don’t think too hard.
FAR MORE is a slow moving relationship film. A young boy is living thru and watching his father die. A son is trying to repair his relationships with family, friends from the past and a current love? interest. Brothers are attempting to find common ground, a young mother is looking to restore her place in the life of her young son and he is searching absolutely EVERYWHERE to understand what happens when someone dies. Do the go directly to heaven? Is there a test? A waiting place? Deeds to keep you out? Assure your entrance? How EXACTLY does it work? Oh, do we come back for a second try? REALLY?
The young boy in this movie is an old soul, FAR MORE than his chronology. He’s the best thing in the movie by far. Adrien Grenier is positioned as the lead but I found him boring and burdensome even tho’ lovely to gaze upon.
Shot in a small, blue collar town, the film has that look and feel to it. Other than that, there’s nothing special about the cinematography, soundtrack or any of the other elements. This is an average movie. If you’re interested in family dynamics, death & dying, healing old wounds, etc., you’ll appreciate this project more than most. Others might find is slow and a bit depressing, perhaps not the best viewing for happy occasions. It could have good use to bring up dealing with the death of a parent for 8+ year olds with adult supervision🍿
Home, Hearth and Holidays 2021 #50