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Decent Plot, Acting Could Have been a bit better...
momontherandom from USA
21 February 2009
Oak Hill follows the lives of three very different women who find
themselves living together in a voluntary self-help sanctuary. The
women are Molly (Rosemary Gore), an immature, slightly slow self
proclaimed comedian; Elizabeth St. James (Sally Kirkland), an alcoholic
aging movie star; and Madison (Jeannie Evans), a dancer who aspires to
do big things with her life, but finds herself doing questionable
things for money and making mistake after mistake when it comes to men.
Each have come to the shelter for different reasons, but find
themselves drawn together. The shelter requires that they must help
around the facility in order to stay there and promote a positive
environment. This is sometimes hard to do when their personalities
clash and people like Ms. St. James think that they should be waited on
hand and foot.
They go through struggles both internally and externally throughout the
film. With such different personalities, it is hard to imagine that
three women from different backgrounds and different dreams can end up
in the same place, striving to become better versions of themselves.
My two biggest beefs with this film were the acting and the background
music. Evans acting did not seem at the same level as the others, but I
felt that Kirkland and Gore might have OVERacted in a few of the
scenes. And the music was distracting as it was a bit obnoxious and did
not flow with the movie itself. In terms of plot, it was a good concept
and was decently written. The beginning was a little slow and the
characters were not instantly likable, but the end result was okay.
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