A sweet little film. The depiction of childhood friends at a transitional stage in adulthood is especially poignant, perhaps to the extent that the other narrative elements (such as the frustrated longing) didn't need to be signposted. Beautifully shot too.
A long road trip to very little. I heard/had these conversations before, and really they don't make much of an exciting movie. Yes it's wistful & pretty but that doesn't make great cinema. Having said the rude stuff, I can see why it's on Mubi, and I can see the director may have something more to offer in future... it's kinda hard getting that first movie made, and he did a great job at times.
Hinterland is a film I wish I'd made. For a film so poetic and moving, it's hard to think that this was the director's first feature. Being so beautifully shot and constructed with such wonderfully human characters, this ranks at one of if not the top film of the year. I'll have to meet this Harry MacQueen in person to thank him for producing such a wonderful film. Britain is back, baby.
This is like the opposite of reality TV. So much of which purports to show truth, but is contrived in every way and as a result says nothing. This says almost nothing so truthfully that it conjures reality out of fiction. Loved it. And actually it's worth it just for the shot of the wind turbine that appears to be blowing over a tree. Made my week that did :-)
Badly written script - any tension / interest at the beginning of the film is then lost to an unnecessarily interminable car journey. Cinema needs to have some concentration or short cuts to keep us caring about the story. If it's too loose - as this film is - it becomes just like sitting in the car behind two people who are talking about stuff you're not really concerned by or interested in.
Cliched and yet occasionally truthful. Boring at times like real life is, but with some genuine humour and I believed they could have been childhood friends - slightly awkward and yet familiar. A point in life when adulthood teeters on the brink. Introspective just as young people can be but maybe some outside voices would have been interesting.
Some nice shooting, but the familiar (self, friends, acquaintances?) characters are ruined by an absolute disinterest in any kind of prodding - they're one dimensional and boring. Which is sad, because the film's aesthetics could have been bound with some real meaning. Now it feels like reading someone's Facebook profiles...
One of the worst films I've ever seen. I would have left the screening 5 minutes in had I not paid £8 for the ticket. No - I'm not a philistine who 'didn't get it'. This is simply a pretentious attempt at art-house cinema by a first time director who should've realised he had nothing to say. The dialogue is trite and lame, and it stinks of Francophilia - the trouble is Harry, those guys actually had good ideas.