It's not a new premise by any measure, but the narrative and dialogue has enough originality to hold some interest. There are moments of brilliance in the cinematography, like islands in a sea of low budget mediocrity. "Futurising" the present by dropping in the odd cheesy special effect really doesn't work; either go all the way, or be way more subtle. This is just disjointed world-building that drops the viewer out of the story.
The acting and dialogue is like the cinematography. Inconsistent. Moments of beauty and powerful nuance, drowning in acres of awkward and stilted.
I'm glad Dean can still get work. I've always had a soft spot for him. He's not a great actor, and his 50+ years sans A-grade Hollywood cosmetic surgery/stylist/nutritionist/trainer budget are showing, but he seems like such a nice guy. He deserves a shot, and this film shows not all hope is lost.
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