The film effectively weaves together the lives of three people in a way that’s not immediately obvious nor annoying when the connection becomes evident. The dialog is a bit strained in places, overstating the obvious on a few occasions, however not to a point of ruining everything. My wife often uses the phrase “show me, don’t tell me” to describe problems of this sort. I liked the characters, and the acting performances weren’t bad.
Some days are better than others with regard to the festival. I couldn’t quite motivate myself to make it to Pacific Place for the first press screening of the morning, but this film was a pleasant surprise. Though the movie has some problems, it shows promise. Matt McCormick has directed several features over the years, but I have not seen any of his others.
Venue: Seattle International Film Festival, 2010