Understated, sublimely acted and with a photographic quality that draws you in even as the action hits a dry spell (pun intended). Robyn's dogged pursuit of solitude will be relatable to some and offputting to others, but regardless, I think the picture makes you get this person and the appeal of what she's looking for, without spelling it out. Particularly moving if you've ever bonded with an animal.
the story is fascinating and just makes me think how ill-equipped with audacity and grit i am but the movie doesn't seem to delve deeper into any character causing it to feel shamelessly flat. it's too superficial with unexplored characters sliding over the scenery like shadows. or perhaps the main character is the ruthless australia showing us that we are all just mere blips on the radar.
Oddly underwhelming. Atmospheric and beautiful - this shit photographs itself - but I don't feel we ever get under Robyn's skin, despite multiple flashbacks. Rick says at one point, "I think you don't like people", but we never understand why, so it's hard to will her towards both her geographical and mental destinations. 'Wild' (2014) does a far better job in projecting its protagonist's motivations.
Un lavoro buono e coraggioso,che però non riesce a centrare in pieno il bersaglio.Le ambientazioni meritano alla grande e la luce e la fotografia esaltano il tutto,ma la protagonista è troppo astrusa e indisponente e quindi non crea empatia,questione fondamentale in un lavoro del genere affinchè si comprenda il senso del viaggio(alla Into the Wild).Sembra troppo chiuso,ma forse era lo scopo del regista. A metà. 3*
Fine performances in breathtaking locations, all captured quite elegantly. Mia's performance in particular is quite internal and subtle, but never loses its power or its fire. Main criticism is Curran's choice to ignore Robyn's mind (and its degradation), predominantly during the first two acts. All around beautiful production - even stunning, at times.
Even though not as captivating as I'd hope it would be, it has an inner deep beauty in every shot, every frame, that added to a quite strong storyline and a magnificent performance by Mia Wasikowska, makes this a real journey. It is alive and it is touching and daring and absolutely heart-breaking.