Test Pattern

 (17)5.81 h 22 min202018+
A relationship is put to the test after the girlfriend is sexually assaulted and the boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit.
Directors
Shatara Michelle Ford
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Brittany HallWill Brill
Genres
SuspenseDrama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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linda galellaReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A sad but true look at
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healthcare outside large metropolitan areas.

TEST PATTERN also looks into contemporary biracial relationships, relationships with mixed economic situations, how a new relationship changes people and how are they changed after a life altering trauma. They’re a bunch of heavy themes packed into this short movie.

Renesha is an attractive, black, young, white collar professional. While enjoying an evening out with her friends, she catches the eye of Evan, a blue collar guy with a scruffy beard and shy demeanor. After gathering his resolve, he asks for her phone number and she obliges.

The next 20 minutes plays thru the first few months of their relationship. Renesha starts out having one tiny tattoo, (he’s a tattoo artist), in a well hidden location, wearing suits to work and living in a high rise with 3 balconies. Time passes by way of her tattoo’d sleeve being proudly displayed on her arm as she’s now going off to work in a yellow sun dress with sandals at a Non-Profit, leaving from his humble bungalow. As the song says: “Love, is a many splendored thing!”

After another night out with a girlfriend, Renesha is drugged & raped. Evan is devastated and completely obsessed about getting her a rape kit test and police report taken. Most of the last 45 minutes of the film is about this pursuit.

The experience after the assault might be worse than the violation itself. Quite possibly, these scenes will trigger anyone with this history; they’re very realistic. Both actors do a good job showing a broad range of emotions, growing and changing as the script demands. It never feels like acting.

I can’t remember the last time lighting made any difference to me at all in a movie but it is absolutely a big deal in this one. It adds texture, mood, tension, well, it really conveys another layer of emotion beyond what the actors and soundtrack do. It is amazing.

Don’t be put off by the rating and topic. The subject is mature but the presentation is respectful. I’m not sure what 18+ really means but there are things on TV far more offensive than this movie.
Give it a chance🍿

Fiction, Fiction, Fiction August 2021 #15
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Powerful story about date rape with subtle performances
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Brittany Hall is the victim of date rape putting a massive strain on her relationship with boyfriend Will Brill. You can see the angst on Hall’s face as she realizes the situation she’s in. She doesn’t want to talk about what happened which is common as many women feel shame and blame themselves. The film also deals with the health bureaucracy Hall and Brill get stuck in such as when they go to a clinic for a rape kit, told they can’t get one and then are charged a fee just for checking in. The movie has very subtle performances and yet is a very powerful tale.
farm flowerReviewed in the United States on July 3, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth the money
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The movie does show problem with Healthcare. I thought it was long and drawn out. It didn't hold my attention. I didn't even finish it.
Regine T RousseauReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent
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This movie is well acted and written. A poignant look at sexual assault. A thoughtful exploration of romantic relationships. So good!
SarahReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Essential Viewing
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Nothing is sensationalized in this movie and yet I found myself glued to the screen watching a romance, a horror, and a slice of life that hits your heart. Test Pattern successfully confronts a myriad of complex issues compressed into 1 hour and 22 minutes. Time well spent.
DustReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Where angels fear to tread
Frame of reference is determinative. Affecting my frame of reference is the protagonist, a very good looking relatively young Black woman. She is about to start a new job, seems to have a reasonable career developing. Apparently in a committed relationship as well, she nonetheless is persuaded to venture out with a friend in search of some dancing and drinking fun. (recalls the often heard 'with friends like that one doesn't need enemies). Whatever the rationale, she winds up in the same situation as Bill Cosby took advantage of.
Surely, plying women with alcohol and drugs is problematic. The agency opportunity was to get out of there; once chemicals took their toll, agency is no longer involved.
This part of the movie was the most disturbing to me; utterly abandoning responsibility in favor of the needs of others.
Perhaps more than abstract notions of society's failing, this is the point of the film. Seem to me, the odds of something good coming from that abandonment are slim. Embracing is another matter, perhaps expressed in the relationship with the relatively new boyfriend. You might want to check out the movie to see how that goes.
ReneeReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
What's not said...says more
a Human drama that is meant to be felt as much as seen. The humility of the characters makes this story stick with you.
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