When Madeleine, a dealer in regional, “outsider” art, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a local painter for her gallery, she and her brand-new, younger husband George extend the trip to include an introduction to his family.
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Art, community, class, gender and faith explored with a deft touch. The arc of the narrative is a delight, as characters come to terms with each other's true nature through new (or old) contexts. Strange and beautiful.
One of the loveliest most underrated films on a family led by all these rules and emotional restrictions, hiding from themselves and causing an unbearable inertia for all the rest. It imitates life in its natural sad high-tension atmosphere, but most especially when it sees itself on the brink of collapse due to contrasting backgrounds. Moreover, its cast is committed and somewhat brilliant, especially Miss Adams.
There's nothing more annoying than watching a movie, getting distracted, and in the process not feeling the whole thing. This makes me want to apologize writing this. Regardless, there's a lot of good acting involved. I gotta give it to Ben McKenzie for portraying an absolute douchebag, he was that believable. Great performances by Amy Adams and Embeth Davidtz. Though sadly, I couldn't enjoy this.
quiet, colorful and meaningful. Somewhat made me uncomfortable because of the truth its trying to tell. Some people just couldn't tell the things what they want to say, and some people are just incapable of loving. Yet others do exactly the opposite and hold the true meaning of family.