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Uncertainty (2009)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  4 August 2012 (Japan)
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A young couple, in love and facing a life-changing decision, find one seemingly ordinary July 4th cleaved in two by the flip of a coin on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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A young couple, Kate and Bobby, flip a coin on the Brooklyn bridge to determine the paths their lives take that day, the Fourth of July. The green path takes them to Brooklyn where they spend a quiet day with Kate's family, coming to a better understanding of their status as a couple. The yellow path takes them to Manhattan where they are being chased by a gunman and are in the center of a dangerous crime ring involving large amounts of money. What does the future hold for Kate and Bobby? Written by napierslogs

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$13,075 (USA) (13 November 2009)

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$36,230 (USA) (18 December 2009)
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The script was written without dialogue. The actors developed all the dialogue with the directors during rehearsals. See more »

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[first lines]
Bobby: Is today the day?
Kate: I don't know. Maybe.
Bobby: What's your gut tell you?
Kate: That I'm nauseous.
Bobby: How 'bout less literally...
Kate: I'm afraid of deciding.
Bobby: I'm *not* afraid of either scenario, but it's just - I want this to be something we're doing, not something we're not doing.
Kate: What does *this* mean?
Bobby: This, meaning whatever we decide.
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References Rashomon (1950) See more »

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Written and Performed by Yoan Soriano
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Unique character study
26 December 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

It's the Fourth of July, and Kate and Bobby are struggling to make a decision: do they stick with tradition and spend the weekend with Kate's family, or do they set out on their own for a spontaneous adventure? After making their initial decision, an alternate narrative emerges to show just what would have happened had they chosen to do otherwise. While the decision-making process may seem mundane, the implications of each choice are profound. Sure, a holiday with the family doesn't seem nearly as exciting as an impromptu romantic trip, but that doesn't mean it will be any less dramatic. As the stories diverge and a "what if" scenario becomes reality, it soon becomes apparent how much one seemingly minor decision can ultimately affect the rest of our lives...First of all, I really like the concept of alternative narratives; it's not exactly something new but it hasn't been explored that much. One of the narratives is more of an emotional drama and the second one is a tense thriller. The directors also made a very interesting choice, by associating a color, yellow and green, to each storyline. Thanks to the use of this color scheme the viewer never gets lost. Another interesting aspect is the fact that the script was written without dialog. The dialog was improvised but it is so natural and organic that one would never known, because of this, the relationship between the two main characters, Kate and Bobby, is one of the most believable relationships I've seen on the screen. Bobby is played by the extremely talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt and he was great as always, he never disappoints and I hope he keeps choosing this intricate and off-beat scripts. Kate is played by the beautiful Lynn Collins (True Blood, Wolverine). She was absolutely lovely as Levitt's love interest and delivered a great performance. Despite the fact that Uncertainty was filmed mainly with a hand-held camera, the cinematography is great with very interesting shots of New York City. The musical score is subtle but very efficient with beautiful slow paced melodies that compliment the scenes very well. Despite all this great attributes, it's important to mention that Uncertainty, despite being very engaging, is also experimental; it won't please everyone. I was hoping that the narratives would somehow be tied together and that never happened... and the end, although appropriated, doesn't bring any closure to the story either, so, some people will find the film a bit pointless, I can't say that was disappointed by that, the film just took a different direction then I expected. In the end, Uncertainty is all about this couple, the decision-making process and the implications that certain action courses have on our lives. It's quite an unusual experience but definitely worth watching.

7.5/10


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