Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand ... See full summary »
Frank John Hughes,
When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.
A Southern man in the Depression tries to pick up the pieces of his life after being wrongly imprisoned for eleven years. He is befriended by a farmer whose daughter is emotionally and ... See full summary »
Harry Connick Jr.,
Bereft is a pretty good, if undemanding, movie. Short on plot this is essentially a character study. A woman trying to cope with the after effects of emotional upheaval. A random event which forever changes her life. The film has many qualities; the landscape, the photography, the music, the interesting range of support characters but what really makes Bereft worth watching is the performance of the lead; Molly, who is quite beautifully played by Vinessa Shaw.
Molly doesn't have a tremendous amount of dialogue, a lot of her mood is conveyed through other means, eccentric behaviour, photographing everything - to the annoyance of those around her. But she is a character who will remain with you long after the film has finished. Obviously this isn't a main stream movie, the pacing and the absence of strong story line are not going to be to everyone's taste. However I thought it was fascinating and well worth watching.
An intelligent film, that perhaps doesn't totally deliver everything you want it to but still has a lot going for it.
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