A frustrating documentary. While its subject is compelling, the tone, structure and conceit of the film seem entirely wrong. In particular, the recreated moments from Joyce's life are problematic: some are based on fact, others are simply speculations, yet both are presented in a style that confuses the two. The relentless soundtrack grates as well: never have I heard so many inappropriate music choices.
I think Morley's intentions were noble in her desire to attribute an identity to Joyce, yet her approach seems utterly misguided. Was the music reaped from a creative commons website? What a shock to see Adamson's name attached at the end. To structure Joyce's identity around the conjectures of people with a sometimes brief connection to her seems to obscure the desired intentions. Distasteful footnote for Joyce.
Heartbraking film/Documentary about Joyce Vincent, this woman who was so lonely that she passed away unnoticed for more than 2 years without anyone realising. The film includes a lot of interviews and reconstructions but never gets boring as we try to uncover the mystery of this lonely heart. You get so close to her as the research team goes deeper and deeper in her life that it is difficult to forget her afterwards.
The tragic enigmatic story of Joyce Vincent. But was she lonely, or just alone? Looking through the platitudes about "the disconnected society", I though this was a touching evocation of those special times in our lives, and the people we shared them with. I thought it was a mistake reconstruct her childhood & should have been left in the shadows of the story I loved the final glimpse of the real Joyce at the end.