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Pearl (2020)

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After her mother is murdered by her stepfather, gifted 15 year old student Pearl goes to live with an ex-lover of her mother, a grumpy unemployed film director who, pending the results of a paternity test, may be her biological father.

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Bobby Roth

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Bobby Roth
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Anthony LaPaglia ... Jack Wolf
Larsen Thompson Larsen Thompson ... Pearl
Sarah Carter ... Helen
Barbara Williams ... Eve
Melissa Macedo ... Silvia
Morgan Roberts Morgan Roberts ... Kate Siegel
Nestor Carbonell ... Anthony
Bruce Davison ... The Dean
Nighttrain Schickele Nighttrain Schickele ... Zack
Reed Diamond ... Marty Siegel
Luciana Faulhaber ... Officer Evans
J. Michael Silver ... Officer Rogers
Ilia Constantine Ilia Constantine ... Dmitri
Gracie Marie Bradley ... Latisha Sander
Anthony Azizi ... Fari Filosofi
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After her mother is murdered by her stepfather, gifted 15 year old student Pearl goes to live with an ex-lover of her mother, a grumpy unemployed film director who, pending the results of a paternity test, may be her biological father.

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Drama

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Incompetent
18 August 2020 | by ChrimleSee all my reviews

The movie never really kicked into gear, as the entire story is quite dull. The characters were initially not introduced beyond the surface and as the movie progressed there were some attempts to further develop these characters. Alas, this did not only take way too long, but were underwhelming flat. The acting was so plain - the characters never shed a tear... Also, can they not at least try to look like they are playing the piano?

The cinematography was incompetent, as the camera crew could be seen throughout the movie. The directing was odd too, with constant flashbacks repeatedly interrupting the flow of the movie - even though it was an attempt to convey a characters emotions.

The movie tried time and time again to introduce a new conflict to not lose interest in the script - and it was a failure every single time, since they never influenced the story or the characters in anyway...

The ending was a letdown, and not because of the ending, but the build up. A simple run-through of the script and it would be too apparent that the movie focused on the wrong relationship between the characters...


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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