What a lovely, gentle movie. I've never seen a film so perfectly capture what it's like to decide to float away from where everyone else is headed. You yourself don't know where you're going, so you can't really explain to other people. And unless they've felt a glimmer of interest in leading a different life from what their community expects, other people never truly understand. Not all who seek are lost.
This film is quietly and subtly smart. It shows all of its emotions fairly and cleanly. There are minor issues with the handling of characters. Besides the main female character, characters do feel one note and it is disappointing with regards to the film actually hitting on all cylinders. I thoroughly enjoyed the arc, and was impressed with how quickly it flowed through the short running time.
A slowly unfolding film, similar to the unfolding of Peggy's life that is quietly told in this deceptively powerful drama. This indie gem does not use extraneous exposition, arch dialogue or showy camerawork to get across its story of change and adaptation. Instead, it feels more real, more organically created and more human in its emotions. I felt like I was reading a good short story while watching this.
It's biggest redeeming factor was the length of 88 minutes. Otherwise I would have given up on the film which gave up on the viewer with uncompelling characters of what could have been a thematically interesting piece.
This film has charmed me. It dances sweetly between an escalation of quiet tension and a subtle ease. As well as illustrating the allure of the ascetic life -in these times of perpetual distraction.
Though there is a soft focus on loss, Something, Anything, sits comfortably comprised of mid-tones.
Quiet movies are hard to do, especially if you are not Tarkovsky. Eric V. Hachikian piano music brought tears to my eyes. At first I thought I might be watching a romantic comedy and then a drama about the aftermath of a miscarriage and it's impact on a marriage. The movie was somewhat opaque about Margaret's spiritual quest which I liked. Followed the show, don't tell rule. But the piano music is what got me.
Here and there moments of "oh wait this could be something" lie only in the imagination as you search throughout the film for any moment that may hold weight. Otherwise, shallow emotion portrayed at almost all moments for a film trying desperately to reach out to emotion itself.