3SMReviews: Middle of Nowhere
Mostly, I found this movie to be slow, which isn’t a bad thing.* What this movie did have were subtle shifts and a lot of internal introspection and change. Also really good acting by all participants.**
Cost: free from library.
Where watched: at home.
*For instance, it examined gender roles in a much more interesting way than The Best of Me did.
**While Emayatzy Corinealdi was very good in the lead, Lorraine Toussaint really killed me with her portrayal of a mother trying and failing to connect with her daughters.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2012/middle_of_nowhere.html
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Another great find, it seems. I always appreciate when you call out good acting. Wish I could add it to a version of good reads called GoodMovies.
I’ve been using Letterboxd, which is a little clunky, but the best Goodreads-style movie system I’ve found so far. Their newsletter alerted me to the #52moviesbywomen challenge which set me on the path to see this movie.
The concept sounds pretty interesting, but perhaps the execution was a little lacking?
It might have also had to do with the fact that I was painting my toenails, so I didn’t catch all of the subtle shifts in emotion that were happening.