just ... See full summary »
Anna Margarita Albelo
Anna Margarita Albelo,
The story of The Custom Mary involves two preachers and a scientist, who discover two drops of Jesus Christ's blood. They use this material to clone Christ and to impregnate the young Mary ... See full summary »
A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
Dark Freeman is a 21-year-old University of Chicago student who grew up in the violent South Side neighborhood that surrounds the prestigious campus where he attends on a scholarship. Caught between two disparate worlds, neither of which he feels he belongs to, Dark must discover his true identity... or face a lifetime of feeling like a fake. Written by
I thought a lot of the dialogue and acting of the movie was very natural and well-done, and I thought it captured the atmosphere of the South Side of Chicago pretty well. And this particular torn-between-two-worlds theme, in the chosen setting, was interesting and promising.
But unfortunately, the main theme of the movie just seemed juvenile: "I can't just go through life feeling sorry for myself over a disadvantaged life--I have a choice about how my life will end up!" Uhhh, yeah, that's what I went into the movie assuming, and so I couldn't even understand the main character's search for that epiphany. To make it worse, the voice-over narration from the main character was obtuse and kinda cheesy in the style of "I'm making metaphoric but deep statements here--listen up and have a zen moment." I don't really want to say it's a bad movie, but I was disappointed to the point of irritation.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?