Herein lies the key to the film. The fact is, the performers in To the Wonder are not acting; they’re dancing. I don’t mean that metaphorically, either. They are almost literally dancing. The movie is, for all intents and purposes, a ballet. The characters are constantly in motion, but it’s more than that: Their movements are expressive, and always in relation to each other – breaking apart, moving closer, circling, often while still looking at one another.
January 28, 2013