As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father's desertion and the powerful presence of their mother's new boyfriend.

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A precocious boy and his jaded sister use their imaginative powers to escape a confining home-life, save their self-destructive mother from her charmingly manipulative boyfriend, and finally reinvent their world in a mind bending conclusion. Written by Wendell

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Saw this movie at Sundance, it's AWFUL
20 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And before anyone asks, my dislike for it had nothing to do with it being titled Half-Life.

This movie was absolutely boring, minute for minute. I was in the premiere screening and everyone around me looked supremely bored and impatient. The movie had terrible pacing, which was only rivaled by much of the acting being simply not very good. Not everyone was a terrible actor, of course. Alexander Agate and Leonardo Nam were both excellent. However, Lee Marks and Ben Redgrave were absolutely atrocious. Most of the other actors? Mediocre at best.

Generally, the movie was somewhat unwatchable, and I find it scary that a film like this would make it into Sundance. There's nothing to watch here, no subplots worth mentioning, and nothing wraps up practically well. With the way the music would swell unnaturally at times, I expected the movie to end, and then it kept going. This happened probably 5 times.

Oh, and also? The movie looked completely average. Good colors, nothing over or under exposed, but absolutely nothing about it felt inspiring.


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