Surrounding Influence.
May 16, 2009, 8:21 am
Filed under: film, movies, reviews | Tags: , , ,

snow angels

“It’s easy for us to block out the things that upset us. But it’s important that you feel through this, it’s so important I can’t tell you.”

Don’t let the sunny/snowy landscapes fool you. The film is beautifully dark. Its title, Snow Angels, represents that innocence and the child-like qualities in all of us that eventually disappears. Turns out it was a perfect title.

Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, and Olivia Thirlby star in this film about the harsh world that is adulthood, and the shock felt by those experiencing it for the very first time. It’s a well-written script and was casted excellently. Kate Beckinsale’s great performance is one of many. Director David Gordon Green paid special attention to his characters, and it was much appreciated.

Both Michael Angarano and Olivia Thirlby were standouts in their roles. It’s a rapid transformation one experiences in high school. You’re no longer a child, but emotionally too immature to be considered an adult. It’s tough, especially if you’re surrounded by adults desperately trying to suck you into their world. The movie is heavy with themes and won’t have that happy ending, but is still worth every moment.

4.5

 

– JD

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