Violinist Finley Sinclair travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family she encounters the gregarious and persistent heartthrob... Read allViolinist Finley Sinclair travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family she encounters the gregarious and persistent heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush.Violinist Finley Sinclair travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family she encounters the gregarious and persistent heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush.
My Rating 8/10 How refreshing to watch a movie on a Cinema Screen that's uplifting and entertaining I didn't hear the "F" word once everyone kept their gear on and the script was intelligent and humorous.
Sound boring ? I wasn't bored for a minute and any film that features the glorious Irish countryside and culture usually is like a Pot o' Gold for me at the end of the Rainbow so it must be my Irish Ancestry .
I rate films with the same formula doesn't matter the genre whether they're great Adventure Epics , Romantic Comedies , Crime or Sci Fi Thrillers or Contemporary Dramas . I ask these questions 1- Did the story interest me ? Were the Characters interesting and well acted ? Was it well directed and most importantly was I able to relate emotionally to the Screenwriter and Directors vision?
The Director and Screenwriter of "Finding You."is Brian Baugh I'm not familiar with his work but will be keen to see more if it's as entertaining as this film.
Some lovely performances in "Finding You" it's a simple plot Finley Sinclair ( Rose Reid) is a talented aspiring violinist who's failed yet another important audition so travels to Ireland to rethink her aspirations. She meets Beckett, (Jedidiah Goodacre) a famous young movie star, on the way to her college semester abroad program in a small coastal village in Ireland. An unexpected romance emerges as the heartthrob Beckett leads the uptight Finley on an adventurous reawakening, and she emboldens him to take charge of his future, until the pressures of his stardom get in the way.
The two romantic leads who I've never heard of Rose Reid and Jedidiah Goodacre are a charming movie match . Rose Reid as the violinist Finley Sinclair who's tracing her deceased brothers pilgrimage to Ireland in search for answers to her own issues gives a delightful and fresh performance.
Jedidiah Goodacre is charismatic and also not known to me cast as Finley Sinclair's famous hunk movie star turned and self elected tour guide between filming his dragon slayer latest epic. Their friendship grows after a bumpy start and Finley's total disinterested and untrusting attitude to his lifestyle and hangers on.
The cherry on top of the cake for me in "Finding You "is Vanessa Redgrave as Cathleen Sweeney an old woman with "attitude " who Finley is reluctantly assigned to read and keep company in Cathleen's final days to obtain her degree.
Generations collide at first but as Cathleen's story develops Finley sets off on a mission to try and resolve bitter family resentments to help Cathleen's end of life wish happen.
It goes without saying that Vanessa Redgrave is one of the finest actresses to ever stand in front of a camera her long film career from the early 1960's till today has some of the finest moments on the screen. Like her contemporary Glenda Jackson she still has that magic ability to be totally immersed and convincing in any role.
In "Finding You." Vanessa Redgrave is totally believable as an old Irish woman ,who even though frail and ill is witty ,wise and so touching her performance is dignified not depressing at all .
The other delights in "Finding You" a film based on a 2011 young adult novel There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones are the Irish music and culture as well as the delightful scenery . The film was shot in Ireland, in and around Dublin, Clare, Offaly, Kildare, Cooley and Carlingford, Co. Louth.
If you like good storytelling and a convincing cast of actors who know their craft I think you'll enjoy "Finding You" it's a great companion film to "Wild Mountain Thyme" I actually enjoyed this movie more .
- May 14, 2021