Three sentence movie reviews: The Face of Love
I loved the concept of a grieving widow finding a double of her husband. Both Annette Bening and Ed Harris did their usual steller work. I also appreciates Jess Weixler’s brief, but memorable scene.*
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home (movie #2 on Movie Day)
*Probably the best freak-out I’ve seen in the past few years.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2013/face_of_love_ver2.html
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Sad but good? On the NFS scale of too sad, how does this rate? Watchable?
In your opinion, perhaps not fully knowing the NFS too sad scale. I like some good Pollyanna glasses for my movies these days. Or at least redeeming qualities in the sadness.
Most of the movie is set several years after ABs husband dies. She’s very sad, but it’s a settled sadness, not wrenching grief. Most of my feelings were interest, as in, “How, exactly, is this going to work?”
This sounds so interesting. It’s not played as creepy?
It’s not. The look-alike thing isn’t creepy because most people believe that we have look-alikes walking around. And she doesn’t come off as creepy because her motivation and interest springs from grief. The story unfolds and builds in a logical manner.
However, when the daughter shows up unexpectedly, she is plunged into the situation rather abruptly.