Another one of those dull films that heralded as a masterpiece, despite the little merit outside of having a "star" (who gives a poor performance). Oh, not to mention the clunky direction and grating soundtrack. So, what was the allure here? Can we stop applauding a film for being about girls, or by a woman, and learn to look at it for what it is? Dull and under-cooked.
I don't believe it, I wanna watch this for a long while, this movie's like "Picnic at Hanging Rock" or "Heavenly Creatures" I fucking love, so I finally watch this, WHAT?????????? Maisie Williams faints, Maisie Williams faints, other girls faint to Tracey Thorn's terrible music, Maisie Williams faints, Maisie Williams faints, Maisie Williams faints, I can't believe long-awaited movie is such a garbage, why, why??????
Doubtfully mesmerising but definitely will enchant you until the end, but the plot dragged you slowly with the cliche predictable anti-climax ending. I fell for the music, especially the wood xylophone (give applause to Tracey Thorne please). Visually beautiful and Maisie Williams' performance is great but I guess it's all because of her charm.
the influences for carol morley's the falling were very evident but i found the film to be enticing and incredibly powerful. with alot more under the surface of the script, the film is a strong comment on friendships, mental illness, female repression and sexual awakening during the 60s. claustraphobic close ups and maisie williams captivating performance add to the drama and tension of this piece, just beautiful.